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Human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs) from extracted third molar teeth are a type of adult stem cell originating from dental tissue. PDLSCs are known to have a self-renewal capacity and multi-lineage differentiation potential. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an angiogenic/vasculogenic factor, has been shown to stimulate endothelial cell(More)
This paper presents an exhaustive method to characterize the interconnect capacitances with taking the floating dummy-tills into account. Results of the case study with typical floating dummy-fills show that the inter-layer capacitances are also an important factor in the electrical consideration for the dummy-fills. An efficient field solving algorithm is(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the neurogenic differentiation of human dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), and stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS After induction of neurogenic differentiation using commercial differentiation medium, expression levels of neural(More)
This study examined the effect of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that were supplemented with vitamin E on lipid peroxidation, glutathione-dependent detoxifying enzyme system activity, and lipogenic fatty acid synthase (FAS) expression in rat liver. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed semipurified diets containing either 1% (w/w) corn oil or 10%(More)
PURPOSE Implant stability quotient (ISQ) values have been supposed to predict implant stability. However, the relationship between ISQ values and bone-to-implant contact ratio (BIC%) which is one of the predictors of implant stability is still unclear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate initial ISQ values in relation to BIC% using rabbit model. (More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate a comparison of implant bone bed preparation with Er,Cr:YSGG laser and conventional drills on the relationship between implant stability quotient (ISQ) values and implant insertion variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty implants were inserted into two different types of pig rib bone. One group was prepared(More)
Hertwig’s epithelial root sheath/epithelial rests of Malassez (HERS/ERM) have been suggested to play an important role in tooth root formation, particularly in periodontal development. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been suggested to contribute to root development in tooth. However, the mechanism of interaction between HERS/ERM cells and dental(More)
Human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs), a type of mesenchymal stem cell, are a promising source for dental regeneration and are identified in human periodontal ligaments from extracted third molars. Valproic acid (VPA) is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that has been used as a wide-spectrum antiepileptic drug and a medication for mood disorders. VPA(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) has a critical function in bone and cartilage development and in repairing damaged organs and tissue. However, clinical use of BMP-2 at doses of 0.5–1 mg/ml for orthopedics has been associated with severe postoperative swelling requiring emergency surgical intervention. We determined whether a high concentration of BMP-2(More)
We have determined the complete genome sequence of keunjorong mosaic virus (KjMV). The KjMV genome is composed of 9,611 nucleotides, excluding the 3′-terminal poly(A) tail. It contains two open reading frames (ORFs), with the large one encoding a polyprotein of 3,070 amino acids and the small overlapping ORF encoding a PIPO protein of 81 amino acids. The(More)