Kazuaki Hara

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Hensen's node was isolated from chick blastoderms of medium-streak to headfold stages from which the endodermal layer had previously been removed. The isolates were culturedin vivo by means of the intra-coelomic grafting technique. Node pieces with the endodermal layer intact served as controls.Endodermal differentiation tendencies gradually decreased from(More)
BACKGROUND The prevention and restoration of peritoneal damage is a critical mission in peritoneal dialysis (PD). Transplantation of mesothelial cells has been suggested to suppress peritoneal injury during PD. Few studies have examined the efficacy and safety of cell transplantation. We evaluated the paracrine effects of mesothelial transplantation during(More)
1. In the present study, we investigated the prophylactic effects of pilocarpine hydrochloride on xerostomia models induced by either single (15 Gy) or repeated (8.6 Gy x3 days) X-ray irradiation in rats. Pilocarpine hydrochloride was administered orally 90 min before each irradiation session. Then, 7 days later, salivary volume, amylase activity and(More)
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