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Takemura Yoko Last modified date:2022.06.09

Assistant Professor / Oral Rehabilitation / Kyushu University Hospital

1. Chen X, Moriyama Y, Takemura Y, Rokuta M, Ayukawa Y., Influence of osteoporosis and mechanical loading on bone around osseointegrated dental implants: a rodent study., Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials., 2021.11.
2. Oki K, Ogino Y, Takamoto Y, Imai M, Takemura Y, Ayukawa Y, Koyano K., The Significance of Posterior Occlusal Support of Teeth and Removable
Prostheses in Oral Functions and Standing Motion, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021.06.
3. Yoichiro Ogino, Yasunori Ayukawa, Yoko Takemura, Kiyoshi Koyano, Prosthetic aspects in adult osteopetrosis, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 10.1016/j.prosdent.2014.04.007, 112, 4, 736-740, 2014.01, Osteopetrosis (OP) is a rare condition characterized by skeletal sclerosis caused by dysfunctional osteoclasts. Though many reports have described severe infantile-malignant autosomal recessive OP, few have described the prosthetic management of adult OP. This report discusses the prosthetic treatment of adult OP. Although prosthodontists should try to reconstruct occlusal function as much as possible, a conservative prosthodontic approach may be a reasonable and recommended treatment option for minimizing the risk of further osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis..
4. Haomiao Zhang, Yasuko Moriyama, Yasunori Ayukawa, Yunia Dwi Rakhmatia, Yoko Takemura, Noriyuki Yasunami, Kiyoshi Koyano, Generation and histomorphometric evaluation of a novel fluvastatin-containing poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) membrane for guided bone regeneration, Odontology, 10.1007/s10266-018-0376-z, 107, 1, 37-45, 2019.01, The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) membrane containing fluvastatin on bone regeneration at bone defects in rat calvaria and tibia for possible use as a guided bone regeneration (GBR) membrane. PLGA and fluvastatin-containing PLGA (PLGA–fluvastatin) membranes were prepared and mechanical properties were evaluated. Standardized bony defects were created in rat calvaria and the right tibia, and covered with a PLGA or PLGA–fluvastatin membrane. Bone regeneration was evaluated using image analysis based on histologic examination. At 4 and 8 weeks after membrane implantation, the PLGA–fluvastatin group displayed enhanced new bone formation around the edge of the defect compared with the PLGA membrane group in the calvarial model. Thick bone regeneration was observed in tibia-defect sites in the PLGA–fluvastatin membrane group. These results suggest that the PLGA-containing fluvastatin membrane prepared in this study may potentially be used as a GBR membrane..
5. Mikio Imai, Yasunori Ayukawa, Noriyuki Yasunami, Akihiro Furuhashi, Yoko Takemura, Naomi Adachi, Jiangqi Hu, Xudiyang Zhou, Yasuko Moriyama, Atsuta Ikiru, Kosaku Kurata, Kiyoshi Koyano, Effect of a Single Injection of Benidipine-Impregnated Biodegradable Microcarriers on Bone and Gingival Healing at the Tooth Extraction Socket, Advances in Wound Care, 10.1089/wound.2018.0834, 8, 3, 108-117, 2019.03, Objective: A dihydropyridine-type calcium channel blocker, benidipine (BD), is extensively used in hypertension therapy. In vitro study reported BD promoting bone metabolism. We evaluated the effect of sustained release of BD-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microcarriers on the promotion of bone and gingival healing at an extraction socket in vivo. In addition, the effect of BD on osteoblasts, osteocytes, fibroblasts, and epithelial cells was evaluated in vitro. Approach: The maxillary first molar of rats was extracted. Next, PLGA microcarriers containing BD were directly injected into the gingivobuccal fold as a single dose. After injection, bone and soft-tissue healing was histologically evaluated. Effect of BD on proliferation, migration, and gene expression of gingival and bone cell was also examined in vitro. Results: After tooth extraction, BD significantly augmented bone volume and density, and also epithelial wound healing. During in vitro studies, BD promoted significant proliferation and migration of fibroblasts and epithelial cells. Real-time RT-PCR revealed that BD upregulated messenger RNA expression of Ahsg (alpha 2-HS glycoprotein) and Csf2 (colony-stimulating factor 2) in osteoblasts. Innovation: The prevention of bone and soft-tissue reduction associated with tooth extraction has been eagerly anticipated in the field of dentistry. This study first reported the effect of BD on extraction socket healing. Conclusion: A single dose of topically administered BD-loaded PLGA microcarriers promoted bone and soft-tissue healing at the extraction site of tooth..
6. Yoko Takemura, Yasuko Moriyama, Yasunori Ayukawa, Kosaku Kurata, Yunia D. Rakhmatia, Kiyoshi Koyano, Mechanical loading induced osteocyte apoptosis and connexin 43 expression in three-dimensional cell culture and dental implant model, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A, 10.1002/jbm.a.36597, 107, 4, 815-827, 2019.04, Osteocytes are thought to act as stress sensors, and are known to display a gap junction-mediated stress-transfer mechanism. To demonstrate the stress-related function of osteocytes, cells of an osteocyte-like cell line derived from murine long bone osteocyte Y4 (MLO-Y4) were cultivated in a three-dimensional culture and subjected to cyclic loading from a titanium plate. This application of physiological loading using a titanium plate significantly increased connexin 43 (Cx43) expression, the number of dead and apoptotic cells, and receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand expression. Furthermore, the conditioned medium from the loaded osteocytes induced alkaline phosphatase activity in bone marrow cell culture. In addition, we immunohistologically determined whether bone metabolism increased as a result of the occlusal force in the bone surrounding the titanium implants in a rat model. Increased Cx43 expression and apoptotic osteocytes were observed in the loading group as well as a significantly increased number of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase-positive cells. These findings indicate that stress from the implant adversely affected the osteocytes, which may promote osteoclastic and osteoblastic cell formation around the implants..