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Prominent osteoconductive activity and the biodegradable nature of commercially available beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP, OSferion) have been documented in animal experiments. We analyzed four cases of involving grafted OSferion in human bone with respect to histological features by routine hematoxylin and eosin staining, silver impregnation,(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical features and the management of alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) are not well known. The efficacy of chemotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma, including high-dose ifosfamide and cisplatin, has not been established yet. Some reports suggest ASPS may occur primarily in bone. METHODS We report on a series of 57 patients with ASPS over 20(More)
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to assess the long-term results of seton placement for fistula-in-ano (FIA) in infants. METHODS Data of patients aged <1 year who presented to our department with perianal abscess (PA) between January 2006 and February 2010 were retrospectively reviewed. Our standard initial treatment for PA was incision and drainage.(More)
Photosafety evaluation is becoming important during the drug development process in pharmaceutical companies. Both in vitro and in vivo test systems have been developed for the evaluation of phototoxic potential of chemicals. In the present study, we conducted an in vivo phototoxicity test using BALB/c mice. The mice were treated with sparfloxacin,(More)
n-channel body-tied partially depleted metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) were fabricated for large current applications on a silicon-on-insulator wafer with photonics-oriented specifications. The MOSFET can drive an electrical current as large as 20 mA. We monolithically integrated this MOSFET with a 2 × 2 Mach-Zehnder(More)
BACKGROUND A giant cell tumor (GCT) of bone is a locally aggressive tumor with a propensity for local recurrence. A characteristic pattern of peripheral bone formation has been described in GCT recurrence in soft tissue, and in some pulmonary metastases from benign GCT. Although the bone formation in GCT in supposedly due to bone morphogenetic proteins(More)
Ligaments and tendons are comprised of tough yet flexible connective tissue. Little is known, however, about the precise characteristics of the cells in ligaments and tendons due to the absence of specific markers and cell lines. We recently reported a periodontal ligament cell line, PDL-L2, with suppressed Runx2/Osf2 transcriptional activity and an(More)
The periodontal ligament (PDL) is a connective tissue located between the cementum of teeth and the alveolar bone of the mandibula. It plays an integral role in the maintenance and regeneration of periodontal tissue. The cells responsible for maintaining this tissue are thought to be fibroblasts, which can be either multipotent or composed of heterogenous(More)
Recombinant adenovirus is used as a competent vector in a wide spectrum of cancer gene therapies. Adenovirus infection depends on coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR)-mediated virus attachment to the cell surface. However, the expression levels of CAR and the efficiency of adenoviral gene transduction in musculoskeletal tumors have not been(More)
PURPOSE A telomerase-specific oncolytic adenovirus, Telomelysin, can selectively kill cancer cells, and be attenuated in normal cells. We herein describe the oncolytic effect of Telomelysin on human osteosarcoma both in vitro and in vivo. METHODS The anti-tumor effects of Telomelysin were evaluated on human osteosarcoma cell lines in vitro and in a mouse(More)