Hisashi Watanabe

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BACKGROUND The relationship of saliva with plasma protein levels makes saliva an attractive diagnostic tool. Plasma levels of adiponectin and leptin in healthy individuals or diabetes mellitus patients have been previously reported. Nevertheless, salivary levels of these adipocytokines in patients with metabolic syndrome (MS) have never been investigated.(More)
Human beta-defensin-3 (HBD-3) has versatile antibacterial activity against oral bacteria and can promote the proliferation of fibroblasts. The goal of the present study was to investigate the effect of HBD-3 on attachment and proliferation of periodontal ligament cells (PDL) onto the periodontitis affected root surfaces. PDL cells were seeded onto healthy(More)
It is a common philosophical question as to whether your blue is the same as my blue. The two-tone striped dress shown in Figure 1, which attracted a lot of attention on the Internet, gave us a clear answer: "No." Some people see the dress as blue and black, whereas others insist it's white and gold. So your blue can be my white. Why is it that people(More)
Background: Our previous microarray study showed that sevoflurane anesthesia affects the expression of rat genes in multiple organs including the liver. In this study, we investigated whether liver protein expression was altered after propofol, sevoflurane, or isoflurane anesthesia. We also investigated differences in the time course of each drug 24 and 72(More)
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