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Stem cells in dentistry--part I: stem cell sources.
Stem cells can self-renew and produce different cell types, thus providing new strategies to regenerate missing tissues and treat diseases. In the field of dentistry, adult mesenchymal stem/stromalExpand
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In vitro cariogenic potential of Candida albicans
The adherence and dissociation of Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, Streptococcus mutans and S. sanguis to six substrates including hydroxylapatite (HAP) which exhibit various hydrophobicity, wasExpand
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Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of removing microorganisms to disinfect patient-derived dental impressions.
PURPOSE Disinfection of dental impressions is an indispensable procedure for the control of cross-contamination; however, there is limited information on the efficacy of disinfection under clinicalExpand
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Gingival Fibroblasts as a Promising Source of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Background Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells efficiently generated from accessible tissues have the potential for clinical applications. Oral gingiva, which is often resected during general dentalExpand
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Three-Dimensional Cell and Tissue Patterning in a Strained Fibrin Gel System
Techniques developed for the in vitro reproduction of three-dimensional (3D) biomimetic tissue will be valuable for investigating changes in cell function in tissues and for fabricating cell/matrixExpand
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Nuclear Import Mechanism for Myocardin Family Members and Their Correlation with Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype*
Myocardin (Mycd), which is essential for the differentiation of the smooth muscle cell lineage, is constitutively located in the nucleus, although its family members, myocardin-related transcriptionExpand
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Downregulation of extracellular matrix-related gene clusters during osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow- and adipose tissue-derived stromal cells.
Bone marrow- and adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (BMSCs and ASCs, respectively) exhibit a similar capacity for osteogenic differentiation in vitro, but it is unclear whether they share a commonExpand
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Stem cells in dentistry--Part II: Clinical applications.
New technologies that facilitate solid alveolar ridge augmentation are receiving considerable attention in the field of prosthodontics because of the growing requirement for esthetic and functionalExpand
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Biofilm formation of Candida albicans on the surfaces of deteriorated soft denture lining materials caused by denture cleansers in vitro.
Candidal colonization and subsequent biofilm formation on denture materials are important in the development of pathogenesis, such as denture stomatitis. Routine use of denture cleansers is one ofExpand
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PIH1D1, a subunit of R2TP complex, inhibits doxorubicin-induced apoptosis.
We have previously reported that the two components of R2TP complex, RNA polymerase II-associated protein 3 (RPAP3), and Reptin, regulate apoptosis. Here we characterize another component of theExpand
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