Chiaki Morimoto

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Osteoblastic mineralization occurs during the early stages of bone formation. During this mineralization, hydroxyapatite (HA), a major component of bone, is synthesized, generating hard tissue. Many of the mechanisms driving biomineralization remain unclear because the traditional biochemical assays used to investigate them are destructive techniques(More)
Stem and progenitor cells are currently being investigated for their applicability in cell-based therapy for periodontal tissue regeneration. We recently demonstrated that the transplantation of adipose tissue-derived multi-lineage progenitor cells (ADMPCs) enhances periodontal tissue regeneration in beagle dogs. However, the molecular mechanisms by which(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Hypoxia has been widely studied in inflammatory diseases as it can modulate the inflammatory response, mainly via the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). However, little is known about the effects of hypoxia and the role of HIF in the inflammatory responses to periodontitis. In this study, we focused on the gingival epithelium that is(More)
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