Makoto Kobata

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Dentin matrix protein 1 (DMP1) is one of the acidic phosphorylated extracellular matrix proteins called the SIBLING (small integrin-binding ligand, N-linked glycoproteins) family. Recent studies showed that DMP1 is expressed in the mineralized tissues and suggested that DMP1 is involved in the mineralization. We investigated the precise localization of DMP1(More)
The occurrence of acute hepatitis after failure of immunoprophylaxis in cases of mother-to-infant transmission of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is uncommon. Because immunoprophylaxis failure is caused by the emergence of an "a" determinant escape mutant, the infants usually become HBV carriers. To evaluate whether mutations in the S gene coding for the surface(More)
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