Saho Yoshida

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To elucidate biologic functions of hepatocyte growth factor and the c-Met receptor in cutaneous wound healing, we analyzed expression and localization of hepatocyte growth factor and c-Met receptor and used a strategy to neutralize endogenous hepatocyte growth factor in a cutaneous wound healing model in mice. Following excision of full-thickness skin on(More)
We examined effects of recombinant hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) on cutaneous wound healing, using a full-thickness cutaneous excision model in diabetic mice. Topical administration of HGF, as well as basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), promoted the rate of wound closure and re-epithelialization. Both HGF and bFGF enhanced expansion of the granulation(More)
Leukotriene B4 (LTB4), one of 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) products of arachidonic acid, was reported to be more potent than leukotriene B5 (LTB5), one of 5-LO products of eicosapentaenoic acid, in the activation of neutrophil functions through the differential potency between these leukotrienes in calcium mobilization. So we compared the effect of LTB4 and LTB5(More)