Takashi Takata

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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)
Periodontal ligament (PDL) consists of different cell populations in various differentiation stages. In the present study, we isolated cell populations from rat molar PDL by sequential enzymatic digestion and characterized growth potential and mineralization activity of the PDL subpopulations (PDL-SP) to throw light on the mechanism of PDL remodeling and,(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)
To study cellular characteristics of human cementoblasts using a cellular model is important for understanding the mechanisms of homeostasis and regeneration of periodontal tissues. However, at present no immortalized human cementoblast cell line has been established due to limitation of the life span. In the present study, therefore, we attempted to(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)
PURPOSE Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) shows persistent invasion that frequently leads to local recurrence and distant lymphatic metastasis. However, molecular mechanisms associated with invasion of HNSCC remain poorly understood. We identified IFN-induced transmembrane protein 1 (IFITM1) as a candidate gene for promoting the invasion of(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)
BACKGROUND Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour (AOT) is a benign odontogenic jaw lesion. The aim of this study was to update the biological profile of AOT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Cases published in the literature and cases in files of co-authors were included. RESULTS 550 new cases were retrieved, and of a total of 1082 cases analysed, 87.2% were found in the(More)
We identified a novel pathogenicity island in Staphylococcus aureus which contains open reading frames (ORFs) similar to the exfoliative toxin (ET) gene, glutamyl endopeptidase gene, and edin-B gene in tandem and the phage resistance gene, flanked by hsdM, hsdS (restriction and modification system), and IS256. The protein encoded by the ET-like gene showed(More)
BACKGROUND The use of suitable cells transplanted into periodontal osseous defects appears to be a powerful strategy to promote periodontal tissue regeneration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) isolated from bone marrow have the potential for multilineage differentiation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether auto-transplantation of MSCs into(More)