Daijiro Hatakeyama

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We previously showed that a dissociated form of a low-molecular-weight heat shock-related protein 20 (HSP20) but not an aggregated form of HSP20 suppresses platelet aggregation. In the present study, we investigated the behavior of HSP20 in response to endothelial injury and the possible mechanism of HSP20 in platelet functions. The levels of HSP20 in(More)
RECK is a novel tumour suppressor gene that negatively regulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and inhibits tumour invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis. In the present study, we investigated the effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a major polyphenol in green tea, on the methylation status of the RECK gene and cancer invasion in oral squamous(More)
The objective of this study was to elucidate the role of the nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) pathway in tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha)-induced neutrophil apoptosis. A single treatment with TNF-alpha produced significant caspase-3 activation in a time- and concentration-dependent manner, while no significant morphological change in neutrophils was(More)
In previous studies, human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) were mainly isolated from adults. In this present study, we characterized hDPSCs isolated from an earlier developmental stage to evaluate the potential usage of these cells for tissue-regenerative therapy. hDPSCs isolated at the crown-completed stage showed a higher proliferation rate than those(More)
It has recently been reported that 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) stimulate bone formation. However, the mechanism of stimulation of bone metabolism by statins is not precisely clarified. In this study, we investigated whether simvastatin induces heat shock protein (HSP) 27, HSP70, and HSP90 in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1(More)
We present a retrospective study of 82 patients with intraoral minor salivary gland tumors which were diagnosed from 1979 to 2003 in Gifu University Hospital. The histological diagnoses were reevaluated according to the 1991 WHO classification. A total of 82 tumors, consisting of 55 benign and 27 malignant tumors, were found in 28 male and 54 female(More)
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) reportedly induces vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) synthesis in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells. We have recently shown that TGF-beta activates p44/p42 mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase and p38 MAP kinase in these cells. In the present study, we investigated the exact mechanism of TGF-beta behind the(More)
We previously showed that prostaglandin D(2) (PGD(2)) stimulates activation of protein kinase C (PKC). We investigated whether PGD(2) stimulates the induction of heat shock protein (HSP) 27 and HSP70 in osteoblast-like MC3T3-E1 cells and the mechanism underlying the induction. PGD(2) increased the levels of HSP27 while having little effect on HSP70 levels.(More)
The RECK gene is a novel tumor suppressor gene that regulates matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) to inhibit tumor angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis. We investigated the methylation status of the RECK gene in 40 primary oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) and 20 paired adjacent normal mucosa by methylation-specific PCR. Furthermore, we determined the(More)
Human dental pulp cells (hDPCs) are a promising resource for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering and can be used for derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). However, current protocols use reagents of animal origin (mainly fetal bovine serum, FBS) that carry the potential risk of infectious diseases and unwanted immunogenicity. Here,(More)