Masaru Sugiyama

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To characterize mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), we compared gene expression profiles in human bone marrow MSC (11 lines) and human fibroblasts (4 lines) by RT-PCR and real time PCR. Messenger RNA levels of MHC-DR-alpha, MHC-DR-beta, MHC-DR-associated protein CD74, tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2, and neuroserpin were much higher in MSC than in fibroblasts,(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to clarify the association of human papillomavirus (HPV) with oral carcinogenesis, especially its early stage. STUDY DESIGN Tissue specimens of normal mucosa, epithelial dysplasia, oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), and OSCC cell lines were examined for the presence of HPV-16 and HPV-18 E6 DNA by means of the polymerase chain(More)
UNLABELLED We isolated and expanded BMSCs from human alveolar/jaw bone at a high success rate (70%). These cells had potent osteogenic potential in vitro and in vivo, although their chondrogenic and adipogenic potential was less than that of iliac cells. INTRODUCTION Human bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have osteogenic, chondrogenic, and adipogenic(More)
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) are valuable in tissue engineering and cell therapy, but the quality of the cells is critical for the efficacy of therapy. To test the quality and identity of transplantable cells, we identified the molecular markers that were expressed at higher levels in BMSCs than in fibroblasts. Using numerous BMSC lines from tibia,(More)
OBJECTIVES The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is a newly recognized factor regulating cancer cell invasion and metastasis. Nevertheless, the involvement of RAGE in the development and progression of oral squamous cell carcinomas has not been elucidated. This study investigated the expression of RAGE in ten oral squamous cell carcinoma(More)
The immunohistochemical localizations of human epidermal growth factor (hEGF) and EGF receptor (EGFr) in oral tissues, including normal mucosa, leukoplakia and squamous cell carcinoma were examined by the use of monoclonal antibodies to hEGF and EGFr. In normal mucosa and leukoplakia, immunostaining of hEGF was limited to an underlying layer of connective(More)
Cells sorted from head and neck cancers on the basis of their high expression of CD44 have high potency for tumor initiation. These cells are also involved in epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and we have previously reported that cancer stem cells (CSCs) exist as two biologically distinct phenotypes. Both phenotypes are CD44(high) but one is also(More)
OBJECTIVE Extracellularly released high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein behaves as a cytokine, promotes inflammation and participates in the pathogenesis of several disorders in peripheral organs. The role of HMGB1 and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) expressed in gingival inflammatory tissues was explored. METHODS Real time PCR(More)
Green tea is a popular drink throughout the world, and it contains various components, including the green tea polyphenol (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Tea interacts with saliva upon entering the mouth, so the interaction between saliva and EGCG interested us, especially with respect to EGCG-protein binding. SDS-PAGE revealed that several salivary(More)