Miyuki Niitani

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The major problem in cell therapy is the possibility of viral or bacterial infection and immune reactions. Therefore, it is expected of culture cells which are intended to be re-implanted with autologous serum rather than conventional bovine serum. Cell therapy with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC), differentiating to various cells, is thought to be(More)
AIM Some patients suffering from aggressive periodontitis (Ag-P) also display neutrophil chemotaxis dysfunction. In this study, we attempted to identify the proteins involved in Ag-P associated with neutrophil chemotaxis dysfunction using proteome analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A two-dimensional fluorescence difference gel electrophoresis system was used(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that cultured human periodontal ligament (HPL) cells produce nerve growth factor (NGF) and express mRNA of tyrosine kinase receptor (trkA), a high-affinity receptor of NGF. These findings suggest that NGF modulates the differentiation and proliferation of the periodontal ligament cells by paracrine and autocrine functions(More)
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