Nobuyuki Ikeda

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This paper reviews recent findings of the synovial membrane, in particular the morphology, function and development of synovial lining cells, in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Electron microscopic studies have confirmed the synovial membrane in TMJ consists of macrophage-like type A cells and fibroblast-like type B cells identical to those in other(More)
We prevent an ultra-simple DNA extraction method for microsatellite analysis of rice. Each extraction requires only one microtube, one disposable pipette tip, TE buffer and few pieces (about 5 mm) of rice leaf tissue. This is sufficient for 200 PCR reactions. The extract can be kept in the freezer for long-term storage. Also, DNA can be extracted from(More)
The synovial lining layer of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) consists of macrophage-like type A cells and fibroblast-like type B cells. Until now, little information has been available on the development of the synovial membrane in TMJ. In the present study we examined the development of the synovial lining layer in the rat TMJ by light- and(More)
On the basis of the entire mitochondrial DNA sequence of common wheat, Triticum aestivum, 21 mitochondrial microsatellite loci having more than ten mononucleotide repeats were identified. The mitochondrial microsatellite variability at all loci was examined with 43 accessions from 11 Triticum and Aegilops species involved in wheat polyploidy evolution.(More)
Caveolins -- caveolin-1, -2, -3 (Cav1, 2, 3) -- are major components of caveolae, which have diverse functions. Our recent study on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) revealed expressions of Cav1 and muscle-specific Cav3 in some synovial fibroblast-like type B cells with well-developed caveolae. However, the involvement of Cav3 expression in the(More)
Among Professor Kiyosi Itô's achievements, there is the Itô-Nisio theorem, a completely general theorem relative to the Fourier series decomposition of the Brownian motion. In this paper, some of its applications will be reviewed, and new applications to 1-soliton solutions to the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV in short) equation and Eulerian polynomials will be(More)
Molecular biomarkers are essential for monitoring treatment effects, predicting prognosis, and improving survival rate in oral squamous cell carcinoma. This study sought to verify the effectiveness of two integrin gene expression ratios as biomarkers. Gene expression analyses of integrin α3 (ITGA3), integrin β4 (ITGB4), CD9 antigen (CD9), and plakoglobin(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of blepharo-cheilo-dontic (BCD) syndrome, to compare with the previous cases, and to discuss the possible treatment. PATIENT The patient was a 14-day-old boy born uneventfully on August 7, 2002. His scalp hair was sparse and curly. A tumor on the top of his head, which was thought to be a dermoid cyst, and a nevus on the back of(More)
A polymer-based dye-sensitized solar cell in dry solid state was constructed using poly(N-vinyl-carbazole)(PVK) as a hole-transporting layer; the cell attained the highest power efficiencies of 2.4% and 2.0% at 1/4 sun and 1 sun (AM1.5), respectively, by incorporation of a solid intermediate layer (LiI, KI) at the dye-PVK interface.
The aim of this study was to estimate the clinical significance of using intraoral strain elastography to establish an early diagnosis of tongue carcinoma. A total of 17 patients (11 men, 6 women; median age 67 years; age range 38–85 years) with a tumorous lesion of the tongue suggesting that early stage tongue carcinoma were enrolled in the study.(More)