Yohichi Minami

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PURPOSE To report on an in vitro reconstruction of cornea composed of three main layers. METHODS These layers were reconstructed from isolated bovine corneal cells in three-dimensional collagen gel culture conditions. RESULTS The topmost layer, corneal epithelial cells on collagen gel, was treated by what was designated as the "air-liquid interface(More)
Some follicle cells organize thyroid follicles through proliferation of single cells in collagen gel culture. The aim of this study was to clarify whether two or more (plural) cells can form follicles through aggregation and linkage in this culture system. To address this question, we performed collagen gel culture of porcine follicle cells, using cell(More)
The skin comprises three layers: epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis. We report here on a skin, reconstructed in vitro, that is composed of all three layers. The topmost layer, epidermis, was exposed to air by a new method. The exposure induced an extensive proliferation, and differentiation, i.e. keratinization was eventually observed in the cultured(More)
We examined the intestinal absorption of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDC), glycoursodeoxycholic acid (GUDC) and tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDC) using an everted gut sac technique. UDC was absorbed throughout rat small intestine almost to the same extent. Absorption of both GUDC and TUDC, however, varied between jejunum and ileum. Absorption of these conjugated(More)
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