Yoshihiro Terada

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BACKGROUND Protogenin (Prtg) has been identified as a gene which is highly expressed in the mouse mandible at embryonic day 10.5 (E10.5) by a cDNA subtraction method between mandibles at E10.5 and E12.0. Prtg is a new member of the deleted in colorectal carcinoma (DCC) family, which is composed of DCC, Neogenin, Punc and Nope. Although these members play an(More)
Cathepsin E, an endolysosomal aspartic proteinase predominantly expressed in cells of the immune system, has an important role in immune responses. However, little is known about the precise roles of cathepsin E in this system. Here we report that cathepsin E deficiency (CatE(-/-)) leads to a novel form of lysosome storage disorder in macrophages,(More)
Spherical carbonate apatite (CO3Ap) microspheres approximately 1 mm in diameter were fabricated by granulation of calcium hydroxide around a core followed by carbonation and phosphatization through dissolution-precipitation reaction. CO3Ap microspheres with high uniformity could not be achieved without using a core. Solid CO3Ap microspheres were obtained(More)
Laminin-5 (Ln-5), a component of the basement membrane (BM), regulates epithelial cell migration and adhesion. This study used anti-Ln-5 (gamma2chain) antibody to investigate the distribution of Ln-5 during the formation of peri-implant epithelium (PIE) in rats, and compared it to the distribution of Ln-5 during oral mucosa formation after tooth extraction.(More)
The corrosion behaviors of Ti, Ti-6Al-7Nb and Ti-6Al-4V alloys, and an experimentally produced Ti-0.5Pt alloy in 0.05% to 2.0% concentrations of Acidulated Phosphate Fluoride (APF) solutions (corresponding to 226 to 9,050 ppm fluoride at pH 3.5 or 3.6) were examined. While the corrosion of Ti, Ti-6Al-7Nb and Ti-6Al-4V alloys might occur easily even in a(More)
This study investigated the age-dependent changes in the number of BrdU- and TUNEL-positive cells in murine gingival tissue and submandibular gland, and compared the findings with those in other tissues and organs. The cell proliferative activity was decreased after 20 weeks of age in epithelial cells of the gingiva, tongue, buccal mucosa and skin. A(More)
A low-loss high-speed silicon in-phase (I) quadrature (Q) modulator is designed, fabricated and characterized. The fabricated IQ modulator has a low passive optical loss of 9 dB in C and L bands. Using the modulator, differential quadrature phase-shift keying (DQPSK) transmission at 44.6 Gb/s with differential detection is confirmed with an optical(More)
The 11-Gbps 80-km transmission performance of a zero-chirp silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator has been characterized. The zero-chirp characteristic of the silicon modulator is confirmed in the constellation measurement, and gives high tolerance both for positive and negative chromatic dispersion. A low-dispersion-penalty transmission up to 80 km using the(More)
Phospholipase C-related but catalytically inactive protein (comprising PRIP-1 and PRIP-2 [officially designated PLCL1 and PLCL2]) was first identified in our laboratory, but the biological functions have remained elusive. Therefore, we generated Plcl1 and Plcl2 double-knockout mice (Plcl1(tm1Mh); Plcl2(tm1Tta)) to gain insight into the biological function.(More)
This paper describes the utility of three-dimensional (3D) images obtained with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for prediction of successful clinical outcome in two cases of intentional tooth replantation (IR). IR was performed for teeth affected by vertical root fracture and root perforation with local application of blood clot and oxy-tetracycline(More)