Hirotoshi Miyoshi

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To develop a culture system for bone marrow (BM) cell expansion, we examined the effect of growth factors (GFs) on the proliferation and differentiation of BM cells cultured in three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds of porous polyvinyl formal (PVF) resin. Murine BM cells were cultured for 2 weeks in the PVF resin or in culture dishes as a control, in the presence(More)
Cell seeding is one of the key procedures in the construction of tissue-engineered organs. In our previous efforts to create a bioartificial liver, high-density cultures of hepatocytes (>1 x 10(7) cells/1 cm(3)-substrate) and long-term maintenance of metabolic function were achieved with a packed-bed reactor utilizing porous poly(vinyl formal) (PVF) resin(More)
A spheroid array of fetal mouse liver cells, which comprise various immature cells, was constructed on a PEG-gel micropatterned surface and its hepatic activity and degree of differentiation induction were significantly upregulated by co-culture with nonparenchymal liver cells as feeder-cells.
Porous polyvinyl formal (PVF) resin and poly(lactide-caprolactone) [P(LA/CL)] sponges were examined as three-dimensional matrices for chondroinduction of cultured bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Approximately 5 x 10(5) mouse MSCs were seeded in porous PVF resin or P(LA/CL) sponges and were cultured for up to 1 month in serum-free high-glucose(More)
A new type of bone marrow cell culture system was developed by using a highly porous substrate matrix, i.e., porous polyvinyl formal (PVF) resin. Murine bone marrow (BM) cells were cultured without the use of exogenous growth factors in a three-dimensional matrix support made of collagen coated porous PVF resin. To examine the optimal conditions for highest(More)
In order to develop a tissue engineered bioartificial liver (BAL), long-term three-dimensional (3-D) culture of fetal liver cells (FLCs) utilizing porous polymer as a scaffold was performed for up to 1 month. The effects of the basal medium and supplementation with oncostatin M (OSM) on the proliferation and differentiation of mouse FLCs were examined in(More)
To develop a feasible perfusion-type bioartificial liver device, perfusion of hepatocyte-nonparenchymal cell (NPC) cocultures with medium supplemented with hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and heparin-binding epidermal growth factor-like growth factor (HB-EGF) was carried out. On day 1 of culture, perfusion at a constant shear stress of 1.3 dyn/cm2 enhanced(More)
To improve the culture conditions of hepatocytes for use as a bioartificial liver, the effects of shear flow on the co-culture system of hepatocytes/nonparenchymal cells (NPC) were investigated. A flow chamber with a collagen coated rectangular glass plate, where hepatocytes (5 x 10(4) cell/cm2) and NPC (2 x 10(5) cell/cm2) were seeded, was used to attain a(More)
To develop a tissue-engineered bioartificial liver (BAL), perfusion cultures of mouse and pig fetal liver cells (FLCs) immobilized within a three-dimensional (3D) porous scaffold were performed utilizing a packed-bed reactor system. These FLCs were cultured under different medium flow rate conditions, and the effects of the flow rates on cell growth and the(More)