Taizo Hamada

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To elucidate the food-entrainable oscillatory mechanism of peripheral clock systems, we examined the effect of fasting on circadian expression of clock genes including Dec1 and Dec2 in mice. Withholding of food for 2 days had these effects: the expression level of Dec1 mRNA decreased in all tissues examined, although Per1 mRNA level markedly increased; Per2(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Color stability is an important property of denture base acrylic resin. Color changes indicate aging or damaged dental materials. However, little information is available on the influence of denture cleansers on the color stability of acrylic resins. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of denture cleansers(More)
The effect of two dietary sugars, glucose and galactose, on biofilm formation of the oral fungal pathogen Candida on denture acrylic strips coated with saliva and serum pellicles was examined in vitro using Candida albicans (3 isolates), C. glabrata (2 isolates) and C. tropicalis (2 isolates). The degree of biofilm activity was affected by both the dietary(More)
Increased induction of interleukin 8 (IL-8) and intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) by oral epithelial cells may play a role in the host defense mechanism in oropharyngeal candidiasis; however, little is known about the expression feature of these molecules on human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs) during Candida albicans infection. In this report(More)
To understand which growth factors/cytokines can affect migration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to injured tissues, we compared the effects of many (26) growth factors/cytokines on the migration activity of rabbit and human MSCs using a microchemotaxis chamber. Among them, platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-BB, PDGF-AB, epidermal growth factor (EGF),(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the durability of the peel bond of commercial resilient denture liners to a denture base resin using a thermal cycling test. METHODS Eight commercial resilient denture liners (five silicone and three acrylic) were used in the study. The samples were exposed to thermal cycles between 5°C and 55°C for 1 min(More)
DEC1 and DEC2-basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors-exhibit a circadian expression in the suprachiasmatic nucleus and other peripheral tissues and seem to play roles in regulating the mammalian circadian rhythm by suppressing the CLOCK/BMAL1-activated promoters of Per1, Dec1, and Dec2. The authors present data on the expression patterns of mRNA for(More)
OBJECTIVES To suggest methods for maintaining an adequate nutritional status for elderly patients with dementia by evaluating the relationships between oral status, physical and mental health, and feeding conditions. BACKGROUND Feeding difficulties in dementia patients are related to food intake, and failure to eat may be associated with weight loss in(More)
The mammalian master molecular clock consisting of several clock gene products in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) drives circadian rhythms in behaviour and physiology. Molecular clocks consisting of the same components also exist in various peripheral organs. DEC1 and DEC2, basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, were recently reported to be(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of PMMA polymer on dynamic viscoelasticity and plasticizer leachability of PEMA-based tissue conditioners. One PEMA polymer and one PMMA polymer were used in powder form with four formulations. The combination of 80 wt% ATBC, 15 wt% BPBG and 5 wt% ethyl alcohol was used as the liquid phase. The dynamic(More)