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  • Chisato Ueta, Masahiro Iwamoto, Naoko Kanatani, Carolina Yoshida, Yang Liu, Motomi Enomoto-Iwamoto +6 others
  • 2001
During skeletogenesis, cartilage develops to either permanent cartilage that persists through life or transient cartilage that is eventually replaced by bone. However, the mechanism by which cartilage phenotype is specified remains unclarified. Core binding factor alpha1 (Cbfa1) is an essential transcription factor for osteoblast differentiation and bone(More)
We investigated the frequency, site, amount, and direction of facial asymmetry in human adults with mandibular prognathism and examined if these characteristics were associated postnatally with cardinal clinical signs that may indicate a predisposition to facial asymmetry. Two hundred twenty young Japanese adults (69 men and 151 women) who exhibited(More)
Rate of change in movement acceleration (jerk) is a universally accepted quantity to evaluate irregularities of human limb and eye movements. This study was aimed to attest reliability of the jerk measurement of masticatory jaw movements and to identify its sensitivity to discriminate between movements performed with the presence of varied occlusal(More)
A human-perception-like image recognition system has been developed aiming at direct hardware implementation based on the Associative Processor architecture. The Principal Axis Projection (PAP) method [1] has been employed for representing images for processing using Associative Processor chips [2-4]. The PAP vectors very well preserve the human perception(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the laterality of the normal asymmetry of the human face, examining differences in laterality in relation to sex, growth stage, and skeletal classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 1800 Japanese subjects (651 males and 1149 females; mean age, 15 years 3 months; range, 4 years 2 months to 59 years 11 months) were selected.(More)
  • Takeshi Moriishi, Zenjiro Maruyama, Ryo Fukuyama, Masako Ito, Toshihiro Miyazaki, Hideki Kitaura +8 others
  • 2011
Bcl2 subfamily proteins, including Bcl2 and Bcl-X(L), inhibit apoptosis. As osteoblast apoptosis is in part responsible for osteoporosis in sex steroid deficiency, glucocorticoid excess, and aging, bone loss might be inhibited by the upregulation of Bcl2; however, the effects of Bcl2 overexpression on osteoblast differentiation and bone development and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine if there was any correlation between the labio-lingual inclinations of the mandibular central incisor and the associated alveolar bone, and to investigate the labio-lingual position of the mandibular central incisor root apex in the associated cancellous bone in adults with untreated mandibular prognathism. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
This study investigates the differences in condylar position between centric relation (CR) and centric occlusion (CO) in Japanese orthodontic patients before treatment. We employed 150 consecutive cases (age range: 6-57 years) for the study. Dental casts were mounted on a Panadent articulator with a power centric CR bite record. The differences in condylar(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine (1) the laterality of asymmetry in movements of the right and left corners of the mouth in space during voluntary smile and (2) the laterality of asymmetry in relation to the difference between the right and left hemiface size and the handedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were 155 volunteer Japanese female adults. They were(More)