Won-Mann Oh

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INTRODUCTION Angiogenesis is closely associated with bone formation, especially endochondral ossification. Angiopoietin 1 (Ang1) is a specific growth factor functioning to generate a stable and matured vasculature through the Tie2 receptor/PI3K/AKT pathway. Recently cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP)-Ang1, an Ang1 variant which is more potent than(More)
Reparative dentin has a wide variety of manifestations ranging from a regular, tubular form to an irregular, atubular form. However, the characteristics of reparative dentin have not been clarified. This study hypothesized that the level of bone sialoprotein (BSP) expression will increase if the newly formed reparative dentin is bone-like but the dentin(More)
INTRODUCTION Various materials have been advocated for use as root-end filling materials. The purpose of the present in vitro study was to compare the cytotoxicity of 4 root-end filling materials: glass ionomer cement (GIC; Fuji II, GC Corp, Tokyo, Japan), reinforced zinc oxide-eugenol cement (IRM; Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK), and 2 types of mineral(More)
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is a major constituent of green tea polyphenols. This study was aimed to investigate the possible mechanisms of EGCG-mediated inhibition against apoptosis in rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells by exposure to CoCl(2). Exposure to CoCl(2) caused the generation of ROS and induced cell death with appearance of apoptotic morphology(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the biocompatibility of mineral trioxide aggregate mixed with selective hydration accelerators such as calcium chloride (CaCl2), citric acid (CA), and calcium lactate gluconate solution (CLG). METHODS Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry analysis was used to measure calcium ions in the(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease with an unknown etiology. Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This case report describes the rapid periapical bone destruction that occurred during the endodontic treatment of a rheumatoid arthritis patient taking azathioprine and a corticosteroid. The cause of(More)
A complex and intricate cascade of gene expression is essential for late stage tooth development. This study was performed to detect molecules involved in dental hard tissue formation and tooth eruption by comparing gene expression in cap stage molar germs (before eruptive movement and dental hard tissue formation) with that in root formation stage molar(More)
INTRODUCTION Because a root-end filling material comes into contact with the surrounding cells or tissues, understanding the cell-material interfacial activity is important. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess the biocompatibility of 3 endodontic bioactive cements (MTA [Dentsply, Tulsa, OK], Bioaggregate [BA; Innovative Bioceramix, Vancouver, BC,(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity, setting time and compressive strength of MTA and two novel tricalcium silicate-based endodontic materials, Bioaggregate (BA) and Biodentine (BD). MATERIALS AND METHODS Cytotoxicity was evaluated by using a 2,3-bis(2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-sulfophenyl)-5-((phenylamino)carbonyl)-2H-tetrazolium(More)
INTRODUCTION An experimental Portland cement was manufactured with pure raw materials under controlled laboratory conditions. The aim of this study was to compare the chemical constitution, physical properties, and biocompatibility of experimentally manufactured Portland cement with those of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) and Portland cement. METHODS(More)