Satori Iwamoto

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The nonhematopoietic component of bone marrow includes multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) capable of differentiating into fat, bone, muscle, cartilage, and endothelium. In this report, we describe the cell culture and characterization, delivery system, and successful use of topically applied autologous MSC to accelerate the healing of human and(More)
BACKGROUND The desmoplastic variant of melanoma has a striking propensity for neurotropism. This neurotropism may reflect Schwannian differentiation. The migration of Schwann cells along embryonic nerves is reportedly regulated by the 75 kd neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) and one of its cognate ligands, nerve growth factor (NGF). OBJECTIVE The purpose of(More)
Innovative approaches are needed to accelerate the healing of human chronic wounds not responding to conventional therapies. An evolving and promising treatment is the use of stem cells. Our group has previously described the use of expanded (in vitro) autologous stem cells aspirated from human bone marrow and applied topically in a fibrin spray to human(More)
BACKGROUND The morpheaform subtype of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) often presents a diagnostic histological challenge, and its true margin may be difficult to determine with accuracy. This tumor may also be difficult to distinguish from other adnexal neoplasms having a benign clinical course. Previous work has shown that cytokeratin 17 (CK17 or K17)(More)
A collection of 91 3-(arylthiomethyl)isoxazole-4,5-dicarboxamides was prepared starting from dimethyl 3-(chloromethyl)isoxazole-4,5-dicarboxylate. The thioether moieties in these compounds were subsequently oxidized to give the corresponding 3-(arylsulfonylmethyl)isoxazole-4,5-dicarboxamides. By carefully controlling stoichiometry and reaction conditions,(More)
A number of studies have reported an association between callus formation and the development of foot ulcers in diabetic patients. However, it has been noted that calluses may continue to form in spite of bed rest and, presumably, excellent patient compliance with offloading. Additionally, the authors have noted that, histologically, calluses in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the immunophenotypic expression pattern of conjunctival melanomas, with the use of standard melanoma markers as well as microphthalmia transcription factor and p75 neurotrophin receptor. DESIGN Eleven conjunctival melanomas, including 1 caruncular melanoma, were immunolabeled with a panel of antibodies that included S100,(More)
Uveal and cutaneous melanomas differ in tumor biology, immunophenotypes and the demographic correlates of their occurrence. As a means to examine the possibility of some shared etiologic factors, we wished to learn if the 2 cancers occurred in the same individual more often than would be expected by chance. Data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End(More)
Matrilin-2 is a widely distributed, oligomeric extracellular matrix protein that forms a filamentous network by binding to a variety of different extracellular matrix proteins. We found matrilin-2 proteolytic products in transfected cell lines in vitro and in mouse tissues in vivo. Two putative cleavage sites were identified in the unique domain of(More)
BACKGROUND Optimizing patient satisfaction and scar outcomes is important for the practicing Mohs surgeon. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether showing or not showing patients their post-Mohs defect prior to repair influences scar satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients with a nonmelanoma skin cancer on their head or neck requiring Mohs micrographic(More)