Tomoyuki Mochizuki

Keiichi Akita6
Takeshi Muneta6
Young-Jin Ju3
Ichiro Sekiya3
Hideyuki Koga2
6Keiichi Akita
6Takeshi Muneta
3Young-Jin Ju
3Ichiro Sekiya
2Hideyuki Koga
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INTRODUCTION Current cell therapy for cartilage regeneration requires invasive procedures, periosteal coverage and scaffold use. We have developed a novel transplantation method with synovial mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to adhere to the cartilage defect. METHODS For ex vivo analysis in rabbits, the cartilage defect was faced upward, filled with synovial(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the ability of a weekly intra-articular injection of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 to prevent osteoarthritis in rabbits with anterior cruciate ligament transections. METHODS First, 36 knee joints were randomly divided into four groups: 50, 500, 5,000 ng BMP-7, and control. Knee cartilage was evaluated at 4, 8, and 12(More)
The pes anserinus is composed of a combination of tendinous insertions of the sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus muscles. Precise knowledge of the structures on the medial side of the knee and the relationships between fascia and tendons is critical for diagnosis, surgery, and the development of improved operative procedures of the knee. To obtain(More)
The morphogenesis of fungiform papillae occurs in a stereotyped pattern on the dorsal surface of the tongue in mice from embryonic day 12 (E12) to E17. The histological results and ultrastructural observations showed the development of specific structures in the epithelium into fungiform papillae. Prior to the morphological changes, the Bmp-4 and Shh(More)
BACKGROUND Though sera are essential for Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the effect of heat-inactivation remains unknown. Autologous human serum is recommended for clinical use; however, it is unclear whether differentiation potentials are maintained. To examine whether heat-inactivation of serum affected the proliferation and whether autologous human serum(More)
The anatomy and function of the serratus anterior muscle and the long thoracic nerve have not been fully elucidated. The purposes of this investigation were (1) to clarify which nerve roots of the cervical spine supply each part of the muscle and contribute to the long thoracic nerve and (2) to investigate the anatomy of the 3 parts of the muscle to(More)
Infraspinatus muscle atrophy is sometimes observed in rotator cuff tears that appear to involve only the supraspinatus tendon. The goal of this study was to evaluate infraspinatus muscle atrophy as a function of the sagittal extent of tears, using magnetic resonance imaging. Forty-three patients (45 shoulders) were enrolled, including 23 men and 20 women(More)
Recent theories about migraine pathogenesis have emphatized the role of the trigeminal system in the pathogenesis of migraine attacks. The local vasodilatation of intracranial extracerebral blood vessels and the consequent stimulation of surrounding trigeminal sensory nerve pain pathways are proposed to be the key mechanisms underlying the generation of(More)
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