Kohei Sakaguchi

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Peripheral nerve regeneration across nerve gaps is often suboptimal, with poor functional recovery. Stem cell transplantation-based regenerative therapy is a promising approach for axon regeneration and functional recovery of peripheral nerve injury; however, the mechanisms remain controversial and unclear. Recent studies suggest that transplanted stem(More)
Hybrid chlorosis, one of the reproductive barriers between tetraploid wheat and its D-genome progenitor, Aegilops tauschii, inhibits normal growth of synthetic wheat hexaploids. Hybrid chlorosis appears to be due to an epistatic interaction of two loci from the AB and D wheat genomes. Our previous study assigned the causal D-genome gene for hybrid(More)
The Escherichia coli ygjD gene is critical for the universal tRNA modification N(6)-threonylcarbamoyladenosine, together with two other essential genes, yeaZ and yjeE. This study showed that the transcription of the thr and ilv operons in ygjD mutants was increased through the inhibition of transcription attenuation and that dnaG transcription was reduced.
Secretomes in the conditioned media from human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) were previously demonstrated to promote periodontal tissue regeneration. By mixing insulin-like growth factor-1, vascular endothelial growth factor-A, and transforming growth factor-β1 which were included in MSC-CM, we made the cytokine cocktail (CC) mimicking MSC-CM, and then(More)
OBJECTIVES We previously reported that conditioned medium from cultures of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells have strong potential to accelerate bone regeneration. We now examine in vitro and in vivo a defined cytokine cocktail that mimics the effects of conditioned medium on bone regeneration. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cocktail of recombinant(More)
In order to study the difference between normal and transformed cells, lateral motion of fluorescent molecules embedded into cell membranes of rat clonal fibroblasts and its SV40-transformed derivative cells was measured by the FPR technique. The lateral diffusion coefficient of a fluorescent fatty acid analog, F18, was smaller in transformed cells than(More)
BACKGROUND For an effective bone graft for reconstruction of the maxillofacial region, an adequate vascular network will be required to supply blood, osteoprogenitor cells, and growth factors. We previously reported that the secretomes of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) contain numerous growth factors such as insulin-like growth factor(More)
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