Yuka Takenouchi

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Cellulosic bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass has been recognized as one of the promising sustainable energy source alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, since the lignocelluloses are not directly in competition with food sources. In order to develop a lignocellulosic raw material with high energy crops for bio-ethanol production, we(More)
The underlying mechanism and the therapeutic regimen for the transition of reversible gingivitis to irreversible periodontitis are unclear. Since transforming growth factor (TGF)-β has been implicated in differentially regulated gene expression in gingival fibroblasts, we hypothesized that TGF-β signaling is activated in periodontitis-affected gingiva,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs) are crucial regulators of insulin-like growth factor (IGF). They enhance or inhibit IGF functions, but also exhibit IGF-independent effects. In a previous study, we detected, qualitatively, IGFBP-2 and -3 in gingival crevicular fluid using a cytokine antibody array. Here we(More)
This study assessed the radiographic appearance of bone graft domes longitudinally after osteotome sinus floor elevation using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). This study presents the radiological findings of a 6-month follow-up CBCT study in maxillary osteotome sinus floor elevation. We examined 52 patients with a crestal bone height of less than 8 mm(More)
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