Selected Basic Science Publications

The full list of publications can be found in PubMed, Google Scholar, ORCID, and Research Gate.

Publications at Columbia University (2018 to now)
  1. Agrafioti P, Morin-Baxter J, Tanagala KKK, Dubey S, Sims P, Lalla E, Momen-Heravi F*. Decoding the role of macrophages in periodontitis and type 2 diabetes using single-cell RNA-sequencing.
    FASEB J. 2022 Feb;36(2):e22136. [*Corresponding author]
  2. Li J, Momen-Heravi F, Wu X, He K. Mechanism of METTL14 and m6A modification of lncRNA MALAT1 in the proliferation of oral squamous cell carcinoma cells.
    Oral Dis. 2022 Apr 25. doi: 10.1111/odi.14220.
  3. Shimonosono M, Tanaka K, Flashner S, Takada S, Matsuura N, Tomita Y, Sachdeva UM, Noguchi E, Sangwan V, Ferri L, Momen-Heravi F, Yoon AJ, Klein-Szanto AJ, Diehl JA, Nakagawa H. Alcohol Metabolism Enriches Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cancer Stem Cells That Survive Oxidative Stress via Autophagy.
    Biomolecules. 2021 Oct 7;11(10):1479.
  4. Momen-Heravi F, Catalano D, Talis A, Szabo G, Bala S. Protective effect of LNA-anti-miR-132 therapy on liver fibrosis in mice. Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids. 2021 Sep: 155-167.
  5. Kim H, Momen-Heravi F, Chen S, Hoffmann P, Kebschull M, Papapanou PN. Differential DNA methylation and mRNA transcription in gingival tissues in periodontal health and disease. J Clin Periodontol. 2021 Sep;48(9):1152-1164.
  6. Wu X, Cheng YL, Matthen M, Yoon A, Schwartz GK, Bala S, Taylor AM*, Momen-Heravi F*. Down-regulation of the tumor suppressor miR-34a contributes to head and neck cancer by up-regulating the MET oncogene and modulating tumor immune evasion. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Feb 17;40(1):70. [*Co-corresponding authors]
  7. Yoon AJ, Santella RM, Wang S, Kutler DI, Carvajal RD, Philipone E, Wang T, Peters SM, Stewart CR, Momen-Heravi F, Troob S, Levin M, Akhavan Aghdam Z, Shackelford AJ, Canterbury CR, Shimonosono M, Hernandez BY, McDowell BD, Nakagawa H. MicroRNA-Based Cancer Mortality Risk Scoring System and hTERT Expression in Early-Stage Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma. J Oncol. 2021 Jan 15;2021:8292453.
  8. Momen-Heravi F, Friedman RA, Albeshri S, Sawle A, Kebschull M, Kuhn A, Papapanou PN. Cell Type-Specific Decomposition of Gingival Tissue Transcriptomes. J Dent Res. 2021 Jan 8:22034520979614.
  9. Mathew M, Zade M, Mezghani N, Patel R, Wang Y, Momen-Heravi F. Extracellular vesicles as biomarkers in cancer immunotherapy. Cancers 2020; 12(10): 2825.
  10. Yoon AJ, Wang S, Kutler DI, Carvajal RD, Philipone E, Wang T, Peters SM, LaRocher D, Hernandez BY, McDowell BD, Stewart CR, Momen-Heravi F, Santella RM. MicroRNA-based risk scoring system to identify early-stage oral squamous cell carcinoma patients at high-risk for cancer-specific mortality. Head Neck. 2020;10.1002/hed.26089. doi:10.1002/hed.26089
  11. Szabo S, Momen-Heravi F. Extracellular Vesicles and Exosomes. Chapter in: The Liver: Biology and Pathobiology, 6th edition, 2020: 1022-1027.
  12. Almubarak A, Tanagala KKK, Papapanou PN, Lalla E, Momen-Heravi F*. Disruption of monocytes and macrophages in periodontal disease. Frontiers in Immunology. 11:330. [*Corresponding author]
  13. Brenner AW, Su GH, Momen-Heravi F*. Isolation of Extracellular Vesicles for Cancer Diagnosis and Functional Studies. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1882:229-237. [*Corresponding author]
  14. Momen-Heravi F*, Bala S*. Extracellular vesicles in oral squamous carcinoma carry oncogenic miRNA profile and reprogram monocytes via NF- κB pathway. Oncotarget. 2018; 5;9(78):34838-34854. [*Co-corresponding authors]
  15. Momen-Heravi F*, Getting SJ, Moschos SA. Extracellular vesicles and their, nucleic acids for biomarker discovery. Pharmacol Ther. 2018;192:170-187. [*Corresponding authors]
  16. Momen-Heravi F*, Bala S. miRNA regulation of innate immunity. J Leukoc Biol. 2018 Apr 14. [*Corresponding authors]
  17. Saha B, Momen-Heravi F, Furi I, Kodys K, Catalano D, Gangopadhyay A, Haraszti R, Satishchandran A, Iracheta-Vellve A, Adejumo A, Shaffer SA, Szabo G. Extracellular vesicles from mice with alcoholic liver disease carry a distinct protein cargo and induce macrophage activation through heat shock protein 90. Hepatology. 2018;67(5):1986-2000.
  18. Momen-Heravi F, Bala S. Emerging role of non-coding RNA in oral cancer. Cell Signal. 2018;42:134-143.
  19. Yang W, Liu L, Masugi Y, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Keum N, Wu K, Smith-Warner S, Ma Y, Nowak JA, Momen-Heravi F, Zhang L, Bowden M, Morikawa T, Silva AD, Wang M, Chan AT, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Zhang X. Calcium intake and risk of colorectal cancer according to expression status of calcium-sensing receptor (CASR). Gut. 2018;67(8):1475-1483.
Publications before 2018
  1. Momen-Heravi F, Masugi Y, Qian ZR, Nishihara R, Liu L, Smith-Warner SA, Keum N, Zhang L, Tchrakian N, Nowak JA, Yang W, Ma Y, Bowden M, da Silva A, Wang M, Fuchs CS, Meyerhardt JA, Ng K, Wu K, Giovannucci E, Ogino S, Zhang X. Tumor expression of calcium sensing receptor and colorectal cancer survival: Results from the nurses’ health study and health professionals follow-up study. Int J Cancer. 2017; 15;141(12):2471-2479.
  2. Momen-Heravi F. Isolation of Extracellular Vesicles by Ultracentrifugation. Methods Mol Biol. 2017;1660:25-32.
  3. Furi I, Momen-Heravi F, Szabo G. Extracellular vesicle isolation: present and future. Ann Transl Med. 2017;5(12):263.
  4. Szabo G, Momen-Heravi F. Extracellular vesicles in liver disease and potential as biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017;14(8):455-466.
  5. Momen-Heravi F, Babic A, Tworoger SS, Zhang L, Wu K, Smith-Warner SA, Ogino S, Chan AT, Meyerhardt J, Giovannucci E, Fuchs C, Cho E, Michaud DS, Stampfer MJ, Yu YH, Kim D, Zhang X. Periodontal disease, tooth loss and colorectal cancer risk: Results from the Nurses’ Health Study. Int J Cancer. 2017;140(3):646-652.
  6. Saha B*, Momen-Heravi F*, Kodys K, Szabo G. MicroRNA Cargo of Extracellular Vesicles from Alcohol-exposed Monocytes Signals Naive Monocytes to Differentiate into M2 Macrophages. J Biol Chem. 2016 ;291(1):149-59. [*Equal contributions]
  7. Momen-Heravi F, Bala S. The miRNA and Extracellular Vesicles in Alcoholic Liver Disease. Chapter in: Molecular Aspects of Alcohol and Nutrition, 2016: p275-286.
  8. Momen-Heravi F, Saha B, Kodys K, Catalano D, Satishchandran A, Szabo G. Increased number of circulating exosomes and their microRNA cargos are potential novel biomarkers in alcoholic hepatitis. J Transl Med. 2015;12;13:261.
  9. Bala S, Csak T, Momen-Heravi F, Lippai D, Kodys K, Catalano D, Satishchandran A, Ambros V, Szabo G. Biodistribution and function of extracellular miRNA-155 in mice. Sci Rep. 2015;5:10721.
  10. Momen-Heravi F, Bala S, Kodys K, Szabo G. Exosomes derived from alcohol-treated hepatocytes horizontally transfer liver specific miRNA-122 and sensitize monocytes to LPS. Sci Rep. 2015;5:9991.
  11. Bukong TN*, Momen-Heravi F*, Kodys K, Bala S, Szabo G. Exosomes from hepatitis C infected patients transmit HCV infection and contain replication competent viral RNA in complex with Ago2-miR122-HSP90. PLoS Pathog. 2014 ;10(10):e1004424. [*Equal contributions]
  12. Momen-Heravi F, Trachtenberg AJ, Kuo WP, Cheng YS. Genomewide Study of Salivary MicroRNAs for Detection of Oral Cancer. J Dent Res. 2014;93(7 Suppl):86S-93S.
  13. Balaj L*, Momen-Heravi F*, Chen W, Sivaraman S, Zhang X, Ludwig N, Meese E, Wurdinger T, Noske D, Charest A, Hochberg FH, Vandertop P, Skog J, Kuo WP. Detection of human c-Myc and EGFR amplifications in circulating extracellular vesicles in mouse tumour models. J of Circulating Biomarkers.2014; 3:6. [*Equal contributions]
  14. Momen-Heravi F, Bala S, Bukong T, Szabo G. Exosome-mediated delivery of functionally active miRNA-155 inhibitor to macrophages. Nanomedicine. 2014;10(7):1517-27.
  15. Jia S, Zocco D, Samuels ML, Chou MF, Chammas R, Skog J, Zarovni N, Momen-Heravi F, Kuo WP. Emerging technologies in extracellular vesicle-based molecular diagnostics. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2014;14(3):307-21.
  16. Momen-Heravi F, Balaj L, Alian S, Mantel PY, Halleck AE, Trachtenberg AJ, Soria CE, Oquin S, Bonebreak CM, Saracoglu E, Skog J, Kuo WP. Current methods for the isolation of extracellular vesicles. Biol Chem. 2013;394(10):1253-62.
  17. Suntres ZE, Smith MG, Momen-Heravi F, Hu J, Zhang X, Wu Y, Zhu H, Wang J, Zhou J, Kuo WP. Therapeutic uses of exosomes. Exosomes Microvesicles. 2013;1:5.
  18. Momen-Heravi F, Balaj L, Alian S, Tigges J, Toxavidis V, Ericsson M, Distel RJ, Ivanov AR, Skog J, Kuo WP. Alternative methods for characterization of extracellular vesicles. Front Physiol. 2012;7;3:354.
  19. Momen-Heravi F, Balaj L, Alian S, Trachtenberg AJ, Hochberg FH, Skog J, Kuo WP. Impact of biofluid viscosity on size and sedimentation efficiency of the isolated microvesicles. Front Physiol. 2012;28;3:162.
  20. Sandu N, Momen-Heravi F, Sadr-Eshkevari P, Schaller B. Molecular imaging for stem cell transplantation in neuroregenerative medicine. Neurodegener Dis. 2012;9(2):60-7.
  21. Khalilzadeh O, Anvari M, Esteghamati A, Momen-Heravi F, Rashidi A, Amiri HM, Tahvildari M, Mahmoudi M, Amirzargar A. Genetic susceptibility to Graves’ ophthalmopathy: The role of polymorphisms in anti-inflammatory cytokine genes. Ophthalmic Genet. 2010;31(4):215-20.
  22. Anvari M, Khalilzadeh O, Esteghamati A, Momen-Heravi F, Mahmoudi M, Esfahani SA, Rashidi A, Amirzargar A. Graves’ disease and gene polymorphism of TNF-α, IL-2, IL-6, IL-12, and IFN-γ. Endocrine. 2010;37(2):344-8.
  23. Khalilzadeh O, Anvari M, Esteghamati A, Momen-Heravi F, Mahmoudi M, Rashidi A, Amiri HM, Ranjbar M, Tabataba-Vakili S, Amirzargar A. The interleukin-1 family gene polymorphisms and Graves’ disease. Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2010;71(4):281-5.
  24. Momen-Beitollahi J, Mansourian A, Momen-Heravi F, Amanlou M, Obradov S, Sahebjamee M. Assessment of salivary and serum antioxidant status in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2010;15(4):e557-61.
  25. Bayat M, Momen-Heravi F, Marjani M, Motahhary P. A comparison of bone reconstruction following application of bone matrix gelatin and autogenous bone grafts to alveolar defects: an animal study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2010;38(4):288-92.
  26. Khalilzadeh O, Anvari M, Momen-Heravi F, Esteghamati A, Rashidi A, Mahmoudi M, Nikbin B, Amirzargar A. Gene polymorphisms of interleukin-4, interleukin-10 and transforming growth factor-beta in Graves’ disease. Clin Exp Med. 2010;10(2):123-8.K*

Selected Clinical Publications

  1. Park WB, Han JY, Kang P, Momen-Heravi F. The clinical and radiographic outcomes of Schneiderian membrane perforation without repair in sinus elevation surgery. Clin Implant Dent Relat Res. 2019 Apr 4. doi: 10.1111/cid.12752.
  2. Momen-Heravi F, Peters SM, Garfinkle L, Kang P. Acellular Dermal Matrix as a Barrier for Guided Bone Regeneration of Dehiscence Defects Around Dental Implants: A Clinical and Histological Report. Implant Dent. 2018 Aug;27(4):521-524.
  3. Bayat M, Shariati M, Rajaeirad F, Yekaninejad MS, Momen-Heravi F, Davoudmanesh Z. Facial Anthropometric Norms of the Young Iranian Population. J Maxillofac Oral Surg. 2018 Jun;17(2):150-157.
  4. Sanz-Miralles EC, Li R, Momen-Heravi F, Mendieta C, Konofagou EE, Papapanou PN. Assessment of arterial stiffness in periodontitis using a novel pulse wave imaging methodology. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 May;44(5):502-510.
  5. Momen-Heravi F, Kang P. Treatment of aggressive periodontitis with guided tissue regeneration technique and enamel matrix derivative (EMD): a clinical report. Clin Adv Periodontics. 2017; 7(4):182-189.
  6. Momen-Heravi F, Kang P. Management of cannabis-induced periodontitis via resective surgical therapy: A clinical report. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017 Mar;148(3):179-184.
  7. Bayat M, Momen Heravi F, Mahmoudi M, Bahrami N. Bone Reconstruction following Application of Bone Matrix Gelatin to Alveolar Defects: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Int J Organ Transplant Med. 2015;6(4):176-81.
  8. Monzavi A, Eshraghi S, Hashemian R, Momen-Heravi F. In vitro and ex vivo antimicrobial efficacy of nano-MgO in the elimination of endodontic pathogens. Clin Oral Investig. 2015 Mar;19(2):349-56.
  9. Abdollahi M, Momen-Heravi F. Fluoride toxicity. Chapter in: Encyclopedia of Toxicology (3rd Edition). 2014:p606-610.
  10. Khedmat S, Momen-Heravi F, Pishvaei M. A comparison of viscoelastic properties of three root canal sealers. J Dent (Tehran). 2013 Mar;10(2):147-54.
  11. Abbasi M, Bayat M, Beshkar M, Momen-Heravi F. Ultrasound-guided simultaneous irrigation and drainage of facial abscess. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Mar;23(2):558-9.
  12. Bayat M, Khobyari MM, Dalband M, Momen-Heravi F. Full mouth implant rehabilitation of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia after orthognathic surgery, sinus and ridge augmentation: a clinical report. J Adv Prosthodont. 2011 Jun;3(2):96-100.
  13. Mansourian A, Momen-Heravi F, Saheb-Jamee M, Esfehani M, Khalilzadeh O, Momen-Beitollahi J. Comparison of aloe vera mouthwash with triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% on oral lichen planus: a randomized double-blinded clinical trial. Am J Med Sci. 2011 Dec;342(6):447-51.
  14. Bayat M, Badri A, Momen-Heravi F, Garajei A, Asgarian A. Transverse displacement and angulation of the proximal segment after mandibular setback by means of bilateral intraoral vertico-sagittal ramus osteotomy. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Mar;69(3):906-10.
  15. Alikhasi M, Siadat H, Monzavi A, Momen-Heravi F. Three-dimensional accuracy of implant and abutment level impression techniques: effect on marginal discrepancy. J Oral Implantol. 2011 Dec;37(6):649-57
  16. Khojasteh A, Mohajerani H, Momen-Heravi F, Kazemi M, Alikhasi M. Sandwich bone graft covered with buccal fat pad in severely atrophied edentulous maxilla: a clinical report. J Oral Implantol. 2011 Jun;37(3):361-6.
  17. Pakfetrat A, Mansourian A, Momen-Heravi F, Delavarian Z, Momen-Beitollahi J, Khalilzadeh O, Basir-Shabestari S. Comparison of colchicine versus prednisolone in recurrent aphthous stomatitis: A double-blind randomized clinical trial. Clin Invest Med. 2010 Jun 1;33(3):E189-95.
  18. Bayat M, Momen-Heravi F, Khalilzadeh O, Mirhosseni Z, Sadeghi-Tari A. Comparison of conchal cartilage graft with nasal septal cartilage graft for reconstruction of orbital floor blowout fractures. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;48(8):617-20.
  19. Babaee N, Mansourian A, Momen-Heravi F, Moghadamnia A, Momen-Beitollahi J. The efficacy of a paste containing Myrtus communis (Myrtle) in the management of recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a randomized controlled trial. Clin Oral Investig. 2010 Feb;14(1):65-70.