Tsutomu Takatsuka

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OBJECTIVE Biomodification of dentin by a natural crosslinker has been recommended to improve a mechanical property of demineralized dentin. This study investigated the effect of various plant-derived agents (hesperidin, proanthocyanidin, epigallocatechin gallate and genipin) on the stability of dentin collagen matrix to resist collagenase degradation. (More)
OBJECTIVES Caries progress might be controlled when collagen matrix could be preserved after demineralization. The aim of this pH cycling study was to investigate the effect of hesperidin, a citrus flavonoid antioxidant, on dentine collagen and remineralization in dentine lesion, and compared with that of chlorhexidine. METHODS The pH cycling was employed(More)
It has been reported that zinc oxide (ZnO) inhibits dentine demineralization. By using the X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) technique, our aims in this study were to provide information about the local environment of zinc atoms in dentine that had been treated with zinc compounds. We measured the Zn K-edge X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES)(More)
Isomalt is a non-cariogenic sweetener, which is widely used in sugar-free candy and chewing gum. Little is known about the effects of Isomalt on de- and remineralization. Binding between calcium and Isomalt has been reported, which could affect the mineral balance. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of Isomalt on de- and remineralization(More)
Dentine caries is a process of demineralization and subsequent degradation of the collagenous matrix. Host-derived proteolytic enzymes, such as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), play a role in this process of dentine collagen degradation. Hampering this degradation retards the caries process. Dietary antioxidants, such as the flavonoid hesperidin, can(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of zinc oxide on dentine demineralization in vitro and in situ. METHODS In the in vitro study, dentine specimens treated with a zinc oxide suspension were demineralized in a pH 5 solution. In the in situ study, subjects wore dentine specimens on their teeth and instructed to rinse(More)
OBJECTIVE Dentin collagen can be modified by some plant-derived flavonoids to improve properties of dentin organic matrix. Hesperidin (HPN), a hesperetin-7-O-rutinoside flavonoid, has a potential of dentin modification for being based on evidence that a treatment with HPN may resist collagenase degradation and arrest demineralization of human dentin. In(More)
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