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A composite of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and collagen was implanted beneath the cranial periosteum of 10-month-old rats to observe bone development and absorbent change of carrier collagen. The rhBMP-2/collagen onlay implant resulted in active bone formation and the augmented bone was connected directly with the original bone,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether bone augmentation could be obtained by the composite of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) and bioabsorbable atelocollagen when the periosteum was resected, and to compare the efficacy of the rhBMP-2/collagen implant and the collagen alone implant. The onlay implant was inserted into(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare maxillary canine retraction with sliding mechanics and a Ricketts canine retraction spring, using a midpalatal orthodontic implant as a measuring reference. Eight patients (three males and five females) were examined. Because maximum posterior anchorage was required in all subjects, osseointegrated midpalatal(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of local application of growth differentiation factor-5 (GDF-5)-collagen composite on bone augmentation on the rat calvaria. GDF-5-collagen composite is made from recombinant human GDF-5 (rhGDF-5) and purified bovine type I atelocollagen. The GDF-5 solution was mixed with 0.3% atelocollagen acid(More)
In the present study, we investigated the localization of amelogenin in odontogenic tumors, using an anti-amelogenin polyclonal antibody. In order to make the antibody, antisera against an amelogenin fraction obtained from the enamel matrix of unerupted bovine tooth was raised in rabbits. By Western blot analysis, a main band of 25 kDa and six minor bands(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare in vivo retention of BMP-2 and bone induction in HAp (porosity: 60-80%, pore size: 100-600 mum, sintering temperature: 800 degrees C, surface area: 1 m(2)/g) and beta-TCP (porosity: 75%, pore size: 100-400 mum, sintering temperature: 1050 degrees C, surface area: 4 m(2)/g). We estimated the in vivo release profile of(More)
A unique biomaterial, a mixture of DNA and collagen (DNA/collagen), was developed and its efficacy as a carrier matrix for bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) was evaluated histologically. The material was prepared as a composite of DNA from salmon milt and pepsin-digested type I collagen (atelocollagen) from bovine dermis. Phase-contrast and fluorescence(More)
The aim of this study is to estimate the increase of bone-inductive potency by human demineralized dentin matrix (DDM) with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2). Human teeth were crushed, completely demineralized in 0.6M HCl, and freeze-dried. The tooth-derived material is called DDM. The shape of DDM was a particle type and its size(More)
Even though synthetic hydroxyapatite (HAp) has a chemical composition similar to the mineral phase of bone, it is minimally absorbed and replaced by bone tissue. This could be because HAp is composed of compactly arranged apatite crystals with homogenously large grains. In this study, the surface and non-stoichiometry of the synthetic HAp crystals was(More)
This study aims to develop a novel wound dressing comprising salmon milt DNA (sDNA) and salmon collagen (SC). The sDNA/SC composites were prepared by incubating a mixture of an acidic SC solution, an sDNA solution, and a collagen fibrillogenesis inducing buffer (pH 6.8) containing a crosslinking agent (water-soluble carbodiimide) for gelation, and a(More)