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Arnold J. Kahn, PhD, MS

Arnold J. Kahn, PhD, MS

Senior Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman, Department of Cell and Tissue Biology, School of Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco
Phone: 415-476-6105, 415-209-2299
Fax: 415-514-8150
E-Mail: arnold.kahn@ucsf.edu, akahn@buckinstitute.org

Box 0560
550 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94158

Dr. Kahn is conducting studies on hormesis and the regulation of stress resistance and aging in C elegans, and the epidemiology and relationship to systemic disorders and modeling in Drosophila melanogaster. He is currently a visiting scientist, in residence, at the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato, California.

Research Interests

Selected Publications

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  1. Kahn, A and A. Olsen. 2009. Stress to the rescue: is hormesis a cure for aging?
  2. Kahn AJ and MF Fraga. 2009. Epigenetics and Aging: Status, Challenges and Needs for the Future. J Gerontol. series A, 64(2):195-8.
  3. Kahn AJ. 2005. Regaining Lost Youth: The Controversial and Colorful Beginnings of Hormone Replacement Therapy in Aging. J Gerontology, Series A, 60:142-147.
  4. Brizendine L, Wolkowitz O, Halloran and A Kahn 2002. DHEA Supplementation and bone remodeling in middle-aged to elderly men. J Clinical Endocrinol & Metab. Apr;87(4):1544-9.
  5. Gazit D, Y Zilberman, R Ebner and A Kahn. 1998. Bone loss (osteopenia) in old, male mice results from diminished activity and availability of TGF-β. J Cell Biochem. 70(4):468-477.
  6. Kirk MD and AJ Kahn. 1995. Extracellular Matrix Synthesized by Clonal Osteogenic Cells is Osteoinductive In vivo and In Vitro: Role of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta 1 in Osteoblast Cell-Matrix Interaction. J Bone Min Res. 10:1203-1208.
  7. Kahn AJ, Gibbons R, Perkins S, and D Gazit. 1995. Age-related Bone Loss Results from Reciprocal Changes in Marrow Stromal and Hemopoietic Stem Cell Pools. Clin Orthoped. 313:69-75.
  8. Gibbons R, FP Ross, SL Perkins, DL Lacey J, Martin, R Ebner, S Teitelbaum and AJ Kahn. 1994. Interleukin-4 Enhances Murine Bone Marrow Macrophage M-CSF Receptor Expression by a Post-Transcriptional Mechanism. Lymphokine and Cytokine Res. 3:85-92.
  9. Bab I, D Gazit, M Chorev, A Muhlrad, A Shteyer, Z Greenberg, M Namdar, and A Kahn. 1992. Histone H4-related Osteogenetic Growth Peptide (OGP): A Novel Circulating Stimulator of Osteoblastic Activity. EMBO J:11:1867-1873.
  10. Coccia PF, Krivit W, Cervenka J, Clawson C, Kersey JH, Kim TH, Nesbit ME, Ramsay NK, Warkentin PI, Teitelbaum SL, Kahn AJ, Brown DM. 1980. Successful bone-marrow transplantation for infantile malignant osteopetrosis. N Engl J Med. Mar 27;302(13):701-8.