Yoshimasa Okamatsu

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Chemokines play an important role in immune and inflammatory responses by inducing migration and adhesion of leukocytes, and have also been reported to modulate osteoclast differentiation from hemopoietic precursor cells of the monocyte-macrophage lineage. In this study, we examined the effect of MIP-1 gamma, a C-C chemokine family member, on receptor(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine that reduces periapical bone loss, but its role in periodontal bone loss is unclear. In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that endogenous interleukin-10 is a potent suppressor of Porphyromonas gingivalis-induced alveolar bone loss in vivo. METHODS Interleukin-10 knockout (-/-) and(More)
Hemidesmosomes are composed of intricate networks of proteins, that are an essential attachment apparatus for the integrity of epithelial tissue. Disruption leads to blistering diseases such as epidermolysis bullosa. Members of the Sox gene family show dynamic and diverse expression patterns during development and mutation analyses in humans and mice(More)
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