Tomoyuki Iwata

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DEC1 suppresses CLOCK/BMAL1-enhanced promoter activity, but its role in the circadian system of mammals remains unclear. Here we examined the effect of Dec1 overexpression or deficiency on circadian gene expression triggered with 50% serum. Overexpression of Dec1 delayed the phase of clock genes such as Dec1, Dec2, Per1, and Dbp that contain E boxes in(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)
To characterize mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), we compared gene expression profiles in human bone marrow MSC (11 lines) and human fibroblasts (4 lines) by RT-PCR and real time PCR. Messenger RNA levels of MHC-DR-alpha, MHC-DR-beta, MHC-DR-associated protein CD74, tissue factor pathway inhibitor-2, and neuroserpin were much higher in MSC than in fibroblasts,(More)
An autofeedback loop associated with transcription of clock gene(s), Per(s), is generally accepted as the molecular machinery of circadian rhythm generation, in which CLOCK/BMAL act as positive regulators and PER/CRY as negative ones. We show here an autofeedback loop of Dec1 encoding a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor: CLOCK/BMAL increased the(More)
CONCLUSION Visualization of endolymphatic hydrops became possible after intravenous gadolinium (Gd) injection in patients with Ménière's disease. OBJECTIVE To visualize endolymphatic hydrops after intravenous Gd injection. METHODS Gd (gadoteridol; 0.2 mmol/kg) was injected intravenously in three patients with unilateral Ménière's disease. We performed(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), for which bovine collagen-derived atelocollagen is used as a scaffold, enhances periodontal tissue regeneration. However, a scaffold that does not contain unknown ingredients is preferable. Since the synthesized high-molecular-weight (HMW)-hyaluronic acid (HA) is safe and inexpensive, we evaluated the efficacy of(More)
We recently reported that forced expression of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor Dec1 accelerated chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in pellet cultures (Shen, M., Yoshida, E., Yan, W., Kawamoto, T., Suardita, K., Koyano, Y., Fujimoto, K., Noshiro, M., Kato, Y., 2002. Basic helix-loop-helix protein DEC1 promotes(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the endolymphatic space image obtained using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the results of electrocochleography. Electrocochleography recordings were obtained from 25 ears of 24 patients, who underwent MRI 1 day after the intratympanic injection of gadolinium diethylenetriamine(More)
BACKGROUND AIMS The transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to damaged tissue has attracted attention in scientific and medical fields as an effective regenerative therapy. Nevertheless, additional studies are required to develop an MSC transplant method for bone regeneration because the use of an artificial scaffold restricts the number of(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, non-coding RNAs that are involved in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression. Differential miRNA expression in innate and acquired immunity has been shown to regulate immune cell development and function. miRNA expression has been demonstrated to affect pathophysiology of inflammatory diseases, such as(More)