Hirohito Mitsuyama

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Clinical results of distraction osteogenesis with transplantation of marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) were reviewed in three femora and two tibiae of the two patients with achondroplasia and one patient with congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia. MSCs derived from the iliac crest were cultured with osteogenic(More)
Interleukin (IL)-8 produced from glioblastoma is suggested to contribute to its own proliferation and progression. Since various external stimuli have been shown to increase intracellular Ca(2+) in glioma cells, we investigated Ca(2+) mobilization-dependent IL-8 expression and effect of cyclosporin A (CsA), an inhibitor of calcineurin (Cn), on the(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease, afflicting many sufferers with both pain and functional disorders. Various therapies have been attempted for OA, but no fully effective treatment has been established yet. Apoptosis of chondrocytes caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) has been considered important in the pathogenesis of OA. The(More)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) has been suggested to induce chondrocytic chondrolysis in both inflammatory and degenerative joint diseases. However, its intracellular signaling pathway leading to the chondrolysis has not been studied in detail. Thus, we investigated whether TNF-alpha activates a transcription factor nuclear factor kappaB(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)
To investigate the inflammatory effects of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) through the receptor for AGE in meniscal cells from osteoarthritic knees, and examine effects of hyaluronan (HA) on AGE-induced inflammation. Meniscal cells from human osteoarthritic knees were cultured with or without glycolaldehyde-AGE-bovine serum albumin and 800 kDa HA.(More)
UNLABELLED Involvement of aberrant IL-8 production by osteoblasts was demonstrated in pathogenesis of inflammatory joint diseases. We thus investigated intracellular signaling pathways leading to IL-8 expression in human osteoblast-like HOS-TE85 cells. It was demonstrated that Ca2+ signaling pathway involving calcineurin regulates IL-8 gene expression(More)
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