Daisuke Matsumoto

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CD34 is frequently used as a marker of adipose-derived stem/stromal/progenitor cells (ASCs). However, CD34 expression in human ASCs (hASCs) decreases over time in culture, and the implications of this remain unclear. In this study, we sorted shortly-cultured hASCs into CD34+ and CD34- fractions and compared their biological functions. Results indicated that(More)
In this paper, we use Riemann geometry to develop a general framework for the characterization of and mapping between color spaces. Within this framework we show how to construct maps, so-called isometries, between two color spaces that preserve color differences. We illustrate applications of this framework by constructing a uniform color space and(More)
BACKGROUND Adipose-derived stromal (stem) cells (ASC) have been shown to be of great therapeutic use in pre-clinical studies in diverse fields, but a standard expansion method has not been established. We investigated the effects of an endothelial growth medium (EGM-2) on ASC, focusing on proliferation and differentiation potentials. METHODS ASC were(More)
Adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) are one of the most promising stem cell populations that differentiate into the mesodermal as well as neural lineages in vitro. In this study, we examined the neural differentiating potential of human ASCs by a neurosphere culture method. Neurospheres derived from human ASCs expressed Nestin and Musashi-1 genes, which(More)
BACKGROUND No standardised method has been adopted for measuring toe-grip strength (TGS), and no reference values have been established for evaluating it. The present study investigated age-related changes in TGS and the association of TGS with various descriptive characteristics. METHODS TGS was measured in both feet of 1842 community-dwelling(More)
AIMS We performed this study to clarify natural consequences of abnormal structures (stent malapposition, thrombus, tissue prolapse, and stent edge dissection) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-five patients treated with 40 drug-eluting stents underwent serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging immediately(More)
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor that originates from embryonic neural crest cells. The MYCN gene locus is frequently amplified in unfavorable neuroblastomas, and the gene product promotes the progression of neuroblastomas. However, the molecular mechanisms by which MYCN amplification contributes to stem cell-like states of neuroblastoma remain(More)
Delivery of biomolecules with use of nanostructures has been previously reported. However, both efficient and high-throughput intracellular delivery has proved difficult to achieve. Here, we report a novel material and device for the delivery of biomacromolecules into live cells. We attribute the successful results to the unique features of the system,(More)
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