Tomonori Matsuno

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The search for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in body fluids other than blood is important when assessing possible nonparenteral routes of viral transmission. However, the role of oral fluids in HCV transmission remains controversial. Here we quantitatively determined HCV RNA in saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of anti-HCV-positive patients. Most(More)
The feasibility of an in situ tissue-engineering method employing cell-based therapy with autologous periodontal ligament-derived cells was investigated. Periodontal ligament cells were obtained from six beagle dogs. Periodontal fenestration defects (6 x 4 mm) were created bilaterally at a location 6 mm apical to the marginal alveolar crest in the maxillary(More)
A composite of poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL) loaded with gatifloxacine (GFLX), an antibiotic, and a beta-tricalcium phosphate (betaTCP) porous ceramic body was prepared by a solvent-free process in which no toxic solvent was used. GFLX mostly retained its bactericidal property after the processing. The composite of GFLX-loaded PCL and betaTCP ceramic(More)
Synthetic biomaterials have been developed and used for bone grafting. Here, we developed a biodegradable sponge composite for bone tissue engineering by combining beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) and collagen. In addition, we sought to determine the optimal beta-TCP granules/collagen ratio by evaluating and bone formation in vivo. Porous beta-TCP(More)
A novel, injectable bone tissue engineering material was developed that consisted of beta-tricalcium phosphate (beta-TCP) beads as the solid phase and alginate as the gel phase. To prepare the instantaneously formed composite scaffold, an aqueous calcium chloride solution was dried on the surface of beta-TCP beads and crosslinked with an alginic acid sodium(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of biodegradable gelatin-β-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) composites as a cell scaffold and controlled-release carrier of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) suitable for inducing bone regeneration at a segmental bone defect. The composite of gelatin sponge and β-TCP granules had an(More)
Fibronectin (Fn) and type I collagen (Col) were immobilized on a surface of a hydroxyapatite (HAP) ceramic by coprecipitation with calcium phosphate in a supersaturated calcium phosphate solution prepared by mixing clinically approved infusion fluids. These proteins and the calcium phosphate precipitate formed a composite surface layer. As a result, the(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of application of thermoplastic poly-L lactic acid (PLLA) membranes for guided bone regeneration in rabbit parietal bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS PLLA membranes with a molecular weight of 100,000 (PLLA-100,000) and a molecular weight of 380,000 (PLLA-380,000) were dissolved in chloroform to(More)
Surface modification of titanium has been extensively investigated in implant science and technology in an effort to improve its osteoconductivity. The rate of protein adsorption on titanium surfaces is known to vary depending on the chemistry, structure, morphology, and titanium-specific biological aging of the surface. It is thus desirable to modify(More)
Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and can contribute to the development of other diseases. Inflammation in oral lichen planus is a T-cell-mediated autoimmune disease that acts through cytotoxic CD8(+) T cells to trigger apoptosis of keratinocytes. However, the specific cause of oral(More)