Experts and Doctors on connective tissue in Japan


Locale: Japan
Topic: connective tissue

Top Publications

  1. Okazaki J, Kakudo K, Kamada A, Utoh E, Gonda Y, Shirasu R, et al. Chondroitin sulfate isomers in synovial fluid of healthy and diseased human temporomandibular joints. Eur J Oral Sci. 1997;105:440-3 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that chondroitin sulfate in the synovial fluid provides a useful indicator of the degree of internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint. ..
  2. Miyamaru S, Kumai Y, Ito T, Yumoto E. Effects of long-term denervation on the rat thyroarytenoid muscle. Laryngoscope. 2008;118:1318-23 pubmed publisher
    ..However, the ability of the TA muscle to receive nerve axons may deteriorate after an excessively long denervation period because the T/U ratio of AChRs decreased with long-term denervation. ..
  3. Sano M, Unno N, Sasaki T, Baba S, Sugisawa R, Tanaka H, et al. Topologic distributions of vasa vasorum and lymphatic vasa vasorum in the aortic adventitia--Implications for the prevalence of aortic diseases. Atherosclerosis. 2016;247:127-34 pubmed publisher
    ..Differences in the distributions may imply the prevalence of aortic diseases such as dissection, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and atherosclerotic occlusive disease in each aortic segment. ..
  4. Satake R, Komura M, Komura H, Kodaka T, Terawaki K, Ikebukuro K, et al. Patch tracheoplasty in body tissue engineering using collagenous connective tissue membranes (biosheets). J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51:244-8 pubmed publisher
    ..There were significant differences in the amounts of collagen type II and glycosaminoglycan between group 3 and group 1 or 2. We confirm that cartilage can self-regenerate onto an airway patch using Biosheets. ..
  5. Ohara M, Miyauchi M, Tsuruda K, Takata T, Sugai M. Topical application of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans cytolethal distending toxin induces cell cycle arrest in the rat gingival epithelium in vivo. J Periodontal Res. 2011;46:389-95 pubmed publisher
    ..Using the rat model, these data suggest CDT intoxication induces cell cycle arrest and damage in periodontal epithelial cells in vivo. ..
  6. Tokita M, Schneider R. Developmental origins of species-specific muscle pattern. Dev Biol. 2009;331:311-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, neural crest mesenchyme plays an essential role in generating species-specific jaw muscle pattern and in promoting structural and functional integration of the musculoskeletal system during evolution. ..
  7. Tawara A, Itou K, Kubota T, Harada Y, Tou N, Hirose N. Congenital microcoria associated with late-onset developmental glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2005;14:409-13 pubmed
    ..Congenital microcoria are considered to be frequently associated with the incidence of late-onset goniodysgenetic glaucoma. ..
  8. Ghosh M, Kamma H, Kawamoto T, Koike N, Miwa M, Kapoor V, et al. MUC 1 core protein as a marker of gallbladder malignancy. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2005;31:891-6 pubmed
    ..The significance of MUC 1 expression in the gallbladder tissues in relation to cancer and non-cancer disease is not well understood. The aim of this study was to clarify the significance of MUC 1 expression...
  9. Birenheide R, Tamori M, Motokawa T, Ohtani M, Iwakoshi E, Muneoka Y, et al. Peptides controlling stifness of connective tissue in sea cucumbers. Biol Bull. 1998;194:253-9 pubmed
    ..The results suggest that the peptides are neuropeptides and are part of a sophisticated system of neurotransmitters and neuromodulators that controls the connective tissue stiffness of sea cucumber dermis...

More Information


  1. Wakasa T, Kawai N, Aiga H, Kishi K. Management of florid cemento-osseous dysplasia of the mandible producing solitary bone cyst: report of a case. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2002;60:832-5 pubmed
  2. Kobayashi M, Tsunoda A, Akita K, Yamada I. Estimation of the endolymphatic sac and vestibular aqueduct using magnetic resonance imaging. Laryngoscope. 2003;113:1015-21 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging for assessment of the endolymphatic sac and vestibular aqueduct...
  3. Tsuruda T, Kato J, Cao Y, Hatakeyama K, Masuyama H, Imamura T, et al. Adrenomedullin induces matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in rat aortic adventitial fibroblasts. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004;325:80-4 pubmed
  4. Akita M, Lee S, Kaneko K. Electron microscopic observations of elastic fibres in the lung and aorta of tight-skin and beta-aminopropionitrile-fed mice. Histol Histopathol. 1992;7:39-45 pubmed
    ..The abnormality of elastin and microfibrils surrounding elastin in the TSK mouse probably plays a role in the deformity or degradation of elastic fibres and the structural changes of the lung. ..
  5. Suzuki Y. Role of IGFBPs in the morphogenesis of lingual papillae. Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol. 2005;286:841-7 pubmed
    ..As previously suggested from a study on postnatal mice (Suzuki et al. J Comp Neurol 2005;482:74-84), IGFBP-4 acts in the epithelial invagination to form the trenches, grooves, or furrows of lingual papillae during development. ..
  6. Fukushima T, Inoue Y, Hayakawa T, Taniguchi K, Miyazaki K, Okahata Y. Preparation of and tissue response to DNA-lipid films. J Dent Res. 2001;80:1772-6 pubmed
    ..There were no inflammatory reactions or inhibition of new tissue formation. We concluded that DNA-lipid films can be prepared by simple methods, and that they do not cause an unfavorable tissue response...
  7. Liu S, Hiedayati N, Shudou M, Maeyama K. Activation of connective tissue-type and mucosal-type mast cells in compound 48/80-induced airway response. Eur J Pharmacol. 2006;530:128-35 pubmed
    ..Mast cell degranulation is responsible for the early phase of airway response, which subsequently triggers the late phase of airway response...
  8. Ishizuya Oka A, Hasebe T, Shimizu K, Suzuki K, Ueda S. Shh/BMP-4 signaling pathway is essential for intestinal epithelial development during Xenopus larval-to-adult remodeling. Dev Dyn. 2006;235:3240-9 pubmed
    ..These results strongly suggest that the Shh/BMP-4 signaling pathway plays key roles in the amphibian intestinal remodeling through epithelial-connective tissue interactions. ..
  9. Kinebuchi Y, Johkura K, Sasaki K, Imamura T, Mimura Y, Nishizawa O. Direct induction of layered tissues from mouse embryonic stem cells: potential for differentiation into urinary tract tissue. Cell Tissue Res. 2008;331:605-15 pubmed
    ..These findings suggest a new approach to urinary tract regeneration...
  10. Ando A, Ando I, Sanada S, Hiraki T, Takeuchi T, Hisada K, et al. Relationship between the biodistributions of radioactive metal nuclides in tumor tissue and the physicochemical properties of these metal ions. Ann Nucl Med. 1999;13:83-8 pubmed
    ..We therefore conclude that the biodistribution of radioactive metal ions in tumor tissue is determined by its own physicochemical properties...
  11. Tono oka S, Tanase S, Miike T, Tanaka H. Transient expression of collagen type XIV during muscle development and its reappearance after denervation and degeneration. J Histochem Cytochem. 1996;44:907-18 pubmed
    ..Therefore, Type XIV collagen expression appears to coincide with muscle activity and muscle regenerating conditions, and Type XIV collagen is considered to play roles in muscle development and regeneration. ..
  12. Yamamoto Y, Kitamura N, Yamada J, Yamashita T. Three-dimensional architecture of the subepithelial connective tissue in the omasal laminae of sheep and cattle. Acta Anat (Basel). 1993;146:238-43 pubmed
    ..In the interpapillary space, round-edged and complex folded ridges with high undulations and deep grooves were observed. These findings may indicate regional and interspecies diversities in the function of the omasal mucosa. ..
  13. Watari K, Ozawa K, Tajika K, Tojo A, Tani K, Kamachi S, et al. Production of human granulocyte colony stimulating factor by various kinds of stromal cells in vitro detected by enzyme immunoassay and in situ hybridization. Stem Cells. 1994;12:416-23 pubmed
    ..Although further characterization of positive cells is needed, the results suggest that bone marrow stromal cells are heterogeneous in terms of their capacity for G-CSF production. ..