Emi Yamashita

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Estrogen deficiency-induced postmenopausal osteoporosis has become a worldwide problem, inducing low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of the bone scaffolding in the vertebrae and long bones. With the prevalence of such osteoporosis on the increase, the influence of this estrogen deficiency on the jaw bones has drawn the attention of(More)
Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the oral mucosa of unknown etiology. Clinically, the erosive type of OLP (erosive OLP) can show features similar to those of pemphigus vulgaris (PV), an autoimmune blistering disorder in which desmoglein (Dsg)3 is targeted. In addition to clinical and histopathological findings, immunological(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to study the radiological and histologic changes in the mandibular cortices of ovariectomized monkeys. STUDY DESIGN Twelve female, adult, Cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) were used. Under anesthesia, 1 group was bilaterally ovariectomized (OVX), and the other (control group) underwent sham surgery. Seventy-six weeks(More)
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