Hirohito Mitsuyama

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Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) is a method of cartilage repair. To improve the quality of regenerated tissue by ACI, it is essential to identify surface marker expression correlated with the differentiation status of monolayer expanded human articular chondrocytes and to define the index for discriminating dedifferentiated cells from monolayer(More)
OBJECTIVE Cyclosporin A (CsA) and tacrolimus (FK506) are widely used as immunosuppressants. However, their use has been hampered by various adverse effects, such as acceleration of atherosclerosis. Interleukin (IL)-8, a chemotactic cytokine, plays an important role in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. We thus investigated whether synthesis of IL-8 from(More)
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