Papers by Author: M. Tanaka

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Authors: Y. Fujiwara, Tetsuhiko Isobe, Mamoru Senna, M. Tanaka
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Authors: Guo Ping Chen, Daisuke Akahane, Naoki Kawazoe, Yoshio Shirasaki, M. Tanaka, Katsuyuki Yamamoto, Tetsuya Tateishi
Abstract: A novel collagen sponge that can protect cell leakage during cell seeding was developed by wrapping all the surfaces except the upside of a collagen sponge with membrane that has pores smaller than cell. The collagen sponge was used for three-dimensional culture of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The cells adhered to the collagen, and proliferated to fill the spaces in the sponge. The cell seeding efficiency was higher than 95%. The MSCs cultured in the collagen sponge in the chondrogenic induction medium supplemented with TGF-β3 and BMP6 expressed genes encoding type II collagen, SOX9 and aggrecan. HE staining indicated the round morphology of differentiated cells and the extracelluler matrices were positively stained by safranin O and toluidine blue. Type II collagen and cartilage proteoglycan were detected by immunostaining with anti-type II collagen and anti-cartilage proteoglycan. These results suggest the chondrogenic differentiation of MSCs. The collagen sponge facilitated cell seeding and chondrogenic differentiation of MSCs, and will be useful for cartilage tissue engineering.
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Authors: Toru Tonegawa, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Kazuo Shinozaki, Nobutaka Hanagata, M. Tanaka
Abstract: Insulin delivery carriers using low crystalline porous zinc hydroxyapatite (ZnHAp) microparticles with different crystal sizes and novel formulation method of poly (lactic acid) (PLA) have been developed to achieve the sustained-release of insulin. The adsorption isotherm curves of insulin dissolved into acetic acid of pH4.5 onto ZnHAp nanocrystals show non-Langmuir type due to the dissolution of the ZnHAp microparticles; the adsorption amounts were increased with the increase of crystalline sizes. The PLA formulation, coating the outer layer of microparticles, showed the apparent reduction of initial burst for insulin. The amounts of initial release of insulin decreased with the increase of crystalline sizes of ZnHAp, which could be attributed to the different meso-porous structure depending on its crystal sizes.
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Authors: Motohiro Tagaya, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Taro Takemura, Mitsuhiro Okuda, Nobutaka Hanagata, Tomohiko Yoshioka, Dinko Chakarov, B. Kasemo, M. Tanaka
Abstract: The adsorption of multiple proteins derived from fetal bovine serum (FBS) in phosphate buffer saline (PBS) and alpha minimum essential (aMEM) was in situ analyzed with a quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation technique on gold, titanium and HAp sensors. The adsorption behaviors of FBS proteins were varied depending on the sensors. The DD/Df value of the HAp sensor were clearly different in PBS and aMEM, and others were not changed. The viscoelastic properties of the protein films adsorbed on the HAp sensor in PBS were flexible in comparison with those on the gold and titanium sensors. The D-f plots incidated that the proteins adsorbed on HAp in PBS would lead to competitive adsorption and conformational change and those in aMEM could form a monolayer. The adsorption behavior on the HAp in carbonate buffer saline was found to be similar to that in aMEM. These differential adsorption behaviors on the HAp surface were attributed to the pre-adsorptive ion, such PO43- or CO32- in the solvent.
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Authors: Shinobu Tanaka, Masataka Sakane, M. Tanaka, Isamu Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Shimojo, Kenji Kato, Tetsuya Tateishi, Yutaka Miyanaga
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Authors: Kimiyasu Sato, Toshihiro Kogure, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Yuri Kumagai, M. Tanaka
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Authors: C. Akita, S. Sekiguchi, M. Fujimoto, Hajime Haneda, M. Tanaka
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Authors: H. Omi, Soichiro Itoh, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Y. Asou, S. Nishikawa, M. Tanaka, Kenichi Shinomiya, Satoshi Toh
Abstract: Hydroxyapatite/hyaluronic acid (HAp/HyA) and hydroxyapatite/chondroitin sulfate (HAp/ChS) microparticles, which show the high adsorption ability of proteins, high biocompatibility and osteoconductivity, are potential scaffolds for a time-controlled BMP release. The present study evaluated the biocompatibility and osteoconductivity of the composites after injection into bone defect. Drilled bone holes were made at tibia and femur of Japanese white rabbits, and HAp/HyA or HAp/ChS was implanted into each bone hole using an injection syringe. After 2 and 4 weeks of implantation, rabbits were sacrificed and histological observations were conducted with HE, TRAP, and ALP staining. Histological observations revealed that HAp/ChS has superior biocompatibility compared with HAp/HyA, and 20% HAp/ChS promotes bone formation as well as osteoblast activities compared with lower ratios of HAp/ChS.
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Authors: Yu Jiang Fan, Guo Ping Chen, M. Tanaka, Tetsuya Tateishi
Abstract: Polyamides containing amino acid residues were synthesized through a chemoenzymatic route. At first, monomers containing amino acid esters at both ends were prepared from amino acid esters and bifunctional acid chlorides through a Scotten-Baumann reaction under organic condition. Diamine was used as bifunctional nucleophilic reagent to aminolysis the amino acid ester bonds of these monomers under protease catalysts, leading to the polycondensation to form the desired polyamides containing amino acid residues. Spectra characterizations confirmed the structure of obtained polyamides. The factors that influence the polymerization, including the type of enzymes, the amount of enzymes, and the water contents in the solvent, were also discussed. It is expected that the obtained polyamides have the potential for biomaterial applications.
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Authors: Rikako Kino, Toshiyuki Ikoma, Shunji Yunoki, Akira Monkawa, Atsushi Matsuda, Go Kagata, Tetsuo Asakura, Masanobu Munekata, M. Tanaka
Abstract: Silk fibroin (SF) films containing 5wt% of CaCl2 were prepared by a cast-film method from the degummed SF and then immersed into the simulated body fluid (SBF) to deposit hydroxyapatite (HAp) crystals. The multilayer film of HAp and SF (5-layers), and pure SF film (4-layers) were prepared by a thermo-compression method at 130 °C and 3MPa for 4min. The ratio of β-sheet structure against other structures in both samples showed almost same value of 55.8% and 55.1%. The swelling ratio and in vitro biodegradation were examined by incubating in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) with and without protease XIV for 1 to 14 days. The changes of sample weight and its tensile strength were investigated. The multilayer film showed slower biodegradation and higher mechanical strength compared with pure SF film.
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