Kajiro Yanagiguchi

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The present study was undertaken to evaluate the applicability of chitosan monomer (D-glucosamine hydrochloride) as a pulp capping medicament. Both in vitro and in vivo experiments were carried out to study the cell metabolism and wound healing mechanisms following the application of chitomonosaccharide. After 3 days of osteoblast culture, alkaline(More)
Cells, growth factors, and scaffolds are the three main factors required to create a tissue-engineered construct. After the appearance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), considerable attention has therefore been focused on nonbovine materials. In this study, we examined the properties of a chitosan porous scaffold. A porous chitosan sponge was(More)
Chitosan has a variety of biological activities. However, little is known about how chitosan modulates the hard tissue forming cells. When we cultured an osteoblastic cell line in alpha-MEM supplemented with 10% FBS and 0.005% chitooligosaccharide for 3 days, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was significantly high compared with the control culture group(More)
Marine collagen derived from fish scales, skin, and bone has been widely investigated for application as a scaffold and carrier due to its bioactive properties, including excellent biocompatibility, low antigenicity, and high biodegradability and cell growth potential. Fish type I collagen is an effective material as a biodegradable scaffold or spacer(More)
This study was designed to investigate the biological effects of fish collagen peptide (FCP) on human osteoblasts. Human osteoblasts were treated with 0.1% FCP, which was the optimal concentration confirmed by the increase in alkaline phosphatase activity. After one, three, five and seven days of culture, the number of FCP-treated cells increased(More)
Cells, growth factors, and scaffold are the crucial factors for tissue engineering. Recently, scaffolds consisting of natural polymers, such as collagen and gelatin, bioabsorbable synthetic polymers, such as polylactic acid and polyglycolic acid, and inorganic materials, such as hydroxyapatite, as well as composite materials have been rapidly developed. In(More)
Chitosan has a variety of biological activities. Although it has been reported that chitosan promotes osteogenesis in bone lesions, little is known about how it modulates the hard tissue forming cells at the gene level. This study focused on gene expressions in osteoblasts cultured with a super-low concentration of chitosan monomer. cDNA probes were(More)
For scaffold manufacturing, the utility of bioactive natural organic materials derived from marine products is useful and indispensable as an alternative to bovine collagen. The weakest feature of fish collagen for scaffold application is its low degeneration temperature (í µí±‡ d), indicating poor stability of fish collagen in mammals in vivo. We have(More)
OBJECTIVES Adhesive resin sealer systems have been applied in endodontics to seal the root canal system. This study was designed to confirm the mechanism of intracellular molecular events in an in vitro cell culture system with a 4-methacryloxyethyl trimellitate anhydride/methylmethacrylate-tri-n-butyl borane (4-META/MMA-TBB) adhesive resin sealer. STUDY(More)
D-Glucosamine is a useful medicament in various fields of medicine and dentistry. With respect to stability of the cell membrane, it has been reported that bradykinin-induced nociceptive responses are significantly suppressed by the direct application of D-glucosamine. Electroporation is usually used to effectively introduce foreign genes into tissue(More)
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