Yuriko Kitajima

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Effects of antioxidants on the quality and genomic stability of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells were investigated with two human iPS cell lines (201B7 and 253G1). Cells used in this study were expanded from a single colony of each cell line with the addition of proprietary antioxidant supplement or homemade antioxidant cocktail in medium, and(More)
Postnatally, scars occur as a consequence of cutaneous wound healing. Scarless wound healing is highly desired for patients who have undergone surgery or trauma, especially to exposed areas. Based on the properties of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for tissue repair and immunomodulation, we investigated the potential of MSCs for scarless wound healing. MSCs(More)
Estrogens have crucial roles in an extensive range of physiological functions regulating cellular proliferation and differentiation, development, homeostasis, and metabolism. Therefore, prolonged estrogen insufficiency influences various types of tissues expressing estrogen receptors (ERs). Although ERs are expressed in skeletal muscle and its stem cells,(More)
We evaluated the sensitivity and dose dependency of radiation-induced injury in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. Adult C57BL/6 mice were daily exposed to 0, 2, 10, 50, and 250 mGy γ-ray for 1 month in succession, respectively. The damage of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in bone marrow were investigated within 2 hours (acute phase) or at 3 months(More)
Postmenopausal disorders are frequently observed in various organs, but their relationship with estrogen deficiency and mechanisms remain unclear. As tissue-specific stem cells have been found to express estrogen receptors, we examined the hypothesis that estrogen deficiency impairs stem cells, which consequently contributes to postmenopausal disorders.(More)
Although stem cells are generally thought to be resistant to oxidative stress, the fact and in detail molecular mechanism are still to be clearly identified. We herein tried to understand the overall characterization of redox regulatory signaling in hematopoietic stem cells. We purified c-kit-positive hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells from the bone marrow(More)
Expression patterns of cytokeratins (CKs) in normal skin, in pars flaccida type cholesteatoma (PFTC), and in pars tensa type cholesteatoma (PTTC) were examined by means of one- and two-dimensional electrophoretic techniques. Both CKs 14 and 5 pair (CKs 14/5) and CKs 10/1 were found in all materials. Neither CKs 16/6 nor 19 was found in the skin. CKs 16/6(More)
AIMS Hypoxic response mediated by hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) seems to contribute to the benefit of endurance training. To verify the direct contribution of HIF activation to running training without exposure to atmospheric hypoxia, we used prolyl hydroxylase domain 2 (PHD2) conditional knockout mice (cKO), which exhibit HIF activation independent of(More)
The purpose of this study was to know a role of confined placental mosaicism (CPM) in perinatal outcome and postnatal growth and development of infants with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We selected 50 infants with IUGR (<-2.0 SD) from 3,257 deliveries in a regional medical center during the past 10-year period, and carried out cytogenetic and(More)
Estrogens play a key role in an extensive range of physiological functions in various types of tissues throughout the body in females. We previously showed that estrogen insufficiency caused muscle weakness that could be rescued by estrogen administration in a young female ovariectomized (OVX) mouse model. However, long-term estrogen replacement therapy(More)