Yuji Hiraki


Affiliation: Kyoto University
Country: Japan


  1. Tokunaga T, Shukunami C, Okamoto N, Taniwaki T, Oka K, Sakamoto H, et al. FGF-2 Stimulates the Growth of Tenogenic Progenitor Cells to Facilitate the Generation of Tenomodulin-Positive Tenocytes in a Rat Rotator Cuff Healing Model. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:2411-22 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide clues regarding the clinical development of regenerative repair strategies for RC injury. ..
  2. Miura S, Shukunami C, Mitsui K, Kondo J, Hiraki Y. Localization of chondromodulin-I at the feto-maternal interface and its inhibitory actions on trophoblast invasion in vitro. BMC Cell Biol. 2011;12:34 pubmed publisher
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    Hiraki Y, Mitsui K, Endo N, Takahashi K, Hayami T, Inoue H, et al. Molecular cloning of human chondromodulin-I, a cartilage-derived growth modulating factor, and its expression in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Eur J Biochem. 1999;260:869-78 pubmed
    ..In contrast, it inhibited the tube morphogenesis of cultured vascular endothelial cells in vitro and angiogenesis in chick chorioallantoic membrane in vivo. ..
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    Hiraki Y, Shukunami C. Chondromodulin-I as a novel cartilage-specific growth-modulating factor. Pediatr Nephrol. 2000;14:602-5 pubmed
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    Hiraki Y, Shukunami C. Angiogenesis inhibitors localized in hypovascular mesenchymal tissues: chondromodulin-I and tenomodulin. Connect Tissue Res. 2005;46:3-11 pubmed
    ..In this article, we summarize the structural characteristics and biological activities of these two antiangiogenic molecules. ..