Morimichi Mizuno

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Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are candidate cells for cartilage tissue engineering. This is due to their ability to undergo chondrogenic differentiation after extensive expansion in vitro and stimulation with various biomaterials in three-dimensional (3-D) systems. Collagen type II is one of the major components of the hyaline cartilage and(More)
The early stage of cross-link formation in bone collagen was studied in a cell culture system. An osteogenic cell line that produces and accumulates a remarkably high amount of collagen, and that eventually forms bone-like structures, was used in this study for its time-dependent development of reducible cross-links. It was found that precursors of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been isolated and well characterized from several tissue sources, including bone marrow stroma. MSC from different animals showed slight differences in morphology and in the potential to differentiate. In the present study, we isolated MSC from bovine bone marrow and induced chondrogenesis in order to(More)
Bone marrow contains multipotent cells that differentiate into fibroblasts, adipocytes, and osteoblasts. Recently we found that type I collagen matrix induced the osteoblastic differentiation of bone marrow cells. Three weeks after cells were cultured with type I collagen, they formed mineralized tissues. In this study, we investigated the expression of(More)
The bone marrow harbors a population of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that possess the potential to differentiate into bone, cartilage, and fat, and along other tissue pathways. To date, MSCs from various species have been studied. Despite the bovine experimental model being widely used in experiments in vivo and in vitro, only a limited amount of(More)
AIM The effect of calcium ions on dental pulp cells was examined and the mechanism of dentine bridge formation by calcium hydroxide was investigated. METHODOLOGY Human dental pulp cells were treated with high concentration of calcium or magnesium ions for 24 h and fibronectin gene expression was measured by the quantitative PCR method. Human dental pulp(More)
It was found that significant precipitation occurred immediately after calcium, at a concentration as low as 2 mM, was added to a desalted solution of EDTA extract of adult bovine femur. The maximal yield of the precipitates was observed at a calcium concentration of 30 mM. These precipitates were dissolved in 0.5 M EDTA, desalted, and characterized by(More)
Bovine bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) cultured in condensate culture, spontaneous and independent for any external biostimulants, undergo chondrogenic differentiation. In the present study, the bovine MSC chondrogenesis pathway was studied by analyzing stage-specific gene expression using quantitative "Real Time" reverse transcriptase polymerase(More)
BACKGROUND Enamel matrix derivative (EMD) plays a crucial role in periodontal tissue regeneration. However, the precise mechanism of tissue regeneration by EMD remains obscure. The purpose of this study was to clarify what factors present in EMD show bioactivity. METHODS We first examined the effect of EMD on MC3T3-E1 osteoblastic cells. To evaluate the(More)
Chondroadherin, which is reported to be synthesized by chondrocytes and to promote their attachment, was purified from bovine bone. It was a minor component of bone organic matrix, and was present in the 4 M guanidine extract of demineralized bone. Chondroadherin promoted attachment of osteoblastic cells to solid-state substrates, and bound to collagen.(More)