Shintaro Kamei

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OBJECT In this study the authors' aim was to assess whether fibrin matrix could act as an injectable, valuable scaffold in bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) transplantation for injured CNS tissue. METHODS Both clotting time and 3D structure of fibrin matrix were analyzed with various concentrations of fibrinogen and CaCl(2). The BMSCs were harvested from(More)
Recent basic experiments have strongly suggested that cell transplantation therapy may promote functional recovery in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). However, a safe and efficient transplantation technique still remains undetermined. This study, therefore, was aimed to clarify whether fibrin matrix could be a useful scaffold in bone marrow stromal(More)
Human tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2 (TFPI-2) is a matrix-associated Kunitz inhibitor that inhibits the plasmin- and trypsin-mediated activation of zymogen matrix metalloproteinases involved in tumor progression, invasion, and metastasis. To directly assess its role in tumor growth and metastasis in vivo, we stably transfected HT-1080 fibrosarcoma cells(More)
Antibodies to PF4/heparin can be demonstrated in almost all patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis (HIT/HITT) and in some persons exposed to heparin who do not have clinical manifestations. The role of anti-PF4/heparin antibodies in the pathogenesis of HIT/HITT has been difficult to establish because the antibodies found in serum are(More)
The present study aimed to examine if immunization with laminin causes myositis in rats and whether the pathologic findings mirror human polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Rats were immunized with an emulsion of laminin and complete Freund's adjuvant. As a result, muscle fiber necrosis with infiltrating macrophages was frequently observed and mononuclear(More)
Although intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has been reported to improve the status of expanded disability status scale (EDSS) of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and reduce the annual relapse rate, some studies did not find its beneficial effects. In the present study, using an animal model for MS, we found that prophylactic, but not therapeutic, treatment(More)
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