Chika Shimizu

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Although GPRC5B and GPRC5C are categorized into the G protein-coupled receptor family C, including glutamate receptors, GABA receptors, and taste receptors, their physiological functions remain unknown. Since both receptors are expressed in the brain and evolutionarily conserved from fly to human, it is conceivable that they have significant biological(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare objectively, the recovery of hypoestheia of the lower lip following orthognathic surgery using different procedures (sagittal split ramus osteotomy [SSRO]) and intra-oral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO)) and fixation methods (monocortical plate fixation and bi-cortical plate fixation). Hypoesthesia was(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine if there was a significant association between the presence of altered mouth and taste sensations with oral carriage of yeasts and to assess the factors that influence the yeast carriage. STUDY DESIGN The oral and dental status including unstimulated (USFR) and stimulated (SSFR) whole salivary flow rates(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare postoperative maxillary stability following Le Fort I osteotomy for the correction of occlusal cant as compared with conventional Le Fort I osteotomy for maxillary advancement. STUDY DESIGN The subjects were 40 Japanese adults with jaw deformities. Of these, 20 underwent a Le Fort I osteotomy and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to objectively evaluate hypoesthesia of the upper lip following Le Fort I osteotomy in combination with mandibular osteotomy with trigeminal somatosensory evoked potential (TSEP). SUBJECTS AND METHODS The subjects consisted of 25 patients with mandibular prognathism with maxillary retrognathism mandibular prognathism(More)
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