Researcher interests: The reason that vertebrates do not look like, say, jellyfish is their skeletal system, which supports their body and protects vital organs while enabling efficient mobility. These functions depend on a precise and optimally-designed overall body proportioning determined by the size of the skeleton, which in turn is determined by the rate and duration of bone growth. Longitudinal bone growth occurs via the chondrocytes at the growth plates (GP), through a very tightly regulated process of endochondral ossification. The chondrocytes differentiate and produce cartilage anlagen (endochondral) that is sequentially calcified, degraded and replaced by bone (ossification). When the system is functioning correctly, our legs are of equal length, as are our arms. However, disrupted regulation is manifested in skeletal diseases, malformations and height disarrays.
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Selected Publications

arnon elizur, efrat monsonegoornan, liat nachshon, michael goldberg, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , roni amitzurlevy, tali sinai, tamar yichie, yitzhak katz
reduced final height and inadequate nutritional intake in cow s milk allergic young adults (2019)| The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice| Read more
efrat monsonegoornan, Elazar Zelzer, janna zaretsky, lior ofer, mason dean, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , paul zaslansky, Ron Shahar, shelley griessfishheimer, shiri kult, yulia shwartz
a novel nonosteocytic regulatory mechanism of bone modeling (2019)| PLOS Biology| Read more
amizurlevi, arnon elizur, efrat monsonegoornan, liat nachshon, michael goldberg, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , tali sinai, yitzhak katz
late breaking abstract 1sun lb338 lifelong food allergies can lead to poor nutritional status (2017)| Clinical Nutrition| Read more
amizurlevi, arnon elizur, efrat monsonegoornan, liat nachshon, michael goldberg, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , tali sinai, yitzhak katz
sun lb338 lifelong food allergies can lead to poor nutritional status (2017)| Clinical Nutrition| Read more
dalit seladonenfeld, efrat monsonegoornan, lee roth, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , rotem kalevaltman
a new role of the membrane type matrix metalloproteinase 16 mmp16 mt3 mmp in neural crest cell migration (2017)| The International Journal of Developmental Biology| Read more
dalit seladonenfeld, efrat monsonegoornan, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , rotem kalevaltman
the role of matrix metalloproteinase 2 and metalloproteinase 9 in embryonic neural crest cells and their derivatives (2017)| | Read more
efrat monsonegoornan, janna zaretsky, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , shelley griessfishheimer, tamara travinsky
nutritional aspects of skeletal development (2016)| Bone Abstracts| Read more
cyrena riley, eckhard witten, efrat monsonegoornan, jim ballantyne, laura ekstrom, mason dean, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , sidney omelon, wouter habraken
mineral homeostasis and regulation of mineralization processes in the skeletons of sharks rays and relatives elasmobranchii (2015)| Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology| Read more
efrat monsonegoornan, liat nachshon, michael goldberg, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , roni amitzurlevy, tali sinai, tamar yihye, yitzhak katz
or038 individuals with cow s milk allergy are at risk for not reaching their growth potential (2015)| Clinical Nutrition| Read more
Adi Reich, Anna Idelevich, efrat monsonegoornan, maya moshe, Efrat Monsonego-Ornan , nicolai miosge, stav simsamaziel, tal kfir, Yoach Rais
the growth plate s response to load is partially mediated by mechano sensing via the chondrocytic primary cilium (2015)| Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences| Read more

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