Research Topics

Masaru Kaku


Affiliation: Niigata University
Country: Japan


  1. Rosales Rocabado J, Kaku M, Nozaki K, Ida T, Kitami M, Aoyagi Y, et al. A multi-factorial analysis of bone morphology and fracture strength of rat femur in response to ovariectomy. J Orthop Surg Res. 2018;13:318 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results strongly support the necessity of analyzing bone micro-architecture and site specificity to clarify the true etiology of osteoporosis in a clinical setting. ..
  2. Kaku M, Komatsu Y, Mochida Y, Yamauchi M, Mishina Y, Ko C. Identification and characterization of neural crest-derived cells in adult periodontal ligament of mice. Arch Oral Biol. 2012;57:1668-75 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings may be useful in understanding the homeostatic character of the PDL and contribute to establishing successful periodontal tissue maintenance. ..
  3. Kaku M, Yamauchi M. Mechano-regulation of collagen biosynthesis in periodontal ligament. J Prosthodont Res. 2014;58:193-207 pubmed publisher
  4. Kaku M, Akiba Y, Akiyama K, Akita D, Nishimura M. Cell-based bone regeneration for alveolar ridge augmentation--cell source, endogenous cell recruitment and immunomodulatory function. J Prosthodont Res. 2015;59:96-112 pubmed publisher
    ..Such treatment strategy may open a new era of safer and more effective alveolar ridge augmentation treatment options. ..
  5. Kaku M, Komatsu Y. Functional Diversity of Ciliary Proteins in Bone Development and Disease. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2017;15:96-102 pubmed publisher
    ..This review summarizes the current understanding of ciliary proteins in bone development and discusses the potential role of BMP signaling in primary cilia, enabling us to unravel the potential pathogenesis of skeletal ciliopathies. ..