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l-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses
L-Theanine is an amino acid contained in green tea leaves which is known to block the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain. Because the characteristics of L-Theanine suggestExpand
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Adipose tissue engineering based on human preadipocytes combined with gelatin microspheres containing basic fibroblast growth factor.
Gelatin microspheres containing basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) were prepared for the controlled release of bFGF. Co-implantation with the gelatin microspheres enabled preadipocytes to induceExpand
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Controlled-release of epidermal growth factor from cationized gelatin hydrogel enhances corneal epithelial wound healing.
We designed a new ophthalmic drug-delivery system for epidermal growth factor (EGF) from the biodegradable hydrogel of cationized gelatin. We placed a cationized gelatin hydrogel (CGH) withExpand
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Augmented bone regeneration activity of platelet-rich plasma by biodegradable gelatin hydrogel.
This study investigates the ability of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) combined with biomaterials to enhance in vivo bone-repairing activity. A biodegradable hydrogel was prepared from gelatin, which hasExpand
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Type I collagen can function as a reservoir of basic fibroblast growth factor.
Storage and release of endogenous growth factors by the extracellular matrix (ECM) are important biological events that control tissue homeostasis and regeneration. The interaction between basicExpand
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Collagenous matrices as release carriers of exogenous growth factors.
We have investigated the use of natural and synthetic collagenous matrices as carriers of exogenous growth factors. A bladder acellular matrix (BAM) was processed from rat bladder and compared withExpand
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Time course of de novo adipogenesis in matrigel by gelatin microspheres incorporating basic fibroblast growth factor.
Controlled release of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) from gelatin microspheres achieved de novo adipogenesis at the implanted site of a basement membrane extract (Matrigel). FollowingExpand
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A local bone anabolic effect of rhFGF2-impregnated gelatin hydrogel by promoting cell proliferation and coordinating osteoblastic differentiation.
UNLABELLED The bone anabolic effect of rhFGF2 is attributed to activation of proliferation and differentiation of osteoblasts. Concomitant up-regulation of Runx2 and Bmp2 implies a coordinativeExpand
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Promoted growth of murine hair follicles through controlled release of vascular endothelial growth factor.
The objective of this study is to investigate whether or not the controlled release of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is effective in promoting the hair follicle growth of mice in secondExpand
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Bladder regeneration by bladder acellular matrix combined with sustained release of exogenous growth factor.
PURPOSE We investigate the use of bladder acellular matrix (BAM) as a carrier of exogenous growth factor. MATERIALS AND METHODS Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) protein was loaded in aExpand
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