Fumiya Harada

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OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND The involvement of DNA methylation in periodontal disease is not clear. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) derived from Porphyromonas gingivalis is involved in the progression of periodontal disease. We recently developed an in vitro model of LPS infection in human periodontal fibroblast cells (HPdLFs) for a prolonged period. In this study,(More)
Purpose Astaxanthin (AST) has a strong antioxidant cellular membrane chaperone protective effect. Recently, a water-soluble nanosized AST (nano-AST) form was produced, which is expected to improve the efficacy of oral intake effects. The purpose of this study was to examine whether oral nano-AST has therapeutic effects on UV-induced photokeratitis in mice.(More)
BACKGROUND Osseous choristoma is a very rare, benign lesion in the maxillofacial region. It appears as a benign mass of normally matured bony tissue covered by the normal epithelium of the tongue. It is usually seen in front of the foramen cecum of the tongue. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice with an excellent prognosis and there have been very(More)
Betel quid chewing is implicated in the high prevalence of oral cancer in Southeast Asian countries. One of the major components of betel quid is arecoline. In the present study, in order to characterize the association between chronic arecoline stimulation and carcinogenesis the expression level of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, tissue inhibitor(More)
Carcinoma follows a course of multiple changes that are affected by several important factors, with epigenetic silencing of the promoter gene being one of them. A series of studies have suggested that epigenetic changes in the anti-aging gene Klotho may be one of the emerging areas of concern in the study of carcinogenesis. We hypothesized that epigenetic(More)
To investigate the possibility that delection en bloc in the HLA region had caused the combined deficiency of neuraminidase and 21-hydroxylase in a female patient, genetic markers on the short arm of chromosome 6 were examined in the patient and her parents, and 21-hydroxylase genes of the patient were analyzed by the Southern blot technique. The affected(More)
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