Hideaki Kagami

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To investigate the role of the HOX-like homeoprotein PDX1 in the formation and maintenance of the pancreas, we have genetically engineered mice so that the only source of PDX1 is a transgene that can be controlled by the application of tetracycline or its analogue doxycycline. In these mice the coding region for the tetracycline-regulated transactivator(More)
Current standard techniques for bone tissue engineering utilize ex vivo expanded osteogenic cells. However, ex vivo expansion requires serum, which may hinder clinical applications. Here, we report the feasibility and efficacy of bone tissue engineering with human bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) expanded in serum-free conditions. Bone marrow was aspirated(More)
Bone-marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into a variety of cell types including smooth muscle cells (SMCs). We have attempted to demonstrate that, following treatment with transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) and ascorbic acid (AA), human bone-marrow-derived MSCs differentiate into the SMC lineage for use in tissue(More)
PURPOSE Ischemic colitis is a common disorder of the large bowel. In the clinical setting, some patients suffer refractory ischemic colitis regardless of conventional treatment. Meanwhile, bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells are known to accelerate neovascularization. The purpose of this study was to verify the effects of bone marrow-derived mononuclear(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Although periodontal ligament-derived cells are expected to be a useful source of cells for periodontal tissue engineering, the characteristic changes of primary cultured cells have not been well studied. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of periodontal ligament-derived cells and their changes(More)
Bone augmentation via tissue engineering has generated significant interest. We hypothesized that periosteum-derived cells could be used in place of bone marrow stromal cells (which are widely used) in bone engineering, but the differences in osteogenic potential between these 2 cell types are unclear. Here, we compared the osteogenic potential of these(More)
The homeoprotein PDX1 is expressed throughout pancreatic development and is thought to play important roles at multiple stages. We describe the properties of a tet-off regulatory scheme to manage the expression of Pdx1 in utero. Cessation of Pdx1 expression at increasingly later gestational times blocked pancreatic development at progressive and(More)
Novel technologies to establish three-dimensional constructs are desired for tissue engineering. In the present study, magnetic force was used to construct multilayered keratinocyte sheets and harvest the sheets without enzymatic treatment. Our original magnetite cationic liposomes, which have a positive surface charge in order to improve adsorption, were(More)
BACKGROUND Although accumulating evidence shows that mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are a promising cell source for articular cartilage repair, the fate of transplanted MSC has not been extensively studied. METHODS To monitor their persistence and differentiation, we labeled uninduced MSC with a fluorescent dye, PKH26, and transplanted them, in a(More)
Salivary gland destruction occurs as a result of various pathological conditions such as radiation therapy for head and neck cancer and Sjögren's syndrome. As saliva possesses self-cleaning and antibacterial capability, hyposalivation is known to deteriorate dental caries and periodontal disease. Furthermore, hyposalivation causes mastication and swallowing(More)