Our main project is to regenerate tooth
using the methods of tissue engineering. To accomplish this goal, we are
focusing on the following subjects; 1) identification and characterization of
stem cell in either epitherial or mesenchymal tissue from tooth germ, 2) search
for molecules to affect the differentiation of the stem cell, 3) assembly of
these stem cells on artificial scaffold.
Our division was established in July 2003
to accelerate the research on oral tissue regeneration, especially tooth
regeneration, with the support of accumulated knowledge about genomic science
and stem cell biology at IMSUT. We are trying to regenerate not only teeth but
also the other oral tissue including bone and mucous membrane. There are three
important elements in tissue regeneration; stem cells, signal molecules, and
scaffold. We are focusing on the research of mesenchymal stem cell, bone
morphogenetic protein (BMP), and synthetic polymer scaffold as an each element.
Division of Stem Cell Engineering,
(Hitachi Plant Technologies, Denics, ArBlast)
Visiting Professor Minoru Ueda, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Visiting Associate ProfessorKagami Hideaki, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Visiting Research AssociateMasaki Honda, D.D.S., Ph.D.