Jiro Nagatomi

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The present in-vitro study used bone marrow cell cultures and investigated the effects of cyclic pressure on osteoclastic bone resorption. Compared to control (cells maintained under static conditions), the number of tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP)-positive, osteoclastic cells was significantly (p<0.05) lower when, immediately upon harvesting,(More)
In order to gain a deeper understanding of bladder function, it is necessary to study the time-dependent response of the bladder wall. The present study evaluated and compared the viscoelastic behaviors of normal and spinal cord injured (SCI) rat bladder wall tissue using an established rat model and planar biaxial stress relaxation tests. Bladders from(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal cord injuries (SCI) can lead to severe bladder pathologies associated with inflammation, fibrosis, and increased susceptibility to urinary tract infections. We sought to characterize the complex pathways of remodeling, inflammation, and infection in the urinary bladder at the level of the transcriptome in a rat model of SCI, using pathways(More)
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) often lead to severe bladder dysfunctions. Our previous studies have demonstrated that following SCI, rat bladder wall tissue became hypertrophied, significantly more compliant, and changed its mechanical behavior from orthotropic to isotropic. In order to elucidate the link between the tissue microstructure and mechanical(More)
Previously, we demonstrated using a rat model of spinal cord injury (SCI) that bladder wall tissue compliance significantly increased within the first 2 weeks following injury. In order to explore the potential molecular-level mechanisms of this event, the present study quantified molecules pertinent to bladder tissue remodeling and changes in mechanical(More)
We have previously observed that muscle-derived stem cells (MDSC) seeded onto porcine small intestinal submucosa (SIS) increase the mechanical compliance of the engineered tissue construct [Lu SH, Sacks MS, Chung SY, Gloeckner DC, Pruchnic R, Huard J, et al. Biaxial mechanical properties of muscle-derived cell seeded small intestinal submucosa for bladder(More)
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