Yuu Yoshizawa

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Cells, growth factors, and scaffolds are the three main factors required to create a tissue-engineered construct. After the appearance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), considerable attention has therefore been focused on nonbovine materials. In this study, we examined the properties of a chitosan porous scaffold. A porous chitosan sponge was(More)
A method is described for the direct colorimetric determination of citrulline residues in proteins based on the reaction with diacetylmonoxime in the presence of lower concentrations of sulfuric acid. The reduced sensitivity due to the lower acid concentration was overcome by the addition of ferric chloride which also contributed to the color stabilization.(More)
Marine collagen derived from fish scales, skin, and bone has been widely investigated for application as a scaffold and carrier due to its bioactive properties, including excellent biocompatibility, low antigenicity, and high biodegradability and cell growth potential. Fish type I collagen is an effective material as a biodegradable scaffold or spacer(More)
This study was designed to investigate the biological effects of fish collagen peptide (FCP) on human osteoblasts. Human osteoblasts were treated with 0.1% FCP, which was the optimal concentration confirmed by the increase in alkaline phosphatase activity. After one, three, five and seven days of culture, the number of FCP-treated cells increased(More)
Granuloma initiation factor (GIF), which elicits a granulomatous reaction in naive murine skin, contains low-molecular-weight proteins partially purified from organized granulomas developed in livers of mice with schistosomiasis. In this study, we found that 10- and 14-kDa proteins in the GIF are highly homologous to mouse migration inhibitory(More)
For scaffold manufacturing, the utility of bioactive natural organic materials derived from marine products is useful and indispensable as an alternative to bovine collagen. The weakest feature of fish collagen for scaffold application is its low degeneration temperature (í µí±‡ d), indicating poor stability of fish collagen in mammals in vivo. We have(More)
We propose zinc fingers and homeoboxes 3 (ZHX3) as new osteogenic markers for mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). ZHX3 mRNA expression was upregulated within 1-6 h after incubation of MSCs in the osteogenic induction medium, and reached maximum levels after 24 h of incubation. Two to 4 days later, ZHX3 mRNA levels had decreased sharply. Maximal mRNA levels were(More)
Retroviral transduction of four transcription factors (Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and c-Myc) or three factors, excluding c-Myc, has been shown to initiate a reprogramming process that results in the transformation of murine fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, and there has been a rapid increase in the number of iPS cell-based preclinical trials. In(More)
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