Shigenari Kimoto

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Ectopic pain in other orofacial regions develops with local inflammation in separated orofacial structures. However, the basis for the spreading of pain to adjacent orofacial areas after local inflammation is still unknown. In the present study, we determined if the P2X(3) receptor (P2X(3)R) was associated with altered mechanical sensitivity of the whisker(More)
A synthetic route is described for collagen-like polypeptides constructed from O-phospho-L-hydroxyproline [Hyp(PO(3)H(2))] residues. Using the synthetic polypeptides and a natural protein, gelatin, fine fibers and their network structures (ESNWs) were prepared via electrospinning. The composite ESNWs can induce the mineralization of calcium phosphate. The(More)
BRAK/CXCL14 is a chemokine that is expressed in many normal cells and tissues but is absent from or expressed at very low levels in transformed cells and cancerous tissues including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). We reported previously that the forced expression of BRAK/CXCL14 in HNSCC cells decreased the rate of tumor formation and size of(More)
In order to further investigate the radical scavenging and anti-arteriosclerotic activities of vitamin K2 and estradiol, the comparative effects of vitamin K2 and estradiol on aortic calcium (Ca) and inorganic phosphorus (P) levels in the aorta and the elastin fraction (fr.) were investigated in male rats after experimental arteriosclerosis with diabetes(More)
OBJECTIVE The antimicrobial substances in saliva contribute to the maintenance of both oral health and overall health of the body. Therefore, the associations among immunoglobulin A (IgA), lactoferrin and lysozyme flow rates in the saliva of children, and their relationships with the physical attributes and lifestyle factors of children, were examined. (More)
It is well known that exposure to maternal separation (MS) in early life causes plastic changes in the nervous system in adulthood, occasionally resulting in ubiquitous chronic pain. However, the pathogenic mechanisms of pain hypersensitivity remain unclear. Here, the authors examined the involvement of corticosterone in orofacial mechanical(More)
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