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Miyauchi Mutsumi
Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Dentistry & Oral Health Sciences)
Discipline Medical Life Science
Academic Degrees Hiroshima University Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science
Research Fields Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy; Dentistry; Morphological basic dentistry
Research Keywords lactoferrin / Porphyromonas gingivalis / non-alcoholic steatohepatitis/NASH / biomarker / preterm birth / periodontitis / γ-GTP / systemic disease
Comments My major research theme is "Oral Systemic Disease Connection". Periodontitis is a most prevalent infectious disease in the world. It is "slight chronic inflammation" without any symptoms at early stage but continuously exists in the periodontal tissue, finally leading tooth loss. Recently it is well accepted that periodontitis correlates to morbidity and mortality of several systemic diseases. I focused on the effects of oral infection of periodontal pathogen including Porphyromonas gingivalis on atrial fibrillation, preterm birth, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Now, we have several ongoing collaborative basic studies with oral infection center members to clarify "missing links" between periodontitis and systemic diseases. Moreover, based on the basic research results, we are developing epidemiological and/or prospective clinical studies in medical and dental collaboration. I would like to clarify the specific oral bacteria, which are risk for each systemic disease and to establish the inspection methods to detect them. My final goal is to prevent onset and/or progression of critical and severe systemic diseases by getting oral health environment and by keeping it before symptoms appear. In another word, it is establishment of pre-illness medical care. Through these activities, I would like to contribute to development of long lived, healthy society.
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Past media appearances Internal meeting (the whole country) 20210120~
Internal meeting (the whole country) 20201219~
201806~
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Hiroshima University or its Department Overseas education and research institute Research Frontline BioMed News
Topic Dentistry/Healthcare
Epidemiology/Virus/Infectious Disease
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Dentistry : Program of Dentistry : Dentistry
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Biomedical Science
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Biomedical Science
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Biomedical Sciences : Program of Dental Sciences
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