Miki Taketomi Saito

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Tissue engineering is an emerging field of science that focuses on creating suitable conditions for the regeneration of tissues. The basic components for tissue engineering involve an interactive triad of scaffolds, signaling molecules, and cells. In this context, stem cells (SCs) present the characteristics of self-renewal and differentiation capacity,(More)
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is an inherited disorder of mineral metabolism caused by mutations in ALPL, encoding tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP). Here, we report the molecular findings from monozygotic twins, clinically diagnosed with tooth-specific odontohypophosphatasia (odonto-HPP). Sequencing of ALPL identified two genetic alterations in the(More)
Buccal gingival recession is a prevalent problem in populations with a high standard of oral hygiene and is often associated with noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs), leading to the need for a combined periodontal-restorative approach for better esthetic and functional results. In the literature, resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) restorations associated(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that periodontal ligament (PDL) harbors a heterogeneous progenitor cell population at different stages of lineage commitment. However, characterization of PDL stem cells committed to osteoblast/cementoblast (O/C) differentiation remains to be elucidated. The present study is carried out to isolate single cell-derived, cluster of(More)
This article aims to describe a modification of the semilunar coronally advanced flap. A total of 12 systemically and periodontally healthy patients presenting Miller Class I gingival recession were treated with the modified semilunar coronally advanced flap technique described in this article. After 1 year of follow-up, the mean root coverage was 85.4% ±(More)