Takashi Takata

Kanazawa Medical University, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

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    ABSTRACT: Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma (EMC) is a rare salivary gland tumor with a low-grade malignancy, and EMC with high-grade histopathological features is exceedingly rare. Furthermore, EMC with intracellular mucin is also extremely rare. We report an uncommon case of a high-grade EMC of the parotid gland with mucous cell differentiation in a 66-year old Japanese woman who noticed a right palpable parotid mass increasing in size within a one-year period. The cytological specimen showed a focally biphasic structure and included isolated or discohesive piled-up clusters with hyaline globules surrounded by neoplastic cells with nuclear atypia. The gross examination revealed a relatively well-demarcated, multinodular gray-whitish and solid mass. Histologically, the tumor consisted of variably sized solid nests or trabeculae with central necrosis and increased mitotic activity, and invaded into adjacent skeletal muscles. Immunohistochemically, the biphasic ductal and myoepithelial differentiation of this tumor confirmed the diagnosis of high-grade EMC. Furthermore, numerous small nests with d-PAS and alcian blue-positive mucous cells predominated in about 5% of the whole tumor, and these mucous cells were encompassed by neoplastic myoepithelial cells. We should recognize this variant of EMC because we can't rule out the possibility of EMC even in the presence of mucous cells. © 2015 Japanese Society of Pathology and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
    Pathology International 07/2015; DOI:10.1111/pin.12315 · 1.59 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is associated with increased risks of developing lifestyle-related diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease. While the two-hit hypothesis and recently, multiple parallel hits hypothesis of NASH pathogenesis was proposed, further details have not been understood. Recently, dental infection of Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) has been reported as a critical risk factor for NASH progression, which acts as multiple parallel hits to induce inflammation and fibrogenic responses in steatosis. We describe here that 54-year-old woman died on sepsis and diagnosed as NASH. Briefly, her body mass index (BMI) at 35 years old was 25.6 Kg/m(2) , but she became obese owing to her withdrawal at home since 45 years old. Severe obesity continued over 19 years without diabetes mellitus. She was admitted to our hospital due to a sudden disturbance of consciousness. On admission, BMI was 48.5 Kg/m(2) . Computed tomography revealed cirrhotic liver with massive ascites, and laboratory data indicated increased inflammatory responses, renal failure, and C grade Child-Pugh classification, suggesting the diagnosis of sepsis. Also severe periodontal disease was present, because the patient's front teeth fell easily during intubation. Although the focus of infection was not specified, the oral flora Parvimonus micra, one of periodontal pathogens, was detected in venous blood. Despite of intensive cares including artificial respiration management and continuous hemodiafiltration, she died on the 43rd day after admission. Surprisingly, P. gingivalis was detected in her hepatocytes. This case might represent the significance of P. gingivalis in the progress to cirrhosis in NASH patients. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
    Hepatology Research 05/2015; DOI:10.1111/hepr.12528 · 2.22 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) ranges from simple steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), leads to fibrosis and potentially cirrhosis, liver failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma, and is one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide. NAFLD has also been implicated in other medical conditions such as insulin resistance, obesity, metabolic syndrome, hyperlipemia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Continuous hyperglycemia has been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic micro- and macro-vascular complications via various metabolic pathways, and numerous hyperglycemia-induced metabolic and hemodynamic conditions exist, including the increased generation of various types of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs). We recently demonstrated that glyceraldehyde-derived AGEs (Glycer-AGEs), the predominant components of toxic AGEs (TAGE), played an important role in the pathogenesis of angiopathy in diabetic patients. Moreover, a growing body of evidence suggests that the interaction between TAGE and the receptor for AGEs may alter intracellular signaling, gene expression, and the release of pro-inflammatory molecules and also elicits the generation of oxidative stress in numerous types of cells including hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells. Serum levels of TAGE were significantly higher in NASH patients than in those with simple steatosis and healthy controls. Moreover, serum levels of TAGE inversely correlated with adiponectin (adiponectin is produced by adipose tissue and is an anti-inflammatory adipokine that can increase insulin sensitivity). Furthermore, immunohistochemical staining of TAGE showed intense staining in the livers of patients with NASH. Serum levels of TAGE may be a useful biomarker for discriminating NASH from simple steatosis. The administration of atorvastatin (10mg daily) for 12months significantly improved NASH-related metabolic parameters and significantly decreased serum levels of TAGE. The steatosis grade and NAFLD activity score were also significantly improved. These results demonstrated that atorvastatin decreased the serum levels of TAGE in NASH patients with dyslipidemia and suggest the usefulness of TAGE as a biomarker for the attenuation of NASH. Serum levels of TAGE were significantly higher in non-B or non-C hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC-HCC) patients than in NASH subjects without HCC or control subjects. TAGE may be involved in the pathogenesis of NBNC-HCC, and could, therefore, be a biomarker that could discriminate NBNC-HCC from NASH. We propose that serum levels of TAGE are promising novel targets for the diagnosis of and therapeutic interventions against NASH. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
    Medical Hypotheses 02/2015; 49(5). DOI:10.1016/j.mehy.2015.02.002 · 1.07 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective Enamel matrix derivative (EMD) is used clinically to promote periodontal tissue regeneration. However, the effects of EMD on gingival epithelial cells during regeneration of periodontal tissues are unclear. In this in vitro study, we purified ameloblastin from EMD and investigated its biological effects on epithelial cells. Material and Methods Bioactive fractions were purified from EMD by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography using hydrophobic support with a C18 column. The mouse gingival epithelial cell line GE-1 and human oral squamous cell carcinoma line SCC-25 were treated with purified EMD fraction, and cell survival was assessed with a WST-1 assay. To identify the proteins in bioactive fractions of EMD, we used proteome analysis with two-dimensional gel electrophoresis followed by identification with liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis. Results Purified fractions from EMD suppressed proliferation of GE-1 and SCC-25. LC-MS/MS revealed that ameloblastin in EMD is the component responsible for inhibiting epithelial cell proliferation. The inhibitory effect of ameloblastin on the proliferation of GE-1 and SCC-25 was confirmed using recombinant protein. Conclusion The inhibitory effects of EMD on epithelial cell proliferation are caused by the biological activities of ameloblastin, which suggests that ameloblastin is involved in regulating epithelial downgrowth in periodontal tissues.
    Journal of Applied Oral Science 02/2015; 23(1):49-55. DOI:10.1590/1678-775720140291 · 0.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Peripheral ameloblastoma (PA), a rare and unusual variant of odontogenic tumors, comprises about 1% of all ameloblastomas. PA is an exophytic growth localized to the soft tissues overlying the tooth-bearing areas of the jaws, and the initial diagnosis is often fibrous epulis. PA with histologically low-grade malignant features is extremely rare. We report a case of peripheral ameloblastoma with histologically low-grade malignant features in a 69-year-old woman that presented with a hemorrhage from a tumor on the right buccal mucosa. The tumor was surgically removed by blunt dissection, with no evidence of recurrence after two years and six months. After the case presentation, microscopic and genetic findings are discussed.
    International journal of clinical and experimental pathology 01/2015; 8(2):2085-9. · 1.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Dentinoid is an integral part of some odontogenic tumors. This article describes the clinico-pathological features of three cases of odontogenic carcinomas with dentinoid (OCD). A comparison of these with previously reported cases of dentinoid-producing epithelial odontogenic tumors allowed us to identify another six cases that may be considered as examples of OCD. Six cases occurred in the mandible and three in the maxilla, all developing behind the canines. There was no sex predilection (five men and four women; age range 14-61 years, mean 38.1). Pain or discomfort was mentioned in five cases, four of which showed tooth resorption. All cases appeared initially as well-defined radiolucencies, five of which showed variable amounts of calcified material. Recurrences were recorded in three instances, but no evidence of metastasis has been found. Seven cases were composed predominantly or entirely of clear cells, usually with minimal cellular atypia and variable mitotic activity; however, in all cases there was evidence of tumor infiltration into adjacent tissues, including the presence of perineural invasion in two tumors. Those cases in which no reference was made to the presence of clear cells exhibited evident mitotic activity and cellular pleomorphism. The epithelium in OCD does not produce buds or enamel organ-like structures such as those found in ameloblastic fibro-dentinoma and this tumor does not contain a mesenchyme-like connective tissue resembling dental papilla as observed in several mixed odontogenic tumors. Based on the existing data and the present series of cases, OCD appears to represent a distinct entity.
    Head and Neck Pathology 12/2014; 8(4):421-31. DOI:10.1007/s12105-014-0586-9
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    ABSTRACT: Background A number of studies have revealed a link between chronic periodontitis and cardiovascular disease in obese patients. However, there is little information about the influence of periodontitis-associated bacteria, Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), on pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in obesity. Methods In vivo experiment: C57BL/6J mice were fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) or normal chow diet (CD), as a control. Pg was infected from the pulp chamber. At 6 weeks post-infection, histological and immunohistochemical analysis of aortal tissues was performed. In vitro experiment: hTERT-immortalized human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HuhT1) were used to assess the effect of Pg/Pg-LPS on free fatty acid (FFA) induced endothelial cells apoptosis and regulation of cytokine gene expression. Results Weaker staining of CD31 and increased numbers of TUNEL positive cells in aortal tissue of HFD mice indicated endothelial injury. Pg infection exacerbated the endothelial injury. Immunohistochemically, Pg was detected deep in the smooth muscle of the aorta, and the number of Pg cells in the aortal wall was higher in HFD mice than in CD mice. Moreover, in vitro, FFA treatment induced apoptosis in HuhT1 cells and exposure to Pg-LPS increased this effect. In addition, Pg and Pg-LPS both attenuated cytokine production in HuhT1 cells stimulated by palmitate. Conclusions Dental infection of Pg may contribute to pathogenesis of atherosclerosis by accelerating FFA-induced endothelial injury.
    PLoS ONE 10/2014; 9(10):e110519. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0110519 · 3.23 Impact Factor
  • Hiroko Oka · Masae Kitagawa · Takashi Takata
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    ABSTRACT: Background: F-spondin, known as a secreted neuronal glycoprotein, is highly expressed on the tooth root surface and we had reported F-spondin is one of the specific markers of cementoblasts in periodontal tissue. In chronic periodontitis, significant cemental resorption rarely occurs on the root side, although alveolar bone resorption by osteoclasts is one of the major pathologic changes. Thus, we hypothesized that secretory F-spondin from cementoblasts might be involved in differentiation of clastic cells on the root surface. We studied effects of secretory F-spondin from F-spondin expressed cells and its pathway on receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)-mediated differentiation of clastic cells. Methods: We used osteoclast precursors in this study. With a chamber assay, we examined effects of secretory molecules from F-spondin expressed cells of transgenic mice on RANKL-induced clastic cells' differentiation. Results: Secretory molecules from F-spondin overexpressed cells significantly inhibited the RANKL-mediated tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) positive cells from primary progenitor cells with the camber system. F-spondin suppressed RANKL-mediated NFATc1 (nuclear factor of activated T-cells, cytoplasmic 1), TRAP, Cathepsin K and DC-STAMP (dendritic cell-specific transmembrane protein) expressions on the cells. The suppressive effect of F-spondin on RANKL-induced differentiation of clastic cells was partially blocked by knockdown of low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 8 (LRP8). Conclusion: Our findings indicate that secretory factors from F-spondin expressed cells, including F-spondin, downregulates differentiation of clastic precursors. Moreover, F-spondin inhibits RANKL-mediated differentiation of clastic cells partially via LRP8. It is suggested that secretory F-spondin may act protectively from cemental resorption partially via LRP8 in periodontal tissue.
    Journal of Periodontology 10/2014; 86(3):1-25. DOI:10.1902/jop.2014.140419 · 2.57 Impact Factor
  • Placenta 10/2014; 35(10):A22. DOI:10.1016/j.placenta.2014.08.083 · 3.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis. VEGF and its receptor FLT-1 signaling may contribute to cell migration of macrophages, osteoclasts and some tumor cells. However, the direct role of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling in malignant behaviors of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is not well understood. To clarify the effects of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling in OSCC bone invasion, VEGF expression in OSCC cells and number of Flt-1+ osteoclasts at bone invasion front in 55 gingival OSCC cases were evaluated by immunohistochemistry. Twenty-four of 55 cases (43.63%) strongly expressed VEGF. The VEGF highly expressing cases were statistically correlated with the increased number of Flt-1+ osteoclasts and the more aggressive radiographic pattern of bone invasion (p < 0.001). Proliferation, migration and invasion assays were examined in HSC2 (high Flt-1 expressing) and Ho1N1 (no Flt-1 expressing) cells. Flt-1 specific ligand-placental growth factor (PlGF) induced proliferation and promoted the migration and invasion of HSC2 only. Interestingly, PlGF up-regulated MMP1 and MMP3 expression and induced RANKL expression in HSC2 via phosphorylation of Akt, ERK1/2 and p38. In conclusion, VEGF-Flt-1 signaling promotes osteoclastogenesis, proliferation and facilitating invasion and migration of OSCC through production of MMP-1 and 3. Blocking of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling may be beneficial for OSCC treatment.
    Pathology 10/2014; 46:S97. DOI:10.1097/01.PAT.0000454432.92391.6d · 2.62 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) activates its receptor TrkB, and promotes neuronal survival, differentiation, and synaptic functions. Furthermore, we have revealed that BDNF can also regulate cementoblast differentiation and cellular survival via TrkB–ERK/Akt signaling cascade, which, in turn, results in the induction of periodontal tissue regeneration. Recently, using in silico screening with a BDNF loop-domain pharmacophore, a small molecule BDNF mimetic, called LM22A-4 that can facilitate TrkB signaling in hippocampal neurons to prevent cell death, was identified. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of LM22A-4 on cementoblast differentiation and its molecular mechanism. LM22A-4 and BDNF stimulation was found to enhance OPN, ALPase, and OC mRNA expression in immortalized human cementoblast-like (HCEM) cells, indicating cementoblast differentiation. In addition, similar to this result, both LM22A-4 and BDNF treatment facilitated TrkB phosphorylation and TrkB binding to adaptor proteins, such as Shc, GRB2, and SOS1, indicating TrkB activation. Importantly, the downstream target ERK and Akt was also phosphorylated by LM22A-4 and BDNF stimulation. Moreover, BDNF mimetic stimulation transactivated ERK from the cytoplasm into the nuclei in HCEM cells. It is noteworthy that a tyrosine kinase receptor inhibitor, K252a, an MEK–ERK inhibitor (U0126), and a PI3Kinase–Akt inhibitor (LY294002) remarkably attenuated TrkB, ERK, and Akt phosphorylation as well as increase of OPN mRNA expression in the HCEM cells, respectively. These findings suggest that the small molecule BDNF mimetic LM22A-4 regulates cementoblast differentiation via the TrkB–ERK/Akt signaling cascade. Therefore, this small compound may lead to the development of a novel therapeutic approach for periodontal tissue regeneration.
    International immunopharmacology 04/2014; 19(2). DOI:10.1016/j.intimp.2014.01.028 · 2.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Control of periodontal tissue inflammation during orthodontic treatment is very important in achieving a favourable therapeutic goal. We previously demonstrated that orally applied bovine lactoferrin (bLF) inhibited LPS-induced bone resorption but not orthodontic force-induced tooth movement in vivo. This study is designed to examine the underlying mechanism of it. We examined the inhibitory effects of bLF on the expression of RANKL, OPG, TNF-α and COX-2 in osteoblasts loaded with compressive stress (CS) in comparison with LPS stimulated osteoblasts. Formation of osteoclasts was evaluated by co-culture system. Both CS- and LPS-applications upregulated COX-2 and RANKL but downregulated OPG. TNF-α was upregulated in LPS-stimulated osteoblasts but downregulated in CS-loaded osteoblasts. NS398 (a specific inhibitor of COX-2) significantly inhibited CS-induced RANKL-upregulation but not LPS-induced RANKL upregulation, indicating a critical role of COX-2/PGE2 pathway in CS-induced osteoclastogenesis. bLF significantly downregulated LPS-induced upregulation of RANKL and eliminated OPG suppression but not affected in CS-induced changes. Moreover, bLF significantly decreased LPS-induced osteoclast formation, whereas bLF had no effect on PGE2-induced osteoclast formation. bLF can effectively suppress harmful bone destruction associated with periodontitis without inhibiting bone remodelling by CS-loading. Therefore, oral administration of bLF may be highly beneficial for control of periodontitis in orthodontic patients.
    Archives of oral biology 02/2014; 59(2):226-32. DOI:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2013.11.002 · 1.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The BJC is owned by Cancer Research UK, a charity dedicated to understanding the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer and to making sure that the best new treatments reach patients in the clinic as quickly as possible. The journal reflects these aims. It was founded more than fifty years ago and, from the start, its far-sighted mission was to encourage communication of the very best cancer research from laboratories and clinics in all countries. The breadth of its coverage, its editorial independence and it consistent high standards, have made BJC one of the world's premier general cancer journals. Its increasing popularity is reflected by a steadily rising impact factor.
    British Journal of Cancer 09/2013; 109(8). DOI:10.1038/bjc.2013.550 · 4.82 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: Tooth loss is a critical risk factor for oral hypofunction. The prevalence of chronic periodontitis is still high and is the most causative factor of tooth loss leading indigestion. Therefor inhibiting tooth loss is inevitable for better quality of life. To explore new candidate molecules evaluating periodontal disease activity for early treatment intervention, proteomic analysis was applied to the pocket exudate (PE) of periodontal patient. Method: The proteomic analysis of PEs of 2 patients with severe periodontitis was performed in comparison with gingival crevicular fluid of a healthy volunteer. The mRNA levels of some proteins specifically expressed in PE were examined in resected gingival tissues obtained from 7 periodontitis, 2 gingivitis patients and 2 healthy volunteers and were compared with those of proinflammatory cytokines like TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-8. Result: Fifteen proteins including heat shock 70kDa protein 2 (Hspa2), heat shock 70kDa protein 5 (Hspa5), Snif2-related CREBBP activator protein (SRCAP), myeloid cell nuclear differentiation antigen (MNDA), Down syndrome cell adhesion molecule like 1 (Dscaml1), fibroblast activation protein-alpha (FAPα) were specifically detected in PE. Among these candidate molecules for periodontal disease activity Hspa2, Hspa5, SRCAP and MNDA were upregulated in 4 periodontitis and 2 gingivitis specimens, in which TNF-α, IL-1β and IL-8 were upregulated. FAPα was expressed only in periodontitis with proinflammatory cytokine-expression. In 2 healthy gingival tissues and 3 periodontitis specimens without the cytokine-expression, the levels of candidate molecules were very low. All tissue specimens examined showed no mRNA expression of Dscaml1. MNDA-immunolocalization was seen in periodontitis specimens with severe neutrophil infiltration. Conclusion: The candidate molecules, Hspa2, Hspa5, FAPα, SRCAP and MADA, showed the positive correlation with proinflammatory cytokines-expression, which are known as indicators of periodontal disease activity. Moreover, MNDA-upregulation in PE may be related to acute exacerbation of periodontitis. These molecules may be useful makers for periodontal disease activity.
    IADR Asia/Pacific Region (APR) Regional Meeting and Co-Annual Scientific Meeting of IADR Divisions 2013; 08/2013
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To determine anti-inflammatory roles of F-spondin (SPON1), that we first determined to be expressed in cementoblasts, in periodontitis, we examined effects of SPON1 on expression of inflammatory cytokines and the destruction of periodontal tissues induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Method: We used immortalized human cementoblast-like cell lines (HCEM), human periodontal ligament cell lines (HPL) and HPL-F-spondin cells transfected with a retroviral plasmid encoding rat SPON1 cDNA into HPL (HPL-SPON1). SPON1 expression of HCEM was knock-downed by siSPON1. To investigate the effect of SPON1 on inflammation induced by LPS in these cells, we examined expression of inflammatory cytokines mRNAs by RT-PCR and phosphorylation of Erk expression by western blot. We furthermore compared inflammatory reactions of periodontal tissues induced by LPS in SPON1 transgenic mice (SPON1-TG) with those in wild type mice (WT). Result: LPS treatment up-regulated SPON1 expression and down-regulated IL-6 expression in HCEM. Expression of TNF-α, IL-1ß and IL-8 didn’t show remarkable change with or without LPS treatment. Transfection of siSPON1 recovered down-regulation of IL-6 induced by LPS in HCEM. Furthermore, IL-6 expression was significantly decreased in HPL-SPON1. Phosphorylation of Erk induced by LPS was detected in HPL, but not in HPL with SPON1 transfection. SPON1 may down-regulate IL-6 expression through inhibiting activation of Erk pathway. In vivo, the number of mature osteoclasts and neutrophils induced by LPS in the periodontal tissue were fewer in SPON1-TG than in WT. SPON1-TG showed less bone destruction than WT. Conclusion: We conclude that SPON1 may play anti-inflammatory action in periodontitis by down-regulation of IL-6 expression. SPON1 in the cementoblasts may protect cementum from pathologic resorption. This may explain the reason why cementum is not so common a feature of periodontitis-involved teeth comparing to bone resorption. SPON1 may be a novel molecule applicable for prevention and treatment of periodontal inflammation and destruction.
    IADR Asia/Pacific Region (APR) Regional Meeting and Co-Annual Scientific Meeting of IADR Divisions 2013; 08/2013
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: The pleiotropic functions of bovine lactoferrin (bLF) are known but poorly understood. bLF has been reported to stimulate osteoblast proliferation, enhance thymidine incorporation into osteocytes, and reduce apoptosis of osteoblasts. However, the essential effects of bLF on bone cell anabolism and related mechanism are not well demonstrated. Method: C3H10T1/2, a mouse mesenchymal cell line, and primary osteoblasts were cultured in a-MEM. In vitro study, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, mineralized nodule formation as well as the expression of osteoblast differentiation markers were examined. Western blotting analysis, immunoprecipitation and binding assay were performed to clarify the bLF-induced signal transduction mechanisms. In ex vivo organ cultures of mouse calvariae were also performed. Result: bLF enhanced ALP activity and the expression of early osteoblastic differentiation markers, Runx2, ALP and Osterix, in C3H10T1/2. bLF also up-regulated ALP activity, mineralized nodule formation and the expression of late osteoblastic differentiation markers, BSP and OCN, in primary osteoblasts. Furthermore, bLF induced Smad-dependent and Smad-independent MAPK activation. Both ALP activity and mineralized nodule formation induced by bLF treatment were eliminated in TGF-b receptor (TbR)-Ⅰ and p38 kinase inhibitor treated cells. The direct binding of bLF to TbRⅡ was also observed. In ex vivo experiments, it was revealed that bLF promoted new bone formation and regenerating of bone defects. Conclusion: Our data suggest that bLF is a potent osteogenic factor, which exerts its actions by activating the TGF-b signaling pathway. Our data indicate that bLF has distinct anabolic effects on the development and growth of osseous tissue in mammals. We anticipate that bLF will be a valuable agent for bone regeneration.
    IADR Asia/Pacific Region (APR) Regional Meeting and Co-Annual Scientific Meeting of IADR Divisions 2013; 08/2013
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    ABSTRACT: Ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm that arises in subcutaneous tissue, with that in the oral cavity extremely rare. We present a case of malignant OFMT in the tongue. A 26-year-old male noticed a painless mass in the tongue, which was extracted at a general hospital. Four years later, the tumor recurred and was resected at our department. Histologically, the recurrent tumor was composed of the closely packed cells positive for vimentin and S-100 proliferating in a nodular fashion. It showed high cellularity and mitotic activity. In the primary tumor, some tumor cells were arranged in a diffuse or cord-like manner within an abundant fibromyxoid matrix, along with a small amount of metaplastic ossification, corresponding with the histopathological characteristic of OFMT. Accordingly, a diagnosis of malignant OFMT arising in typical OFMT was established. This is the first reported case of malignant OFMT in the tongue. Long-term follow-up is needed for confirmation of prognosis and biological behavior.
    Head & Face Medicine 06/2013; 9(1):16. DOI:10.1186/1746-160X-9-16 · 0.87 Impact Factor

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  • 2015
    • Kanazawa Medical University
      • Department of Advanced Medicine
      Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
  • 1986–2015
    • Hiroshima University
      • • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathobiology
      • • School of Dentistry
      • • Faculty of Dentistry
      Hirosima, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 2013
    • The University of Tokushima
      Tokusima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 2004
    • Osaka University
      • Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering
      Suika, Ōsaka, Japan
  • 1999
    • Peking University School of Stomatology
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 1997
    • Concordia University–Ann Arbor
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States