• Dr. De Langhe is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his training at Ghent University and the USC Keck School of Medicine , he has held faculty positions at National Jewish Health's Department of Pediatrics and the University of Colorado's Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2018 Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-N13 Promotes Myofibroblast Resistance to Apoptosis in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  198:914-927. 2018
    2018 Developmental pathways in the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis.Molecular Aspects of Medicine2018
    2017 Fgf10-Hippo Epithelial-Mesenchymal Crosstalk Maintains and Recruits Lung Basal Stem Cells.Developmental Cell.  43:48-59.e5. 2017
    2017 Disruption of lineage specification in adult pulmonary mesenchymal progenitor cells promotes microvascular dysfunction.Journal of Clinical Investigation.  127:2262-2276. 2017
    2017 Erratum: Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosis (Cell Stem Cell (2017) 20(2) (261–273) (S1934590916303447) (10.1016/j.stem.2016.10.004))Cell Stem Cell.  20:571. 2017
    2017 Two-Way Conversion between Lipogenic and Myogenic Fibroblastic Phenotypes Marks the Progression and Resolution of Lung Fibrosis.Cell Stem Cell.  20:261-273.e3. 2017
    2016 Developmental Reprogramming in Mesenchymal Stromal Cells of Human Subjects with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.Scientific Reports.  6:37445. 2016
    2015 Evidence for the involvement of fibroblast growth factor 10 in lipofibroblast formation during embryonic lung development.Development.  142:4139-4150. 2015
    2015 Progenitors of secondary crest myofibroblasts are developmentally committed in early lung mesoderm.STEM CELLS.  33:999-1012. 2015
    2015 Wnt and FGF mediated epithelial-mesenchymal crosstalk during lung development.Developmental Dynamics.  244:342-366. 2015
    2014 General parity between trio and pairwise breeding of laboratory mice in static caging.Journal of Immunology.  193:4757-4760. 2014
    2014 miR-142-3p balances proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal cells during lung development.Development.  141:1272-1281. 2014
    2014 Lung epithelial stem cells and their niches: Fgf10 takes center stage.Fibrogenesis & Tissue Repair.  7:8. 2014
    2013 Localized Fgf10 expression is not required for lung branching morphogenesis but prevents differentiation of epithelial progenitors.Development.  140:3731-3742. 2013
    2013 Erratum: Embryonic epithelial Pten deletion through Nkx2.1-cre leads to thyroid tumorigenesis in a strain-dependent manner (Endocrine-Related Cancer 19 (111-122) DOI:10.1530/ERC-10-0327)Endocrine-Related Cancer.  20. 2013
    2013 c-Myc regulates proliferation and Fgf10 expression in airway smooth muscle after airway epithelial injury in mouse.PLoS ONE.  8:e71426. 2013
    2012 Mesodermal Pten inactivation leads to alveolar capillary dysplasia- like phenotype.Journal of Clinical Investigation.  122:3862-3872. 2012
    2012 Embryonic epithelial Pten deletion through Nkx2.1-cre leads to thyroid tumorigenesis in a strain-dependent manner.Endocrine-Related Cancer.  19:111-122. 2012
    2012 Characterization of a novel fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10) knock-in mouse line to target mesenchymal progenitors during embryonic development.PLoS ONE.  7:e38452. 2012
    2011 Parabronchial smooth muscle constitutes an airway epithelial stem cell niche in the mouse lung after injury.Journal of Clinical Investigation.  121:4409-4419. 2011
    2011 Neutrophil transmigration triggers repair of the lung epithelium via beta-catenin signaling.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  108:15990-15995. 2011
    2011 FGF10/FGFR2b signaling is essential for cardiac fibroblast development and growth of the myocardium.Development.  138:3331-3340. 2011
    2011 Osteoblasts derived from induced pluripotent stem cells form calcified structures in scaffolds both in vitro and in vivo.STEM CELLS.  29:206-216. 2011
    2010 β-catenin regulates mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation during hepatogenesis.Journal of Surgical Research.  164:276-285. 2010
    2010 Corrigendum to "Localization and fate of Fgf10-expressing cells in the adult mouse brain implicate Fgf10 in control of neurogenesis" [Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 37 (2008) 857-868] (DOI:10.1016/j.mcn.2008.01.008)Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  43:259. 2010
    2010 Lung organogenesis.Current Topics in Developmental Biology.  90:73-158. 2010
    2009 Deletion of Pten expands lung epithelial progenitor pools and confers resistance to airway injury.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  180:701-712. 2009
    2009 Fibroblast growth factor 10 plays a causative role in the tracheal cartilage defects in a mouse model of Apert syndrome.Pediatric Research.  66:386-390. 2009
    2009 miR-17 family of microRNAs controls FGF10-mediated embryonic lung epithelial branching morphogenesis through MAPK14 and STAT3 regulation of E-Cadherin distribution.Developmental Biology.  333:238-250. 2009
    2009 Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-g agonist treatment increases septation and angiogenesis and decreases airway hyperresponsiveness in a model of experimental neonatal chronic lung disease.The Anatomical record. Supplement : an offical publication of the American Association of Anatomists.  292:1045-1061. 2009
    2008 Human amniotic fluid stem cells can integrate and differentiate into epithelial lung lineages.STEM CELLS.  26:2902-2911. 2008
    2008 Terminal end bud maintenance in mammary gland is dependent upon FGFR2b signaling.Developmental Biology.  317:121-131. 2008
    2008 Localization and fate of Fgf10-expressing cells in the adult mouse brain implicate Fgf10 in control of neurogenesis.Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience.  37:857-868. 2008
    2008 Wnt signaling in lung organogenesis.Organogenesis.  4:100-108. 2008
    2008 Formation and differentiation of multiple mesenchymal lineages during lung development is regulated by beta-catenin signaling.PLoS ONE.  3:e1516. 2008
    2007 Fibroblast growth factor 10 is critical for liver growth during embryogenesis and controls hepatoblast survival via beta-catenin activation.Hepatology.  46:1187-1197. 2007
    2007 Fgf10 dosage is critical for the amplification of epithelial cell progenitors and for the formation of multiple mesenchymal lineages during lung development.Developmental Biology.  307:237-247. 2007
    2006 Levels of mesenchymal FGFR2 signaling modulate smooth muscle progenitor cell commitment in the lung.Developmental Biology.  299:52-62. 2006
    2006 Differential role of FGF9 on epithelium and mesenchyme in mouse embryonic lung.Developmental Biology.  293:77-89. 2006
    2006 The fibroblast growth factor pathway serves a regulatory role in proliferation and apoptosis in the pathogenesis of intestinal atresia.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  41:132-136. 2006
    2005 Wnt5a regulates Shh and Fgf10 signaling during lung development.Developmental Biology.  287:86-97. 2005
    2005 A novel function for the protein tyrosine phosphatase Shp2 during lung branching morphogenesis.Developmental Biology.  282:422-431. 2005
    2005 Fgf10 expression identifies parabronchial smooth muscle cell progenitors and is required for their entry into the smooth muscle cell lineage.Development.  132:2157-2166. 2005
    2005 Molecular mechanisms of early lung specification and branching morphogenesis.Pediatric Research.  57:26R-37R. 2005
    2005 Colonic atresia without mesenteric vascular occlusion. The role of the fibroblast growth factor 10 signaling pathway.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  40:390-396. 2005
    2005 Fibroblast growth factor-10 serves a regulatory role in duodenal development.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  40:313-316. 2005
    2005 Dickkopf-1 (DKK1) reveals that fibronectin is a major target of Wnt signaling in branching morphogenesis of the mouse embryonic lungDevelopmental Biology.  277:316-331. 2005
    2004 A genetic mechanism for cecal atresia: the role of the Fgf10 signaling pathway.Journal of Surgical Research.  120:201-209. 2004
    2004 Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 IIIb invalidation--a potential cause of familial duodenal atresia.Journal of Pediatric Surgery.  39:872-874. 2004
    2004 Requirement for fibroblast growth factor 10 or fibroblast growth factor receptor 2-IIIb signaling for cecal development in mouse.Developmental Biology.  265:61-74. 2004
    2002 Interaction of the small GTPase Rac3 with NRBP, a protein with a kinase-homology domain.International Journal of Molecular Medicine.  9:451-459. 2002

    Research Overview

  • Dr. De Langhe's research focuses on lung development, lung regeneration and lung stem cells. He is especially interested in how Wnt and FGF signaling pathways between stem cells and their niche control the differentiation, proliferation and maintenance of several mesenchymally and epithelial cell lineages.
  • Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biotechnology, Ghent University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biotechnology, Ghent University
  • Full Name

  • Stijn De Langhe
  • Blazerid

  • delanghe