Yukie Tajima

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To establish a cell culture system that reflects the dentin formation in dental pulp tissue, we used dental pulp cells enzymatically isolated from rat incisor teeth. During the 20-day culture period, the cells exhibited various phenotypes of the odontoblast differentiation process, from the immature stage to the terminal mineralization stage. The cells(More)
Stanniocalcin (STC) is a calcium- and phosphate-regulating hormone secreted by the corpuscles of Stannius, an endocrine gland of bony fish. Its human homologues, STC1 and STC2 showing 34% amino acid identity each other, are expressed in a variety of human tissues. To clarify their roles in atherosclerosis, we investigated the effects of their full-length(More)
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