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Denis Wirtz, Ph.D.

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Joint Appointment in Oncology



  • Joint Appointment in Oncology
  • Joint Appointment in Pathology

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Fraley, S.I.; Feng, Y.; Krishnamurthy, R.; Kim, D.H.; Celedon, A.; Longmore, G.D.; Wirtz, D. A distinctive role for focal adhesion proteins in three-dimensional cell motility. Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;12(6):598-604.
  2. Mali, P.; Wirtz, D.; Searson, P.C. Interplay of RhoA and motility in the programmed spreading of daughter cells postmitosis. Biophys J. 2010 Dec 1;99(11):3526-3534.
  3. Muller, M.; Hemicker, G.; Juptner, U.; Wuellner, U.; Wirtz, D.C.; Hirner, A.; Standop, J. Inadequate Reimbursement for Surgical Patients with Parkinson's Disease According to Diagnosis-Related Grouping. Zentralbl Chir. 2010 May 3.
  4. Smeets, R.; Marx, R.; Kolk, A.; Said-Yekta, S.; Grosjean, M.B.; Stoll, C.; Tinschert, J.; Wirtz, D.C.; Riediger, D.; Endres, K. In vitro study of adhesive polymethylmethacrylate bone cement bonding to cortical bone in maxillofacial surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Dec;68(12):3028-3033.
  5. Stahl, P.J.; Romano, N.H.; Wirtz, D.; Yu, S.M. PEG-based hydrogels with collagen mimetic peptide-mediated and tunable physical cross-links. Biomacromolecules. 2010 Sep 13;11(9):2336-2344.
  6. Weber, O.; Goost, H.; Mueller, M.; Burger, C.; Wirtz, D.; Pagenstert, G.; Gravius, S. Mid-Term Results after Post-Traumatic Knee Joint Replacement in Elderly Patients. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010 Apr 13.
  7. Weiss, S.; Wirtz, D.; David, B.; Krueger, S.; Lips, O.; Caulfield, D.; Pedersen, S.F.; Bostock, J.; Razavi, R.; Schaeffter, T. In vivo evaluation and proof of radiofrequency safety of a novel diagnostic MR-electrophysiology catheter. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Nov 3.
  8. Wildt, B.; Wirtz, D.; Searson, P.C. Triggering cell detachment from patterned electrode arrays by programmed subcellular release. Nat Protoc. 2010 Jul;5(7):1273-1280.
  9. Wirtz, D.; Khatau, S.B. Protein filaments: Bundles from boundaries. Nat Mater. 2010 Oct;9(10):788-790.
  10. Zhang, W.; Titze, M.; Cappi, B.; Wirtz, D.C.; Telle, R.; Fischer, H. Improved mechanical long-term reliability of hip resurfacing prostheses by using silicon nitride. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2010 Nov;21(11):3049-3057.
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