Masayoshi Hojo

Learn More
PURPOSE To determine whether subretinal transplantation of iris pigment epithelial (IPE) cells transduced with the adeno-associated virus (AAV2)-mediated brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene can protect photoreceptors against phototoxicity. METHODS The BDNF gene was inserted into AAV2 (AAV2-BDNF), and the recombinant AAV2 was transduced into rat(More)
PURPOSE To investigate whether reoxygenation after extended hypoxia causes cellular damage in cultured corneal epithelial cells and to demonstrate the protective effects of lactoferrin. METHODS Immortalized human corneal epithelial cells (T-HCECs) were cultured to confluence in 96-well culture plates, subjected to stringent hypoxia (1% O2, 5% CO2, 94% N2(More)
Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetic is the special unit of the prosthodontic and/or prosthetic treatment for patients with defects in oral and/or maxillofacial regions. The main objective of this course is to provide students with opportunity to gain sound understanding of the restoration of functional and esthetic disorders of oral and/or maxillofacial(More)
PURPOSE To examine the effects of transplanting retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells transduced with neurotrophic factor genes into the subretinal space of rats. METHODS RPE cells were transduced with plasmids carrying the cDNAs of Axokine (ciliary neurotrophic factor [CNTF]; Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan), brain derived-neurotrophic(More)
  • 1