Masakuni Tokunaga

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Cardiac progenitor cells are a potential source of cell therapy for heart failure. Although recent studies have shown that transplantation of cardiac stem/progenitor cells improves function of infarcted hearts, the precise mechanisms of the improvement in function remain poorly understood. The present study demonstrates that transplantation of sheets of(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac cell therapy has been proposed as one of the new strategies against myocardial infarction. Although several reports showed improvement of the function of ischemic heart, the effects of cell therapy vary among the studies and the mechanisms of the beneficial effects are still unknown. Previously, we reported that clonal stem cell(More)
The existence of PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) in the hypothalamus was examined by immunohistochemistry in colchicine-treated rats. Two days after intracerebroventricular administration of colchicine dense PTHrP-like immunoreactivity (LI) was observed in the external zone of the median emminence (ME). PTHrP-LI cells were found in the paraventricular nucleus,(More)
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