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Criscimanna A., Coudriet G.M., Gittes, G.K., Piganelli J.D., and Esni F (2014). Activated macrophages create lineage-specific microenvironments for pancreatic acinar- and β-cell regeneration in mice. Gastroenterology, 147:1106-1118. View PDF

Criscimann A., Duan L.J., Rhodes J.A., Fendrich V., Wickline E., Hartman D.J., Monga P.S., Lotze M.T., Gittes G.K., Fong G.H & Esni F. (2013). PanIN-specific regulation of Wnt signaling by HIF2α during early pancreatic tumorigenesis. Cancer Research, 73 (15): 4781-90. View PDF

Guo P., Xiao X., El-Gohary Y., Criscimanna A., Prasadan K., Rymer C., Shiota C., Wiersch J., Gaffar I., Esni F., and George Gittes (2013). Specific Transduction and Labeling of Pancreatic Ducts by Targeted Recombinant Viral Infusion into Mouse Pancreatic Ducts. Lab. Invest., 93 (11):1241-53. View PDF

Shiota C., Prasadan K., Guo P., El-Gohary Y., Wiersch J., Xiao X., Esni F., and George Gittes (2013). Alpha-cells are dispensable in postnatal morphogenesis and maturation of mouse pancreatic islets. AJP-Endocrinology and Metabolism, 305 (8): 1030-40. View PDF

Criscimanna, A., Bertera, S., Esni, F., Trucco, M., Bottino, R. (2011). The enigma of β-cell regeneration in the adult pancreas: self-renewal versus neogenesis. InTech.

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Rhodes J.A., Criscimanna A., and Esni F. (2012). Induction of mouse pancreatic ductal differentiation, an in vitro assay. In Vitro Cell & Dev. Bio.-Animal, 48 (10): 641-649. View PDF

Criscimanna, A., Speicher, J.A., Houshmand, G., Shiota, C., Prasadan, K., Baoan Ji, Craig Logsdon, Gittes, G.K.,  & Esni, F. (2011). Duct cells contribute to regeneration of endocrine and acinar cells following pancreatic damage in adult mice. Gastroenterology  141:1451-1462. View PDF

Stefan, M., Simmons, R. A., Bertera, S., Trucco, M.,  Esni, F., Drain, R., and Nicholls, R. D. (2011). Loss of an imprinted gene cluster in mice leads to profound pancreatic α-and β-cell defects. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 300 (5):E909-E922. View PDF

Esni, F.*, Shah, S.R.*, Jakub, A, Paredes, J., Lath, N., Malek, M., Potoka, D.A., Prasadan., K., Mastroberardino, P.G., Shiota, C., Guo, P., Miller, K.A., Hackam., D.J., Burns, C.R., Tulachan, S.S., Gittes, G.K. (2011). Embryonic mouse blood flow and oxygen correlate with early pancreatic differentiation. Dev. Biol., 349: 342-349. View PDF

Chen, H., Houshmand, H., Mishra, S., Fong, G.H, Gittes, G.K., Esni, F. (2010). Impaired pancreatic development in Hif2-alpha deficient mice. BBRC, 399:440-445. View PDF

Habbe, N., Shi, G., Meguid, R.A, Fendrich, V., Esni, F., Chen, H., Feldmann, G., Konieczny, S.F., Leach, S.D., and Maitra A. (2008). Spontaneous induction of murine pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia (mPanIN) by acinar targeting of oncogenic Kras in adult mice. PNAS, 105 (48):18913-8. View PDF

Esni, F.*, Fendrich, V.*, Garay, M., Feldman, G., Nygard Jensen, J., Dor, Y., Stoffers, D., Jensen J., Leach, S. D., and Maitra, A. (2008). Hedgehog signaling is required for effective regeneration of exocrine pancreas. Gastroenterology 135: 621-631. View PDF

Fendrich, V., Waldmann, J., Esni, F., Ramaswamy, A., Mullemdore, M., Buchholz., M., Maitra., A., Feldmann, G. (2007). Snail and Sonic Hedgehog activation in neuroendocrine tumors of the ileum.  Endocrine-Related Cancer. 14(3):865-74. View PDF

Wells, J. M., Esni, F., Boivin, G., Aronow, B. J., Stuart, W., Combs, C., Sklenka, A., Leach, S. D., and Lowy, A., M. (2007). Wnt/beta-catenin signaling is required for development of the exocrine pancreas. BMC Dev. Biol. 7:4. View PDF

Edsbagge, J., Johansson, J.K., Esni, F., Luo, Y., Radice, G.L., and Semb, H. (2005). Vascular function and sphingosine-1-phosphate regulate development of the dorsal pancreatic mesenchyme. Development 132: 1085-1092. View PDF

Esni, F., Ghosh, B., Biankin, A.V., Lin, J.W., Albert, M.A., Yu, X., MacDonald, R.J., Civin, C.I., Real, F.X., Ball, D.W., and Leach, S.D. (2004). Notch inhibits PTF1 function and acinar cell differentiation in developing mouse and zebrafish pancreas. Development 131: 4213-4224. View PDF

Esni, F., Miyamoto, Y., Leach, S.D., and Ghosh, B. (2004). Primary explant cultures of adult and embryonic pancreas. Meth. Mol. Med. 103: 259-272. View PDF

Esni, F., Stoffers, D.A., Takeuchi, T., and Leach, S.D. (2004). Origin of exocrine pancreatic cells from nestin-positive precursors in developing mouse pancreas. Mech Dev. 121: 15-25. View PDF

Esni, F., Johansson, B.R., Radice, G.L., and Semb, H. (2001). Dorsal pancreas agenesis in N-cadherin-deficient mice. Dev. Biol. 328: 202-212. View PDF

Esni, F., Taljedal, I., Perl, A.K., Cremer, H., Christofori, G., and Semb, H. (1999). Neuronal cell adhesion molecule (N-CAM) is required for cell type segregation and normal ultrastructure in pancreatic islets. J. Cell Biol. 144: 325-337. View PDF

Rosenberg, P., Esni, F., Sjodin, A., Larue, L., Carlsson, L., Gullberg, D., Takeichi, M., Kemler, R., and Semb, H. (1997). R-cadherin is involved in straited muscle formation. Dev. Biol. 187: 55-70. View PDF