Kenichi Matsuzaka

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BACKGROUND Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour (AOT) is a benign odontogenic jaw lesion. The aim of this study was to update the biological profile of AOT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cases published in the literature and cases in files of co-authors were included. RESULTS 550 new cases were retrieved, and of a total of 1082 cases analysed, 87.2% were found in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of tooth-polishing pastes and sealants on values obtained with a caries diagnostic system based on detection of caries-associated fluorescence (DIAGNOdent, KaVo). METHOD AND MATERIALS Ten tooth-polishing pastes and four dentifrices were measured alone, and it was shown that products(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate cellular responses of periodontal ligaments during tooth movement. Twenty-eight male Sprague-Dawley rats, weighing 200-250 g each, were used. To create the orthodontic force, elastic rubber blocks (0.65 mm thick) were inserted between the maxillary first and second molars on both sides. On days 3, 7, 10, 14, 21(More)
Microgrooves have been investigated as substrates for the control of cell alignment. However, they are relatively too narrow and shallow for controlling the orientation of extracellular matrices (ECM) such as collagen. Multigrooves, a combination of microgrooves and macrogrooves, are expected to be able to control the orientation of both cells and ECM. This(More)
Galanin (GAL), a 29-amino-acid neuropeptide, is involved in various neuronal functions, including the regulation of food intake, hormone secretion and central cardiovascular regulation. The nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) is known to plays a major role in the regulation of cardiovascular, respiratory, gustatory, hepatic and swallowing functions.(More)
We report a rare case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) arising from the upper lip. Pathologically, it consisted of a few lobulated masses lined by an incomplete fibrous capsule of variable thickness which was separated from the surrounding tissue and which partially formed papillary structures bearing fibrous stalks and a single(More)
We report a rare case of a papillary cystadenoma arising from the upper lip. This tumor was not distinctly encapsulated and had proliferated replacing the ductal epithelium. Mast cells were found not only in the stroma but also in the oncocytic epithelial layer. There was a strong immunoreaction with mitochondrial antibody in the epithelial layer. Only one(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the osteogenic capability of rat calvarial periosteal cells in hypoxic conditions in vitro. Periosteum was obtained from the calvarial bone of Sprague-Dawley rats. Following primary tissue culture, subcultured cells were used in hypoxic or normal conditions. On days 1, 2, 3 and 4 following the cell culture,(More)
Dental follicle cells (DFCs) are believed contain the precursor cells of the periodontium and can form cell sheets by secreting extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. Cell sheet engineering has been recently developed and applied successfully in the field of tissue regeneration. However, research on the in vitro characteristics of DFC sheets is lacking and an(More)
We report two cases of schwannoma displaying marked cystic changes; one in the temporalis muscle and one in the submandibular space. The first patient, a 44-year-old male, presented after complaining of a swelling rapidly increasing in size in the left temporal region. Computed tomography (CT) indicated a low-density area surrounded by soft tissue. Magnetic(More)