Yoshihiro Abiko

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BACKGROUND Osseous choristoma is a very rare, benign lesion in the maxillofacial region. It appears as a benign mass of normally matured bony tissue covered by the normal epithelium of the tongue. It is usually seen in front of the foramen cecum of the tongue. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice with an excellent prognosis and there have been very(More)
Whole cell, patch-clamp studies were performed to examine the effect of lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) on the membrane current in guinea-pig ventricular myocytes. The addition of 10 microM LPC to the external solution induced a membrane current which had a reversal potential of 0 mV. When Na+, the main cation in the external solution, was replaced by either(More)
BACKGROUND Dry mouth is very common symptom, and psychological factors have an influence on this symptom. Although the influence of emotional factor related to patients with oral dryness has been examined in previous studies, the cognitive factors have not been examined thus far. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of(More)
Patients with atypical odontalgia (AO) complain of medically unexplained toothache. No evidence-based diagnostic criteria or treatment guidelines are yet available. The present paper addresses seven clinical questions about AO based on current knowledge in the literature and discusses diagnostic criteria and guidelines for treatment and management. The(More)
To analyze the growth-related changes in extracellular matrix components in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discs, the expression and localization of the core protein of a large chondroitin sulphate proteoglycan, versican, in rat TMJ discs during postnatal development (2-32 weeks) were examined using Western blot analysis, real-time quantitative PCR and(More)
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