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This study investigated the recruitment of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and the immunolocalization of CXC chemokines, including macrophage inflammatory protein-2 (MIP-2) and cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant-2 (CINC-2) in rat periodontal tissue after topical application of lipopolysaccharide (LPS; 5 mg/ml) from Escherichia coli into the rat(More)
The profile of the desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is presented, based on a survey of 100 cases. DA is a benign, locally invasive variant of the intraosseous, infiltrative ameloblastoma (IA). Radiologically, the DA shows ill-defined borders with a soap bubble appearance. The finding of a mixed radiolucency-radiopacity in 52% of the cases often leads to a(More)
Cellular senescence acts as a barrier to cancer progression, and microRNAs (miRNAs) are thought to be potential senescence regulators. However, whether senescence-associated miRNAs (SA-miRNAs) contribute to tumor suppression remains unknown. Here, we report that miR-22, a novel SA-miRNA, has an impact on tumorigenesis. miR-22 is up-regulated in human(More)
AIMS To evaluate how the frictional coefficient of the porcine temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is affected by an impairment of the synovial lubrication produced by an experimental abrasion of the articular cartilage and the application of hyaluronic acid (HA) with different molecular weights to the abraded cartilage surfaces. METHODS Erosion of the(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays an essential role in the angiogenesis of growing cartilage. Although VEGF expression in cartilage vanishes in normal adults, VEGF is known to be expressed in chondrocytes of osteoarthritic (OA) cartilage. As little information is available on the VEGF expression in the cartilage of OA-like lesions of the(More)
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common types of human cancer. Typically, HNSCC cells show persistent invasion that frequently leads to local recurrence and distant lymphatic metastasis. However, molecular mechanisms associated with the invasion and metastasis of HNSCC remain poorly understood. Here, we identified periostin(More)
Periostin is a secreted protein that shares a structural homology to the axon guidance protein fasciclin I (FAS1) in insects and was originally named as osteoblast-specific factor-2 (Osf2). Periostin is particularly highly homologus to Betaig-h3, which promotes cell adhesion and spreading of fibroblasts. It has recently been reported that Periostin was(More)
The extent of lymph node metastasis is a major determinant in the prognosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Abnormalities of cell adhesion molecules are known to play an important role in invasion and metastasis of cancer cells through the loss of cell-to-cell adhesion. In this study, we isolated highly invasive clones from an OSCC cell line(More)
  • Y Lu, M Xuan, +5 authors H Nikai
  • 1998
Seven hundred fifty-nine cases of odontogenic tumors retrieved from the files of College of Stomatology, West China University of Medical Sciences were classified according to the World Health Organization's Histological Classification of Odontogenic Tumors and compared with similar reports from other countries. Among these cases, 93.9% of the tumors were(More)
Cementum plays an important role in the attachment of connective tissue to the root surface. However, the detailed mechanism of cementum formation has not yet been clarified. We previously established human cementoblast-like cell lines (HCEM) and human periodontal ligament cell lines (HPL) by infection of hTERT gene. Using those cell lines, we compared the(More)