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OBJECTIVE To use microdissection and DNA microarray technology to demonstrate differences in gene expression between epithelial and stromal areas in the proliferative human endometrium. DESIGN Pilot study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENT(S) Patients with normal menstrual cycles and at least one previous intrauterine pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S)(More)
BACKGROUND Neovascularization in the carotid atherosclerotic plaque is a common pathogenetic feature in carotid artery stenosis. To investigate whether the neovascular region of the stable plaque differentially expresses specific genes, we analyzed the patterns of angiogenesis-related gene expression in regions of the plaque isolated by laser(More)
Salivary gland hypofunction, also known as xerostomia, occurs as a result of radiation therapy for head cancer, Sjögren's syndrome or aging, and can cause a variety of critical oral health issues, including dental decay, bacterial infection, mastication dysfunction, swallowing dysfunction and reduced quality of life. Here we demonstrate the full functional(More)
Mandibular condylar cartilage can be distinguished from articular and growth cartilages of long bones based on several differences in morphology, physiology, and function between these structures. However, there is almost no information available on the types of genes that contribute to these differences. In this study, genes that were differentially(More)
The MSH6 gene is one of the mismatch repair genes involved in Lynch syndrome and its mutations account for 10-20% of Lynch syndrome. Although previous studies suggested that the difference of the geographical region affects the clinical phenotype of Lynch syndrome, there has been no report on the detailed features of Japanese Lynch syndrome patients(More)
Organ replacement regenerative therapy is purported to enable the replacement of organs damaged by disease, injury or aging in the foreseeable future. Here we demonstrate fully functional hair organ regeneration via the intracutaneous transplantation of a bioengineered pelage and vibrissa follicle germ. The pelage and vibrissae are reconstituted with(More)
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) induces cell death in chondrocytes in a nitric oxide (NO)- and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-dependent manner. In this study, increased production of lactate was observed in IL-1β-treated mouse chondrocytic ATDC5 cells prior to the onset of their death. IL-1β-induced cell death in ATDC5 cells was suppressed by introducing an siRNA for(More)
Endometriosis shares some features characteristic of malignancy; however, it remains unclear whether endometriosis is a precursor to malignant disease. The objective is to determine the genetic relationship between endometriosis and ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCA). Among 37 Japanese patients with OCCA who underwent primary surgery at Showa University(More)
The product of the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumor suppressor gene has been observed to regulate the Wnt signaling pathway through beta-catenin. In the present study, we attempted to clarify the relation between APC and the canceration of oral squamous epithelium. Each target tissue of normal squamous epithelium, epithelial dysplasia, and squamous(More)
Sleep bruxism is a sleep-related movement disorder that can be responsible for various pains and dysfunctions in the orofacial region. The aim of the current case-control association study was to investigate the association of genetic, psychological and behavioral factors with sleep bruxism in a Japanese population. Non-related participants were recruited(More)