Sayuri Hamano

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Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a cytokine that promotes the regeneration of the periodontium, the specialized tissues supporting the teeth. bFGF, does not, however, induce the synthesis of smooth muscle actin alpha 2 (ACTA2), type I collagen (COL1), or COL3, which are principal molecules in periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue, a component of the(More)
Repair of damaged periodontal ligament (PDL) tissue is an essential challenge in tooth preservation. Various researchers have attempted to develop efficient therapies for healing and regenerating PDL tissue based on tissue engineering methods focused on targeting signaling molecules in PDL stem cells and other mesenchymal stem cells. In this context, we(More)
OBJECTIVE In the present work, we investigate the role of interleukin (IL)27/IL27 receptor alpha (Ralpha) (WSX-1) in the development of autoimmune disorders in the MRL/lpr mouse, which is considered as an experimental model of systemic lupus erythaematosus (SLE) in humans. METHODS We generated two strains of WSX-1 transgenic mice in the MRL/lpr background(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Neurological manifestations, such as benign convulsions and encephalitis/encephalopathy have been reported in patients with rotavirus gastroenteritis. However, cerebellitis has not attracted much attention. The purpose of this study was to identify and report the clinical and radiologic features of rotavirus cerebellitis. MATERIALS(More)
Elevated extracellular calcium has been shown to promote the differentiation of osteoblasts. However, the way that calcium affects the osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament stem/progenitor cells (PDLSCs) remains unclear. Our aim has been to investigate the proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of a calcium-exposed human PDLSC line(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is associated with several lymphocyte dysfunctions, but the precise mechanisms of the dysfunctions are still unclear. To elucidate the mechanisms, a cell cycle-DNA content analysis was performed on splenic T cells of murine CMV (MCMV)-infected BALB/c mice. T cells from mice infected with 3 x 10(3) PFU of MCMV contained a higher(More)
To elucidate a possible role of cytoplasmic ATP in the regulation of catecholamine biosynthesis, cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells were pretreated with metabolic inhibitors in the glucose-free medium, and the cytoplasmic concentration of ATP was determined by measuring the amount of ATP released by permeabilization of the plasma membranes with(More)
To elucidate a possible role of tyrosine supply as a factor modulating catecholamine biosynthesis in the adrenergic cell, the transport of [14C]tyrosine into cultured bovine adrenal chromaffin cells was first examined, and the relationship between [14C]tyrosine transport and [14C]catecholamine formation was then investigated. Under the conditions which were(More)
The effects of bioflavonoids on catecholamine release from permeabilized adrenal chromaffin cells were examined to show their intracellular actions on exocytosis. The release from these permeabilized cells in response to a direct calcium challenge was shown to be markedly inhibited by quercetin in a manner dependent on its concentration. Apigenin was also(More)
Chromaffin cells were treated with digitonin in medium containing various ions and the efflux of tyrosine hydroxylase from these permeabilized cells was then determined to elucidate a possible influence of cytoplasmic ionic environment on the association of this enzyme with the chromaffin granule. The enzyme efflux was observed with a distinct lag during(More)