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Thomas G. Christensen, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPathology & Laboratory Medicine
DivisionAnatomic Pathology
Address670 Albany St Biosquare III
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-5060
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4052-9991
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Expertise includes: Ultrastructural Pathology; Immunogold electron microscopy; Quantitative Image analysis.

 Publications
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  1. He X, Berland R, Mekasha S, Christensen TG, Alroy J, Kramnik I, Ingalls RR. The sst1 resistance locus regulates evasion of type I interferon signaling by Chlamydia pneumoniae as a disease tolerance mechanism. PLoS Pathog. 2013; 9(8):e1003569. PMID: 24009502.
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  2. Ayalon N, Flore LA, Christensen TG, Sam F. Mitochondrial encoded NADH dehydrogenase 5 (MT-ND5) gene point mutation presents as late onset cardiomyopathy. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 1; 167(5):e143-5. PMID: 23628297.
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  3. Roehrl MH, Hernandez M, Yang S, Christensen TG, Morera C, Wang JY. Helicobacter heilmannii gastritis in a young patient with a pet. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Aug; 76(2):421-2. PMID: 22817795.
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  4. Lee JC, Christensen T, O'Hara CJ. Metastatic interdigitating dendritic cell sarcoma masquerading as a skin primary tumor: a case report and review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2009 Feb; 31(1):88-93. PMID: 19155734.
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  5. Shapira OM, Eskenazi BR, Anter E, Joseph L, Christensen TG, Hunter CT, Lazar HL, Vita JA, Shemin RJ, Keaney JF. Endoscopic versus conventional radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: functional and histologic assessment of the conduit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2006 Feb; 131(2):388-94. PMID: 16434269.
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  6. Segel MJ, Aqeilan R, Zilka K, Lorberboum-Galski H, Wallach-Dayan SB, Conner MW, Christensen TG, Breuer R. Effect of IL-2-Bax, a novel interleukin-2-receptor-targeted chimeric protein, on bleomycin lung injury. Int J Exp Pathol. 2005 Oct; 86(5):279-88. PMID: 16191100.
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  7. Ivan CS, Saint-Hilaire MH, Christensen TG, Milunsky JM. Adult-onset neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis type B in an African-American. Mov Disord. 2005 Jun; 20(6):752-4. PMID: 15726574.
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  8. Segel MJ, Izbicki G, Cohen PY, Or R, Christensen TG, Wallach-Dayan SB, Breuer R. Role of interferon-gamma in the evolution of murine bleomycin lung fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2003 Dec; 285(6):L1255-62. PMID: 12857673.
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  9. Izbicki G, Or R, Christensen TG, Segel MJ, Fine A, Goldstein RH, Breuer R. Bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis in IL-4-overexpressing and knockout mice. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2002 Nov; 283(5):L1110-6. PMID: 12376365.
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  10. Izbicki G, Segel MJ, Christensen TG, Conner MW, Breuer R. Time course of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis. Int J Exp Pathol. 2002 Jun; 83(3):111-9. PMID: 12383190.
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  11. Lossos IS, Or R, Ginzburg V, Christensen TG, Mashriki Y, Breuer R. Cyclosporin A upmodulates bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis in BALB/c mice. Respiration. 2002; 69(4):344-9. PMID: 12169749.
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  12. Berkman N, Kremer S, Or R, Lossos IS, Christensen TG, Goldstein RH, Breuer R. Human recombinant interferon-alpha2a and interferon-alphaA/D have different effects on bleomycin-induced lung injury. Respiration. 2001; 68(2):169-77. PMID: 11287832.
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  13. Larson DM, Christensen TG, Sagar GD, Beyer EC. TGF-beta1 induces an accumulation of connexin43 in a lysosomal compartment in endothelial cells. Endothelium. 2001; 8(4):255-60. PMID: 11824477.
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  14. Laxer U, Lossos IS, Gillis S, Or R, Christensen TG, Goldstein RH, Breuer R. The effect of enoxaparin on bleomycin-induced lung injury in mice. Exp Lung Res. 1999 Sep; 25(6):531-41. PMID: 10533678.
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  15. Kremer S, Breuer R, Lossos IS, Berkman N, Christensen TG, Connor MW, Goldstein RH, Or R. Effect of immunomodulators on bleomycin-induced lung injury. Respiration. 1999; 66(5):455-62. PMID: 10516543.
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  16. Jamil S, Breuer R, Christensen TG. Abnormal mucous cell phenotype induced by neutrophil elastase in hamster bronchi. Exp Lung Res. 1997 Jul-Aug; 23(4):285-95. PMID: 9202955.
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  17. Jamil S, Christensen TG. Phenotypic variation in hamster bronchial mucous cells induced by different airway irritants. Int J Exp Pathol. 1997 Jun; 78(3):163-8. PMID: 9306923.
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  18. Christensen TG, Alonso PA. Immunocytochemical evidence for extra-cellular initiation of elastase-induced bronchial secretory cell metaplasia in hamsters. Eur Respir J. 1996 Mar; 9(3):535-41. PMID: 8730016.
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  19. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Haddad CE, Niles RM. Quantitative ultrastructural analysis of the relationship between cell growth, shape change, and mucosecretory differentiation in cultured hamster tracheal epithelial cells exposed to retinoic acid. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1993 Sep; 9(3):287-94. PMID: 8398166.
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  20. Breuer R, Christensen TG, Wax Y, Bolbochan G, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Relationship of secretory granule content and proliferative intensity in the secretory compartment of the hamster bronchial epithelium. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1993 May; 8(5):480-5. PMID: 8481232.
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  21. Breuer R, Christensen TG, Lucey EC, Bolbochan G, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Elastase causes secretory discharge in bronchi of hamsters with elastase-induced secretory cell metaplasia. Exp Lung Res. 1993 Mar-Apr; 19(2):273-82. PMID: 8467766.
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  22. Stone PJ, Lucey EC, Breuer R, Christensen TG, Zaslow MC, Clark RA, Franzblau C, Snider GL. Oxidants from neutrophil myeloperoxidase do not enhance elastase-induced emphysema in the hamster. Respiration. 1993; 60(3):137-43. PMID: 8210717.
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  23. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Haddad CE, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Resistance of hamster bronchiolar epithelium to neutrophil elastase: investigation by cell surface lectin cytochemistry. Exp Lung Res. 1992 Jan-Mar; 18(1):115-29. PMID: 1572319.
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  24. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Lucey EC, Hornstra LJ, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Lectin cytochemistry reveals differences between hamster trachea and bronchus in the composition of epithelial surface glycoconjugates and in the response of secretory cells to neutrophil elastase. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1990 Jul; 3(1):61-9. PMID: 2363936.
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  25. Stone PJ, Lucey EC, Virca GD, Christensen TG, Breuer R, Snider GL. Alpha 1-protease inhibitor moderates human neutrophil elastase-induced emphysema and secretory cell metaplasia in hamsters. Eur Respir J. 1990 Jun; 3(6):673-8. PMID: 2379577.
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  26. Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Ciccolella DE, Breuer R, Christensen TG, Thompson RC, Snider GL. Recombinant human secretory leukocyte-protease inhibitor: in vitro properties, and amelioration of human neutrophil elastase-induced emphysema and secretory cell metaplasia in the hamster. J Lab Clin Med. 1990 Feb; 115(2):224-32. PMID: 2299266.
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  27. Breuer R, Zajicek G, Christensen TG, Lucey EC, Snider GL. Cell kinetics of normal adult hamster bronchial epithelium in the steady state. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1990 Jan; 2(1):51-8. PMID: 2306369.
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  28. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Regional difference in airway epithelial response to neutrophil elastase: tracheal secretory cells discharge and recover in hamsters that develop bronchial secretory-cell metaplasia. Exp Lung Res. 1989 Dec; 15(6):943-59. PMID: 2612449.
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  29. Breuer R, Christensen TG, Niles RM, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Human neutrophil elastase causes glycoconjugate release from the epithelial cell surface of hamster trachea in organ culture. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1989 Mar; 139(3):779-82. PMID: 2923377.
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  30. Christensen TG, Lucey EC, Breuer R, Snider GL. Acid-induced secretory cell metaplasia in hamster bronchi. Environ Res. 1988 Feb; 45(1):78-90. PMID: 2828020.
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  31. Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Christensen TG, Breuer R, Snider GL. An 18-month study of the effects on hamster lungs of intratracheally administered human neutrophil elastase. Exp Lung Res. 1988; 14(5):671-86. PMID: 3224598.
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  32. Breuer R, Christensen TG, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. An ultrastructural morphometric analysis of elastase-treated hamster bronchi shows discharge followed by progressive accumulation of secretory granules. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1987 Sep; 136(3):698-703. PMID: 3651126.
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  33. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Hornstra LJ, Lucey EC, Snider GL. The ultrastructure of hamster bronchial epithelium. Exp Lung Res. 1987; 13(3):253-77. PMID: 3691409.
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  34. Christensen TG, Breuer R, Hornstra LJ, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. An ultrastructural study of the response of hamster bronchial epithelium to human neutrophil elastase. Exp Lung Res. 1987; 13(3):279-97. PMID: 3691410.
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  35. Niles RM, Christensen TG, Breuer R, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Serine proteases stimulate mucous glycoprotein release from hamster tracheal ring organ culture. J Lab Clin Med. 1986 Nov; 108(5):489-97. PMID: 2877041.
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  36. Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Christensen TG, Breuer R, Calore JD, Snider GL. Effect of varying the time interval between intratracheal administration of eglin-c and human neutrophil elastase on prevention of emphysema and secretory cell metaplasia in hamsters. With observations on the fate of eglin-c and the effect of repeated instillations. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1986 Sep; 134(3):471-5. PMID: 3530070.
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  37. Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Breuer R, Christensen TG, Calore JD, Catanese A, Franzblau C, Snider GL. Effect of combined human neutrophil cathepsin G and elastase on induction of secretory cell metaplasia and emphysema in hamsters, with in vitro observations on elastolysis by these enzymes. Am Rev Respir Dis. 1985 Aug; 132(2):362-6. PMID: 3849280.
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  38. Breuer R, Christensen TG, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Snider GL. Quantitative study of secretory cell metaplasia induced by human neutrophil elastase in the large bronchi of hamsters. J Lab Clin Med. 1985 May; 105(5):635-40. PMID: 3845955.
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  39. Breuer R, Lucey EC, Stone PJ, Christensen TG, Snider GL. Proteolytic activity of human neutrophil elastase and porcine pancreatic trypsin causes bronchial secretory cell metaplasia in hamsters. Exp Lung Res. 1985; 9(1-2):167-75. PMID: 3905365.
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