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Selected Publications

Sun, Y., Dos Santos, A., Balayan, A., Deng, S. X. Evaluation of Cryopreservation Media for the Preservation of Human Corneal Stromal Stem CellsTissue Eng Part C Methods 26, 37-43, (2020).

Aravena, C., Bozkurt, K., Chuephanich, P., Supiyaphun, C., Yu, F., Deng, S. X. Classification of Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency Using Clinical and Confocal Grading. Cornea 38, 1-7, (2019).

Dos Santos, A., Balayan, A., Funderburgh, M. L., Ngo, J., Funderburgh, J. L., Deng, S. X. Differentiation Capacity of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Keratocyte LineageInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 60, 3013-3023, (2019).

Gonzalez, S., Oh, D., Baclagon, E. R., Zheng, J. J., Deng, S. X. Wnt Signaling Is Required for the Maintenance of Human Limbal Stem/Progenitor Cells In Vitro. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 60, 107-112, (2019).

Gonzalez, S., Uhm, H., Deng, S. X. Notch Inhibition Prevents Differentiation of Human Limbal Stem/Progenitor Cells in vitro. Sci Rep 9, 10373, (2019).

Le, Q., Cordova, D., Xu, J., Deng, S. X. In Vivo Evaluation of the Limbus Using Anterior Segment Optical Coherence TomographyTransl Vis Sci Technol 7, 12, (2018).

Le, Q., Samson, C. M., Deng, S. X. A Case of Corneal Neovascularization Misdiagnosed as Total Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency. Cornea 37, 1067-1070, (2018).

Gonzalez, S., Chen, L., Deng, S. X. Comparative Study of Xenobiotic-Free Media for the Cultivation of Human Limbal Epithelial Stem/Progenitor CellsTissue Eng Part C Methods 23, 219-227, (2017).

Le, Q., Yang, Y., Deng, S. X., Xu, J. Correlation between the existence of the palisades of Vogt and limbal epithelial thickness in limbal stem cell deficiency. Clin Exp Ophthalmol 45, 224-231, (2017).

Mei, H., Gonzalez, S., Nakatsu, M. N., Baclagon, E. R., Chen, F. V., Deng, S. X. Human adipose-derived stem cells support the growth of limbal stem/progenitor cellsPLoS One 12, e0186238, (2017).

Gonzalez, S., Mei, H., Nakatsu, M. N., Baclagon, E. R., Deng, S. X. A 3D culture system enhances the ability of human bone marrow stromal cells to support the growth of limbal stem/progenitor cells. Stem Cell Res 16, 358-364, (2016).

Chan, E. H., Chen, L., Yu, F., Deng, S. X. Epithelial Thinning in Limbal Stem Cell DeficiencyAm J Ophthalmol 160, 669-677 e664, (2015).

Mei, H., Nakatsu, M. N., Baclagon, E. R., Deng, S. X. Frizzled 7 maintains the undifferentiated state of human limbal stem/progenitor cellsStem Cells 32, 938-945, (2014).

Nakatsu, M. N., Gonzalez, S., Mei, H., Deng, S. X. Human limbal mesenchymal cells support the growth of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cellsInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55, 6953-6959, (2014).

Gonzalez, S., Deng, S. X. Presence of native limbal stromal cells increases the expansion efficiency of limbal stem/progenitor cells in cultureExp Eye Res 116, 169-176, (2013).

Le, Q., Deng, S. X., Xu, J. In vivo confocal microscopy of congenital aniridia-associated keratopathyEye (Lond) 27, 763-766, (2013).

Hong, J., Xu, J., Wei, A., Deng, S. X., Cui, X., Yu, X., Sun, X. A new tonometer--the Corvis ST tonometer: clinical comparison with noncontact and Goldmann applanation tonometersInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54, 659-665, (2013).

Chen, Y., Huang, K., Nakatsu, M. N., Xue, Z., Deng, S. X., Fan, G. Identification of novel molecular markers through transcriptomic analysis in human fetal and adult corneal endothelial cellsHum Mol Genet 22, 1271-1279, (2013).

Nakatsu, M. N., Vartanyan, L., Vu, D. M., Ng, M. Y., Li, X., Deng, S. X. Preferential biological processes in the human limbus by differential gene profilingPLoS One 8, e61833, (2013).

Sejpal, K., Bakhtiari, P., Deng, S. X. Presentation, diagnosis and management of limbal stem cell deficiencyMiddle East Afr J Ophthalmol 20, 5-10, (2013).

Hong, J., Deng, S. X., Xu, J. Enzymatic vitreolysis with ocriplasmin for vitreomacular traction and macular holesN Engl J Med 367, 2053; author reply 2054, (2012).

Kurbanyan, K., Sejpal, K. D., Aldave, A. J., Deng, S. X. In vivo confocal microscopic findings in Lisch corneal dystrophyCornea 31, 437-441, (2012).

Wang, L., Deng, S. X., Lu, L. Role of CTCF in EGF-induced migration of immortalized human corneal epithelial cellsInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53, 946-951, (2012).

Hong, J., Zheng, T., Xu, J., Deng, S. X., Chen, L., Sun, X., Le, Q., Li, Y. Assessment of limbus and central cornea in patients with keratolimbal allograft transplantation using in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopy: an observational studyGraefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 249, 701-708, (2011).

Zarei-Ghanavati, S., Ramirez-Miranda, A., Deng, S. X. Limbal lacuna: a novel limbal structure detected by in vivo laser scanning confocal microscopyOphthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 42 Online, e129-131, (2011).

Truong, T. T., Huynh, K., Nakatsu, M. N., Deng, S. X. SSEA4 is a potential negative marker for the enrichment of human corneal epithelial stem/progenitor cellsInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52, 6315-6320, (2011).

 Nakatsu, M. N., Ding, Z., Ng, M. Y., Truong, T. T., Yu, F., Deng, S. X. Wnt/beta-catenin signaling regulates proliferation of human cornea epithelial stem/progenitor cellsInvest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52, 4734-4741, (2011).