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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)
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)
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)
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 role of Ca2+ for the signaling of rhodotorucine A, a mating pheromone of Rhodosporidium toruloides, was investigated. The efficiency with which the target cells responded to the mating pheromone was dependent on the Ca2+ concentration in the medium. The pheromone induced a very rapid and transient increase of Ca2+ uptake in the recipient cell. We(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)
Frozen tissue sections of developing and adult rat heads were incubated on a film coated with a gelatin-containing colloidal silver emulsion in order to detect gelatinolytic activity present in the different tissues. The method, termed film in situ zymography, is based on the ability of the thiol group of the propeptide released from the degraded gelatin to(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)