Oral systemic disease connection, experimental pathology, periodontitis, salivary gland tumor, odontogenic tumor and histopathological diagnosis
1. We determined periodontal pathogens could reach liver via blood circulation and cause progression of liver fibrosis through TGF-beta and Galectin-3 production. 2.Elimination of periodontal pathogen by antibiotic reduced liver inflammation and fibrosis.
2. We determined dental infection with periodontal pathogens induced preterm birth through Galectin-3.
3. We found the role of lactoferrin in periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis as an agent for prevention and therapy.
4. A undergraduate students (advanced research course) was selected as Japanese representative of student clinician research program