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A torque removal study on the primary stability of orthodontic titanium screw mini-implants in the cortical bone of dog femurs.
The aim of this study was to biomechanically evaluate the primary stability of pure titanium orthodontic mini-implants, inserted into pre-drilled cavities of differing diameters. Mini-implants (1.2Expand
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Carrier-dependency of cellular differentiation induced by bone morphogenetic protein in ectopic sites.
Partially purified bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) was delivered into two different types of carriers, porous particles of hydroxyapatite (PPHAP) and particles of insoluble bone matrix (IBM), andExpand
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Relationship of smoking and smoking cessation with number of teeth present: JPHC Oral Health Study*.
BACKGROUND Smoking is associated with the number of teeth. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of number of teeth with smoking and smoking cessation. METHODS SubjectsExpand
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Soy food and isoflavone intake and endometrial cancer risk: the Japan Public Health Center‐based prospective study
Compared with western populations, the consumption of soy foods among Japanese is very high and the incidence of endometrial cancer very low. We evaluated the association of soy food and isoflavoneExpand
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Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on long-term blood pressure variability in Japanese men: a cross-sectional study of a work-site population
Blood pressure variability (BPV) has been shown to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. The effects on long-term BPV of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not yet known. We evaluated a total ofExpand
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Role of renin–angiotensin aldosterone system on short-term blood pressure variability in hypertensive patients
ABSTRACT The relationship between the renin–angiotensin aldosterone system and short-term blood pressure variability has not been well elucidated. Here, we investigated whether blood pressureExpand
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Determination of CMC Based on Measurement of Liquid Junction Potential
A novel method for the determination of the critical concentration of a micelle formation (hereafter designated as CMC) based on the measurement of liquid junction potential was proposed in thisExpand
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Age effects on ectopic bone formation induced by purified bone morphogenetic protein.
A mixture of heparin-Sepharose-purified bovine bone morphogenetic protein and type I atellocollagen was implanted in the subcutaneous tissues of 4-week, 10-month and 18-month-old rats. The implantsExpand
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Intra-tumor injection of an angiogenesis inhibitor, TNP-470, in rabbits bearing VX2 carcinoma of the tongue.
A semi-synthetic analogue of fumagillin, TNP-470, has been shown to be a potent angiogenesis inhibitor. In this study, we evaluated the anti-tumor efficacy of TNP-470 on rabbits bearing VX2 carcinomaExpand
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Tritium monitoring around a nuclear power station in normal operation
Abstract Tritium concentrations were measured in various environmental materials around a typical nuclear power station in Japan. Sampling was carried out once a month over a year. Clearly elevatedExpand
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