Yukinao Kobayashi

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The aim of the present study was to analyze the levels of osteocalcin, deoxypyridinoline (Dpd) and interleukin-1beta as markers of bone metabolism in peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF) from peri-implantitis patients. PICF was sampled from a total of 34 endosseous titanium implants from 16 patients; nine females (mean age 52.8, range 40-62 years) and seven(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to observe, after removing occlusal trauma and conducting plaque control, possible macroscopic and histologic changes in peri-implant tissue that had deteriorated resulting from experimental peri-implantitis, and to investigate the necessity for treatment procedures for peri-implantitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four(More)
For the fully hydrated multilamellar stack of dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) fluid membranes containing hydrophobic peptide gramicidin A (GrA), the membrane thickness and the bilayer-bilayer separation (i.e., water layer thickness) were determined by measuring small-angle X-ray scattering and the density of aqueous suspensions of DMPC-GrA mixtures.(More)
Leflunomide is a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug that inhibits paw swelling and joint destruction in type II collagen-induced arthritis in mice and it also delays disease progression in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), through inhibiting proliferation and cytokine production of T cells, via the blocking of de-novo pyrimidine biosynthesis by its(More)
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