Laleh Ardeshirpour MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Research Interests

Bone changes during lactation and weaning


Research Summary

Dr. Ardeshirpour is interested in bone and mineral metabolism during lactation and after weaning. Her specific area of interest is identification of the systemic factors and signals that influence the dynamics and rate of bone turnover (bone formation and resorption) during this transitional period.


Selected Publications

  • Ardeshirpour L, Cole DEC, Carpenter TO. Evaluation of Bone and Mineral Disorders. Pediatric Endocrinology Review. Oct 2007;5 Supp1:584-98.
  • Ardeshirpour L, Dann P, Douglas J. Adams DJ, Nelson T, VanHouten J, Horowitz MC, Wysolmerski JJ. Weaning Triggers a Decrease in RANKL Expression, Widespread Osteoclast Apoptosis and Rapid Recovery of Bone Mass after Lactation in Mice. Endocrinology, 2007 Aug; 148(8):3875-86. .
  • Ardeshirpour L, Dann P, Pollak M, Wysolmerski J, VanHouten J. The Calcium-Sensing Receptor Regulates PTHrP Production and Calcium Transport in the Lactating Mammary Gland. Bone 2006; 38 (6) 787-793.

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