Yasushi Kikuchi

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OBJECTIVE The delivery of autologous progenitor cells into ischemic tissue of patients is emerging as a novel therapeutic option. Here, we report the potential impact of cultured adipose tissue-derived cells (ADSC) on angiogenic cell therapy. METHOD AND RESULTS ADSC were isolated from C57Bl/6 mouse inguinal adipose tissue and showed high expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphedema is a disorder of the lymphatic vascular system characterized by impaired lymphatic return and swelling of the extremities. Treatment for this disabling condition remains limited and largely ineffective. The goal of the present study was to investigate the therapeutic efficacy of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) in animal models of(More)
The utility of various synthetic peptides has been investigated in clinical trials of the treatment of cancers, infectious diseases and endocrine diseases. In the process of functional gene screening with in silico analysis for molecules with angiogenic properties, we generated a small peptide, angiogenic peptide (AG)-30, that possesses both antimicrobial(More)
In 1975 one of the coauthors, Ikebe, showed that the problem of computing the zeros of the regular Coulomb wave functions and their derivatives may be reformulated as the eigenvalue problem for infinite matrices. Approximation by truncation is justified but no error estimates are given there. The class of eigenvalue problems studied there turns out to be(More)
High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) mobilizes platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha-positive (PDGFRα(+)) mesenchymal cells from bone marrow (BM) into circulation. However, whether HMGB1-induced endogenous PDGFRα(+) mesenchymal cells stimulate skin regeneration has been unclear. Here, we investigated the functions of the HMGB1/BM-PDGFRα(+) mesenchymal(More)
Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an intractable genetic blistering skin disease in which the epithelial structure easily separates from the underlying dermis because of genetic loss of functional type VII collagen (Col7) in the cutaneous basement membrane zone. Recent studies have demonstrated that allogeneic bone marrow transplantation(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated post-traumatic stress symptoms in relation to the population affected by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, one year after the disaster. Additionally, we investigated social factors, such as forced displacement, which we hypothesize contributed to the high prevalence of post-traumatic stress. Finally, we report of written(More)
In this paper, it is first given as a necessary and sufficient condition that infinite matrices of a certain type have double eigenvalues. The computation of such double eigenvalues is enabled by the Newton method of two variables. The three-term recurrence relations obtained from its eigenvalue problem (EVP) subsume the well-known relations of (A) the(More)
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