Hiroshi Moriyama

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Orthodontic tooth movement is known to cause pain and discomfort to patients. Mechanically induced inflammatory responses in the periodontium are assumed to be related to the mechanism of pain sensation. An immediate-early gene, c-fos, that is expressed within some neurons following synaptic activation, is widely used as a marker for neuronal activity(More)
Deregulation of the EGFR signaling pathway is one of the most frequently observed genetic abnormalities that drives cancer development. Although mutations in the downstream components of the EGFR signaling pathway, including KRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA, have been reported in numerous cancers, extensive mutation and copy number analysis of these genes in clinical(More)
We examined cross-sectional areas of Meissner's corpuscles to evaluate the changes in their morphology and density that occur during the aging process. Our study of 10 tissue specimens from the right index finger pulp of 10 males, showed that both the size and the number of Meissner's corpuscles decrease with age. We claim greater accuracy in our data(More)
BACKGROUND Hard metal lung disease has various pathological patterns including giant cell interstitial pneumonia (GIP) and usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). Although the UIP pattern is considered the prominent feature in advanced disease, it is unknown whether GIP finally progresses to the UIP pattern. OBJECTIVES To clarify clinical, pathological and(More)
Morphological study of the lower limb muscles is necessary for the analysis of muscle function and its relation to the aging process. In this study, we measured the muscle weight and the muscle fiber morphometry (cross-sectional area and total number of muscle fibers at the muscular belly, and muscle fiber size) of the human lower limb in an adult Japanese(More)
Defects in mismatch repair function can lead to the microsatellite instability (MI+; replication error) phenotype in certain human cancers. We previously reported that MI+ tumor-specific repeat number alteration at 13 consecutive trinucleotide (CAG) repeats within a coding exon of the E2F4 gene is a possible target of the defective repair pathway.(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms and haplotypes are reported to be associated with survival. We hypothesized that a similar association would be observed in patients with head and neck squamous-cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS In a post-hoc analysis of our previous prospective cohort(More)
Ortodontic tooth movement causes continuous pain. However, it does not appear immediately, usually appearing after the application of orthodontic force to the teeth. Mechanically induced inflammatory responses in the periodontal membrane are assumed to be related to the mechanism of the later pain sensation. In the present study, we investigated Fos-like(More)
The testis is an organ with immune privilege. The comprehensive blood-testis barrier formed by Sertoli cells protects autoimmunogenic spermatozoa and spermatids from attack by the body's immune system. The interleukin (IL)-6/IL-12 family cytokines IL-12 (p35/p40), IL-23 (p19/p40), IL-27 (p28/Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene 3 [EBI3]), and IL-35 (p35/EBI3)(More)
Tumors with certain mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family genes dramatically respond to EGFR inhibitors. Therefore, these mutations are important factors that influence disease progression and patient survival. We previously studied the mutation status of EGFR in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However,(More)