Koh Yasue

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between food consistency and the growth of the mandibular condyle in rats. Secondly, the effect of dental extractions on cartilage of the mandibular condyle was examined in young adult rats fed foods of varying consistency. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: (A) Solid(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The networks of vessel elements play a vital role in the transport of water from roots to leaves, and the continuous formation of earlywood vessels is crucial for the growth of ring-porous hardwoods. The differentiation of earlywood vessels is controlled by external and internal factors. The present study was designed to identify the(More)
Neogenesis of hemopoietic bone marrow was observed in the ectopic bone induced by implantation of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) into the muscle of mice. A bone rudiment-like cartilage was formed first, which was then replaced by bone through an endochondral ossification process. Bone marrow formation occurred after the invasion of blood vessels into the(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS The association of masseter tendon type VI collagen with other extracellular matrix (ECM) components was examined from osseous attachment to myotendinous junction by immunohistochemistry and transmission electron microscopy with ATP treatment and enzyme digestion. RESULTS In the tendon proper, fibrocytes extended their processes(More)
The anatomical characteristics and density of wood were examined in 23-year-old Acacia mangium trees that had been planted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The seeds had been collected from trees of five different provenances. The distance from the pith of the boundary between juvenile and mature wood was also examined to clarify the maturity of the wood. Lengths(More)
In deciduous ring-porous hardwoods, three-dimensional networks of the current year’s earlywood vessels play an important role in the movement of water. In the present study, we analyzed the formation of earlywood vessels along the main stem and leaf phenology in two deciduous ring-porous hardwoods, Quercus serrata and Robinia pseudoacacia. We introduced a(More)
Immunohistochemical staining with anti-type VI collagen antibody was strongly positive in the intimal layer and moderately positive in the subsynovium. After treatment with 20 mM ATP, numerous structures with a periodicity of 100 +/- 10 nm (type VI collagen fibrils) appeared around the synovial cells. As the periodic dark bands were stained by ruthenium(More)
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) partially purified from bovine bone was implanted into the thigh muscles of AKR-strain mice to induce an ectopic endochondral ossification tissue. The extracellular matrix components around the hypertrophic chondrocytes in the induced tissue were examined by electron microscopy and immunohistochemistry for type I collagen.(More)
The localization of type VI collagen was examined from birth to 8 weeks of age. Immunohistochemical staining with anti-type VI collagen antibody was strongly positive in the hypertrophic zone and moderately positive in the fibrous zone and the outer periphery of the proliferative zone, but negative in the inner area of the proliferative zone and mature(More)
Earlywood width in Quercus crispula increased from 1970 to 2004 without changes of vessel anatomy and ring growth. The increase in diameter of a tree stem is an important indicator of forest productivity. Xylem traits, such as the number and cross-sectional area of earlywood vessels, are also critical parameters of forest growth because of the physiological(More)
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