Kunio Ishikawa

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Recently, the effects of Zn2+ on osteogenesis stimulation have become major topics in the research fields of bone formation and organism essential elements. Based on the fundamental finding of Zn2+ with respect to osteogenesis stimulation, Ito et al. have prepared Zn doped beta-tricalcium phosphate (ZnTCP) and have reported that ZnTCP enhances the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of phosphoric acid etching prior to the application of self-etching primer on the adhesion of resin composite to tooth substrates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bovine teeth were randomly divided in four groups of 20 samples each. Tooth surface conditions were as follows: Group 1: enamel ground with 600-grit SiC paper; Group 2:(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the regenerative effects of apatite foam (AF) combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on bone defects. Critical-sized defects in the tibia of rats were filled with randomly distributed combinations of AF with and without PRP. The animals were killed after three, six, and 12 weeks, and their tissue responses(More)
We previously reported a blast coating method (BC method) as a new coating method of titanium (Ti) with apatite (AP) at room temperature. The BC method gives much stronger AP coating on the Ti surface compared with those obtained by other room temperature coating methods. However, no in vivo study has been made, so far, to evaluate the stability or the(More)
Surface modification on titanium was carried out in order to improve its bioactivity. Pure titanium was hydrothermally treated in distilled water and 0.1 M MgCl(2) solutions at 200°C for 24 h. Surface morphology, roughness, wettability and chemical composition were characterized before and after treatment. Bovine serum albumin was used as model to study(More)
Sr-containing carbonate apatite (SrCAp) specimens of varied Sr contents, ranging from 0 to 13.3 mol%, were prepared through a phosphate treatment of set gypsum-and-carbonate mixture at 100°C for 7 days. Effects of Sr content in SrCAp on microstructure, osteoblast-like cell (MC3T3-E1) attachment and proliferation, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were(More)
Spherical carbonate apatite (CO3Ap) microspheres approximately 1 mm in diameter were fabricated by granulation of calcium hydroxide around a core followed by carbonation and phosphatization through dissolution-precipitation reaction. CO3Ap microspheres with high uniformity could not be achieved without using a core. Solid CO3Ap microspheres were obtained(More)
This review summarises the major developments of macroporous bioceramics used mainly for repairing bone defects. Porous bioceramics have been receiving attention ever since their larger surface area was reported to be beneficial for the formation of more rigid bonds with host tissues. The study of porous bioceramics is important to overcome the less(More)
Hydroxyapatite (HAP) putty has been reported to have good hemostatic ability and excellent biocompatibility. Although the setting reaction of HAP putty and resulting transformation to HAP is the reason for this excellent biocompatibility, it also limits the handling period. In this study, the relationship between the setting reaction of HAP putty and its(More)
Effects of carbonation temperature and compacting pressure on basic properties of calcite block were studied using Ca(OH)2 compact made with 0.2-2.0 MPa and their carbonation at 200-800ºC for 1 h. Microporous calcite was obtained only when carbonated at 600ºC using Ca(OH)2 compact made with 0.2 MPa even though thermogravimetry analysis showed that calcite(More)