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Koichi Masuda

Title(s)Professor In Residence, Orthopedic Surgery
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-246-0426
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    Bioinspired Synthetic Grafts for Bone Regeneration
    NIH/NIAMS R01AR063184Aug 1, 2013 - May 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Program Project grant
    NIH P01AR048152Sep 30, 2001 - Aug 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Sheldrick K, Chamoli U, Masuda K, Miyazaki S, Kato K, Diwan AD. A novel magnetic resonance imaging postprocessing technique for the assessment of intervertebral disc degeneration-Correlation with histological grading in a rabbit disc degeneration model. JOR Spine. 2019 Sep; 2(3):e1060. PMID: 31572977.
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    2. Akeda K, Yamada J, Linn ET, Sudo A, Masuda K. Platelet-rich plasma in the management of chronic low back pain: a critical review. J Pain Res. 2019; 12:753-767. PMID: 30881089.
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    3. Miyazaki S, Diwan AD, Kato K, Cheng K, Bae WC, Sun Y, Yamada J, Muehleman C, Lenz ME, Inoue N, Sah RL, Kawakami M, Masuda K. Correction to: ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2018: Growth differentiation factor-6 attenuated pro-inflammatory molecular changes in the rabbit anular-puncture model and degenerated disc-induced pain generation in the rat xenograft radiculopathy model. Eur Spine J. 2019 Jan 19. PMID: 30661198.
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    4. Kim S, Bae WC, Masuda K, Chung CB, Hwang D. Fine-Grain Segmentation of the Intervertebral Discs from MR Spine Images Using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks: BSU-Net. Appl Sci (Basel). 2018 Sep; 8(9). PMID: 30637135.
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    5. Kim S, Bae WC, Masuda K, Chung CB, Hwang D. Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Vertebral Bodies in MR Images of Human Lumbar Spines. Appl Sci (Basel). 2018 Sep; 8(9). PMID: 30637136.
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    6. Mwale F, Masuda K, Grant MP, Epure LM, Kato K, Miyazaki S, Cheng K, Yamada J, Bae WC, Muehleman C, Roughley PJ, Antoniou J. Short Link N promotes disc repair in a rabbit model of disc degeneration. Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 08 29; 20(1):201. PMID: 30157962.
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    7. Nguyen C, Schlesinger KJ, James TW, James KM, Sah RL, Masuda K, Carlson JM. Novel magnetic resonance technique for characterizing mesoscale structure of trabecular bone. R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Aug; 5(8):180563. PMID: 30225048.
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    8. Alvarez-Garcia O, Matsuzaki T, Olmer M, Miyata K, Mokuda S, Sakai D, Masuda K, Asahara H, Lotz MK. FOXO are required for intervertebral disk homeostasis during aging and their deficiency promotes disk degeneration. Aging Cell. 2018 Oct; 17(5):e12800. PMID: 29963746.
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    9. Murata K, Akeda K, Takegami N, Cheng K, Masuda K, Sudo A. Morphology of intervertebral disc ruptures evaluated by vacuum phenomenon using multi-detector computed tomography: association with lumbar disc degeneration and canal stenosis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 May 24; 19(1):164. PMID: 29793459.
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    10. Miyazaki S, Diwan AD, Kato K, Cheng K, Bae WC, Sun Y, Yamada J, Muehleman C, Lenz ME, Inoue N, Sah RL, Kawakami M, Masuda K. ISSLS PRIZE IN BASIC SCIENCE 2018: Growth differentiation factor-6 attenuated pro-inflammatory molecular changes in the rabbit anular-puncture model and degenerated disc-induced pain generation in the rat xenograft radiculopathy model. Eur Spine J. 2018 04; 27(4):739-751. PMID: 29460012.
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    11. Caffrey JP, Alonso E, Masuda K, Hunt JP, Carmody CN, Ganey TM, Sah RL. Strains in trussed spine interbody fusion implants are modulated by load and design. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2018 04; 80:203-208. PMID: 29433006.
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    12. Akeda K, Ohishi K, Masuda K, Bae WC, Takegami N, Yamada J, Nakamura T, Sakakibara T, Kasai Y, Sudo A. Intradiscal Injection of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Releasate to Treat Discogenic Low Back Pain: A Preliminary Clinical Trial. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun; 11(3):380-389. PMID: 28670405.
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    13. Takegami N, Akeda K, Yamada J, Sano T, Murata K, Huang J, Masuda K, Sudo A. RANK/RANKL/OPG system in the intervertebral disc. Arthritis Res Ther. 2017 06 02; 19(1):121. PMID: 28576140.
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    14. Alvarez-Garcia O, Matsuzaki T, Olmer M, Masuda K, Lotz MK. Age-related reduction in the expression of FOXO transcription factors and correlations with intervertebral disc degeneration. J Orthop Res. 2017 12; 35(12):2682-2691. PMID: 28430387.
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    15. Fukui D, Kawakami M, Cheng K, Murata K, Yamada K, Sato R, Yoshida M, Yamada H, Inoue N, Masuda K. Three-dimensional micro-computed tomography analysis for spinal instability after lumbar facetectomy in the rat. Eur Spine J. 2017 08; 26(8):2014-2020. PMID: 28012080.
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    16. Hwang D, Kim S, Abeydeera NA, Statum S, Masuda K, Chung CB, Siriwanarangsun P, Bae WC. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar intervertebral discs. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2016 Dec; 6(6):744-755. PMID: 28090450.
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    17. Caffrey JP, Cory E, Wong VW, Masuda K, Chen AC, Hunt JP, Ganey TM, Sah RL. Ex vivo loading of trussed implants for spine fusion induces heterogeneous strains consistent with homeostatic bone mechanobiology. J Biomech. 2016 12 08; 49(16):4090-4097. PMID: 27836500.
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    18. Hirata T, Park SC, Muldong MT, Wu CN, Yamaguchi T, Strasner A, Raheem O, Kumon H, Sah RL, Cacalano NA, Jamieson CHM, Kane CJ, Masuda K, Kulidjian AA, Jamieson CAM. Specific bone region localization of osteolytic versus osteoblastic lesions in a patient-derived xenograft model of bone metastatic prostate cancer. Asian J Urol. 2016 Oct; 3(4):229-239. PMID: 29264191.
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    19. Nakamichi R, Ito Y, Inui M, Onizuka N, Kayama T, Kataoka K, Suzuki H, Mori M, Inagawa M, Ichinose S, Lotz MK, Sakai D, Masuda K, Ozaki T, Asahara H. Mohawk promotes the maintenance and regeneration of the outer annulus fibrosus of intervertebral discs. Nat Commun. 2016 08 16; 7:12503. PMID: 27527664.
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    20. Nakai T, Sakai D, Nakamura Y, Nukaga T, Grad S, Li Z, Alini M, Chan D, Masuda K, Ando K, Mochida J, Watanabe M. CD146 defines commitment of cultured annulus fibrosus cells to express a contractile phenotype. J Orthop Res. 2016 08; 34(8):1361-72. PMID: 27273299.
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    21. Watson D, Reuther MS, Wong VW, Sah RL, Masuda K, Briggs KK. Effect of hyaluronidase on tissue-engineered human septal cartilage. Laryngoscope. 2016 09; 126(9):1984-9. PMID: 27297023.
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    22. Chen KC, Tran B, Biswas R, Statum S, Masuda K, Chung CB, Bae WC. Evaluation of the disco-vertebral junction using ultrashort time-to-echo magnetic resonance imaging: inter-reader agreement and association with vertebral endplate lesions. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Sep; 45(9):1249-56. PMID: 27241121.
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    23. Temple-Wong MM, Ren S, Quach P, Hansen BC, Chen AC, Hasegawa A, D'Lima DD, Koziol J, Masuda K, Lotz MK, Sah RL. Hyaluronan concentration and size distribution in human knee synovial fluid: variations with age and cartilage degeneration. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Jan 21; 18:18. PMID: 26792492.
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    24. Shih YR, Phadke A, Yamaguchi T, Kang H, Inoue N, Masuda K, Varghese S. Synthetic bone mimetic matrix-mediated in situ bone tissue formation through host cell recruitment. Acta Biomater. 2015 Jun; 19:1-9. PMID: 25805106.
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    25. Nemoto H, Watson D, Masuda K. Transplantation of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage in an Animal Model (Xenograft and Autograft): Construct Validation. Methods Mol Biol. 2015; 1340:247-59. PMID: 26445844.
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    26. Kurakawa T, Kakutani K, Morita Y, Kato Y, Yurube T, Hirata H, Miyazaki S, Terashima Y, Maeno K, Takada T, Doita M, Kurosaka M, Inoue N, Masuda K, Nishida K. Functional impact of integrin a5ß1 on the homeostasis of intervertebral discs: a study of mechanotransduction pathways using a novel dynamic loading organ culture system. Spine J. 2015 Mar 01; 15(3):417-26. PMID: 25546513.
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    27. Zhang B, Roh YS, Liang S, Liu C, Naiki M, Masuda K, Seki E. Neurotropin suppresses inflammatory cytokine expression and cell death through suppression of NF-?B and JNK in hepatocytes. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e114071. PMID: 25470242.
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    28. Yamaguchi T, Goto S, Nishigaki Y, Espinoza Orías AA, Bae WC, Masuda K, Inoue N. Microstructural analysis of three-dimensional canal network in the rabbit lumbar vertebral endplate. J Orthop Res. 2015 Feb; 33(2):270-6. PMID: 25367593.
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    29. Leung VY, Aladin DM, Lv F, Tam V, Sun Y, Lau RY, Hung SC, Ngan AH, Tang B, Lim CT, Wu EX, Luk KD, Lu WW, Masuda K, Chan D, Cheung KM. Mesenchymal stem cells reduce intervertebral disc fibrosis and facilitate repair. Stem Cells. 2014 Aug; 32(8):2164-77. PMID: 24737495.
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    30. Kushnaryov A, Yamaguchi T, Briggs KK, Wong VW, Reuther M, Neuman M, Lin V, Sah RL, Masuda K, Watson D. Evaluation of Autogenous Engineered Septal Cartilage Grafts in Rabbits- A Minimally Invasive Preclinical Model. Adv Otolaryngol. 2014 Jul 23; 2014:415821. PMID: 25221786.
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    31. MacEwan IJ, Glembotski NE, D'Lima D, Bae W, Masuda K, Rashidi HH, Mell LK, Bydder M. Proton density water fraction as a biomarker of bone marrow cellularity: validation in ex vivo spine specimens. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Nov; 32(9):1097-101. PMID: 25240720.
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    32. Gregory DE, Bae WC, Sah RL, Masuda K. Disc degeneration reduces the delamination strength of the annulus fibrosus in the rabbit annular disc puncture model. Spine J. 2014 Jul 01; 14(7):1265-71. PMID: 24594442.
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    33. Yamaguchi T, Inoue N, Sah RL, Lee YP, Taborek AP, Williams GM, Moseley TA, Bae WC, Masuda K. Micro-computed tomography-based three-dimensional kinematic analysis during lateral bending for spinal fusion assessment in a rat posterolateral lumbar fusion model. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2014 Jul; 20(7):578-87. PMID: 24199634.
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    34. Twu CW, Reuther MS, Briggs KK, Sah RL, Masuda K, Watson D. Effect of oxygen tension on tissue-engineered human nasal septal chondrocytes. Allergy Rhinol (Providence). 2014 Jan; 5(3):125-31. PMID: 25565047.
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    35. Reuther MS, Briggs KK, Neuman MK, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Volume Expansion of Tissue Engineered Human Nasal Septal Cartilage. J Otol Rhinol. 2014; 3(4). PMID: 25554747.
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    36. Neuman MK, Briggs KK, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. A compositional analysis of cadaveric human nasal septal cartilage. Laryngoscope. 2013 Sep; 123(9):2120-4. PMID: 23821477.
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    37. Reuther MS, Briggs KK, Neuman MK, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Shape fidelity of native and engineered human nasal septal cartilage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 May; 148(5):753-7. PMID: 23426709.
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    38. Phadke A, Hwang Y, Kim SH, Kim SH, Yamaguchi T, Masuda K, Varghese S. Effect of scaffold microarchitecture on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells. Eur Cell Mater. 2013 Jan 18; 25:114-129. PMID: 23329467.
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    39. Caffrey JP, Kushnaryov AM, Reuther MS, Wong VW, Briggs KK, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Flexural properties of native and tissue-engineered human septal cartilage. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Apr; 148(4):576-81. PMID: 23322630.
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    40. McCarty WJ, Cheng JC, Hansen BC, Yamaguchi T, Firestein GS, Masuda K, Sah RL. The biophysical mechanisms of altered hyaluronan concentration in synovial fluid after anterior cruciate ligament transection. Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Dec; 64(12):3993-4003. PMID: 22933328.
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    41. Bae WC, Statum S, Zhang Z, Yamaguchi T, Wolfson T, Gamst AC, Du J, Bydder GM, Masuda K, Chung CB. Morphology of the cartilaginous endplates in human intervertebral disks with ultrashort echo time MR imaging. Radiology. 2013 Feb; 266(2):564-74. PMID: 23192776.
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    42. Obata S, Akeda K, Imanishi T, Masuda K, Bae W, Morimoto R, Asanuma Y, Kasai Y, Uchida A, Sudo A. Effect of autologous platelet-rich plasma-releasate on intervertebral disc degeneration in the rabbit anular puncture model: a preclinical study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2012 Nov 05; 14(6):R241. PMID: 23127251.
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    43. Lotz JC, Haughton V, Boden SD, An HS, Kang JD, Masuda K, Freemont A, Berven S, Sengupta DK, Tanenbaum L, Maurer P, Ranganathan A, Alavi A, Marinelli NL. New treatments and imaging strategies in degenerative disease of the intervertebral disks. Radiology. 2012 Jul; 264(1):6-19. PMID: 22723559.
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    44. Reuther MS, Briggs KK, Schumacher BL, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. In vivo oxygen tension in human septal cartilage increases with age. Laryngoscope. 2012 Nov; 122(11):2407-10. PMID: 22740061.
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    45. Pallante AL, Chen AC, Ball ST, Amiel D, Masuda K, Sah RL, Bugbee WD. The in vivo performance of osteochondral allografts in the goat is diminished with extended storage and decreased cartilage cellularity. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug; 40(8):1814-23. PMID: 22707746.
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    46. Reuther MS, Wong VW, Briggs KK, Chang AA, Nguyen QT, Schumacher BL, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Culture of human septal chondrocytes in a rotary bioreactor. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct; 147(4):661-7. PMID: 22597575.
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    47. Gregory DE, Bae WC, Sah RL, Masuda K. Anular delamination strength of human lumbar intervertebral disc. Eur Spine J. 2012 Sep; 21(9):1716-23. PMID: 22547212.
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    48. Bae WC, Chen PC, Chung CB, Masuda K, D'Lima D, Du J. Quantitative ultrashort echo time (UTE) MRI of human cortical bone: correlation with porosity and biomechanical properties. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Apr; 27(4):848-57. PMID: 22190232.
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    49. Chan EF, Harjanto R, Asahara H, Inoue N, Masuda K, Bugbee WD, Firestein GS, Hosalkar HS, Lotz MK, Sah RL. Structural and functional maturation of distal femoral cartilage and bone during postnatal development and growth in humans and mice. Orthop Clin North Am. 2012 Apr; 43(2):173-85, v. PMID: 22480467.
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    50. Sakai D, Nakamura Y, Nakai T, Mishima T, Kato S, Grad S, Alini M, Risbud MV, Chan D, Cheah KS, Yamamura K, Masuda K, Okano H, Ando K, Mochida J. Exhaustion of nucleus pulposus progenitor cells with ageing and degeneration of the intervertebral disc. Nat Commun. 2012; 3:1264. PMID: 23232394.
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    51. Biswas R, Bae W, Diaz E, Masuda K, Chung CB, Bydder GM, Du J. Ultrashort echo time (UTE) imaging with bi-component analysis: bound and free water evaluation of bovine cortical bone subject to sequential drying. Bone. 2012 Mar; 50(3):749-55. PMID: 22178540.
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    52. Raheem O, Kulidjian AA, Wu C, Jeong YB, Yamaguchi T, Smith KM, Goff D, Leu H, Morris SR, Cacalano NA, Masuda K, Jamieson CH, Kane CJ, Jamieson CA. A novel patient-derived intra-femoral xenograft model of bone metastatic prostate cancer that recapitulates mixed osteolytic and osteoblastic lesions. J Transl Med. 2011 Oct 28; 9:185. PMID: 22035283.
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    53. Bae WC, Masuda K. Emerging technologies for molecular therapy for intervertebral disk degeneration. Orthop Clin North Am. 2011 Oct; 42(4):585-601, ix. PMID: 21944594.
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    54. Brown SH, Gregory DE, Carr JA, Ward SR, Masuda K, Lieber RL. ISSLS prize winner: Adaptations to the multifidus muscle in response to experimentally induced intervertebral disc degeneration. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 01; 36(21):1728-36. PMID: 21301396.
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    55. McCarty WJ, Masuda K, Sah RL. Fluid movement and joint capsule strains due to flexion in rabbit knees. J Biomech. 2011 Nov 10; 44(16):2761-7. PMID: 21945567.
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    56. Hui AY, McCarty WJ, Masuda K, Firestein GS, Sah RL. A systems biology approach to synovial joint lubrication in health, injury, and disease. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2012 Jan-Feb; 4(1):15-37. PMID: 21826801.
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    57. Upasani VV, Farnsworth CL, Chambers RC, Bastrom TP, Williams GM, Sah RL, Masuda K, Newton PO. Intervertebral disc health preservation after six months of spinal growth modulation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Aug 03; 93(15):1408-16. PMID: 21915546.
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    58. Siemionow K, An H, Masuda K, Andersson G, Cs-Szabo G. The effects of age, sex, ethnicity, and spinal level on the rate of intervertebral disc degeneration: a review of 1712 intervertebral discs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 01; 36(17):1333-9. PMID: 21217432.
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    59. Mwale F, Masuda K, Pichika R, Epure LM, Yoshikawa T, Hemmad A, Roughley PJ, Antoniou J. The efficacy of Link N as a mediator of repair in a rabbit model of intervertebral disc degeneration. Arthritis Res Ther. 2011 Jul 25; 13(4):R120. PMID: 21787415.
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    60. An HS, Masuda K, Cs-Szabo G, Zhang Y, Chee A, Andersson GB, Im HJ, Thonar EJ, Kwon YM. Biologic repair and regeneration of the intervertebral disk. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Jul; 19(7):450-2. PMID: 21724924.
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    61. Li J, Muehleman C, Abe Y, Masuda K. Prevalence of facet joint degeneration in association with intervertebral joint degeneration in a sample of organ donors. J Orthop Res. 2011 Aug; 29(8):1267-74. PMID: 21360583.
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    62. McCarty WJ, Luan A, Siddiqui M, Hansen BC, Masuda K, Sah RL. Biomechanical properties of mixtures of blood and synovial fluid. J Orthop Res. 2011 Feb; 29(2):240-6. PMID: 21226237.
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    63. Alexander TH, Sage AB, Chen AC, Schumacher BL, Shelton E, Masuda K, Sah RL, Watson D. Insulin-like growth factor-I and growth differentiation factor-5 promote the formation of tissue-engineered human nasal septal cartilage. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Oct; 16(5):1213-21. PMID: 20178406.
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    64. Muehleman C, Margulis A, Bae WC, Masuda K. Relationship between knee and ankle degeneration in a population of organ donors. BMC Med. 2010 Jul 28; 8:48. PMID: 20667091.
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    65. Han EH, Wilensky LM, Schumacher BL, Chen AC, Masuda K, Sah RL. Tissue engineering by molecular disassembly and reassembly: biomimetic retention of mechanically functional aggrecan in hydrogel. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Dec; 16(6):1471-9. PMID: 20486781.
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    66. Williams GM, Dills KJ, Flores CR, Stender ME, Stewart KM, Nelson LM, Chen AC, Masuda K, Hazelwood SJ, Klisch SM, Sah RL. Differential regulation of immature articular cartilage compressive moduli and Poisson's ratios by in vitro stimulation with IGF-1 and TGF-beta1. J Biomech. 2010 Sep 17; 43(13):2501-7. PMID: 20570267.
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    67. Hwang J, Kyubwa EM, Bae WC, Bugbee WD, Masuda K, Sah RL. In Vitro Calcification of Immature Bovine Articular Cartilage: Formation of a Functional Zone of Calcified Cartilage. Cartilage. 2010 Oct 01; 1(4):287-297. PMID: 22745850.
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    68. Chawla K, Masuda K, Sah RL. Tracking chondrocytes and assessing their proliferation with carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimidyl ester: effects on cell functions. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2010 Apr; 16(2):301-10. PMID: 19558220.
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    69. Masuda K, Lotz JC. New challenges for intervertebral disc treatment using regenerative medicine. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2010 Feb; 16(1):147-58. PMID: 19903086.
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    70. Seki S, Asanuma-Abe Y, Masuda K, Kawaguchi Y, Asanuma K, Muehleman C, Iwai A, Kimura T. Effect of small interference RNA (siRNA) for ADAMTS5 on intervertebral disc degeneration in the rabbit anular needle-puncture model. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(6):R166. PMID: 19889209.
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    71. Akeda K, Nishimura A, Satonaka H, Shintani K, Kusuzaki K, Matsumine A, Kasai Y, Masuda K, Uchida A. Three-dimensional alginate spheroid culture system of murine osteosarcoma. Oncol Rep. 2009 Nov; 22(5):997-1003. PMID: 19787212.
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    72. Hsieh-Bonassera ND, Wu I, Lin JK, Schumacher BL, Chen AC, Masuda K, Bugbee WD, Sah RL. Expansion and redifferentiation of chondrocytes from osteoarthritic cartilage: cells for human cartilage tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Nov; 15(11):3513-23. PMID: 19456239.
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    73. Williams GM, Chan EF, Temple-Wong MM, Bae WC, Masuda K, Bugbee WD, Sah RL. Shape, loading, and motion in the bioengineering design, fabrication, and testing of personalized synovial joints. J Biomech. 2010 Jan 05; 43(1):156-65. PMID: 19815214.
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    74. Muehleman C, Li J, Abe Y, Pfister B, Sah RL, Phipps R, Masuda K. Effect of risedronate in a minipig cartilage defect model with allograft. J Orthop Res. 2009 Mar; 27(3):360-5. PMID: 18925648.
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    75. Iida R, Akeda K, Kasai Y, Masuda K, Morimoto R, Sakakibara T, Sato M, Uchida A. Expression of proteinase-activated receptor-2 in the intervertebral disc. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Mar 01; 34(5):470-8. PMID: 19247167.
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    76. Singh K, Masuda K, Thonar EJ, An HS, Cs-Szabo G. Age-related changes in the extracellular matrix of nucleus pulposus and anulus fibrosus of human intervertebral disc. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 01; 34(1):10-6. PMID: 19127156.
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    77. Masuda K. Biological repair of the degenerated intervertebral disc by the injection of growth factors. Eur Spine J. 2008 Dec; 17 Suppl 4:441-51. PMID: 19005698.
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    78. Kitahara S, Nakagawa K, Sah RL, Wada Y, Ogawa T, Moriya H, Masuda K. In vivo maturation of scaffold-free engineered articular cartilage on hydroxyapatite. Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 Nov; 14(11):1905-13. PMID: 18620479.
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    79. Klisch SM, Asanbaeva A, Oungoulian SR, Masuda K, Thonar EJ, Davol A, Sah RL. A cartilage growth mixture model with collagen remodeling: validation protocols. J Biomech Eng. 2008 Jun; 130(3):031006. PMID: 18532855.
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    80. Han EH, Bae WC, Hsieh-Bonassera ND, Wong VW, Schumacher BL, Görtz S, Masuda K, Bugbee WD, Sah RL. Shaped, stratified, scaffold-free grafts for articular cartilage defects. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Aug; 466(8):1912-20. PMID: 18506565.
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    81. Muehleman C, Li J, Aigner T, Rappoport L, Mattson E, Hirschmugl C, Masuda K, Rosenthal AK. Association between crystals and cartilage degeneration in the ankle. J Rheumatol. 2008 Jun; 35(6):1108-17. PMID: 18412302.
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    82. Asanbaeva A, Tam J, Schumacher BL, Klisch SM, Masuda K, Sah RL. Articular cartilage tensile integrity: modulation by matrix depletion is maturation-dependent. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2008 Jun 01; 474(1):175-82. PMID: 18394422.
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    83. Yamada M, Akeda K, Asanuma K, Thonar EJ, An HS, Uchida A, Masuda K. Effect of osteogenic protein-1 on the matrix metabolism of bovine tendon cells. J Orthop Res. 2008 Jan; 26(1):42-8. PMID: 17676621.
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    84. Patel KP, Sandy JD, Akeda K, Miyamoto K, Chujo T, An HS, Masuda K. Aggrecanases and aggrecanase-generated fragments in the human intervertebral disc at early and advanced stages of disc degeneration. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 01; 32(23):2596-603. PMID: 17978660.
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    85. Shamji MF, Betre H, Kraus VB, Chen J, Chilkoti A, Pichika R, Masuda K, Setton LA. Development and characterization of a fusion protein between thermally responsive elastin-like polypeptide and interleukin-1 receptor antagonist: sustained release of a local antiinflammatory therapeutic. Arthritis Rheum. 2007 Nov; 56(11):3650-61. PMID: 17968946.
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    86. Asanbaeva A, Masuda K, Thonar EJ, Klisch SM, Sah RL. Regulation of immature cartilage growth by IGF-I, TGF-beta1, BMP-7, and PDGF-AB: role of metabolic balance between fixed charge and collagen network. Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2008 Aug; 7(4):263-76. PMID: 17762943.
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    87. Asanbaeva A, Masuda K, Thonar EJ, Klisch SM, Sah RL. Cartilage growth and remodeling: modulation of balance between proteoglycan and collagen network in vitro with beta-aminopropionitrile. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2008 Jan; 16(1):1-11. PMID: 17631390.
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    88. Alini M, Eisenstein SM, Ito K, Little C, Kettler AA, Masuda K, Melrose J, Ralphs J, Stokes I, Wilke HJ. Are animal models useful for studying human disc disorders/degeneration? Eur Spine J. 2008 Jan; 17(1):2-19. PMID: 17632738.
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    89. Ficklin T, Thomas G, Barthel JC, Asanbaeva A, Thonar EJ, Masuda K, Chen AC, Sah RL, Davol A, Klisch SM. Articular cartilage mechanical and biochemical property relations before and after in vitro growth. J Biomech. 2007; 40(16):3607-14. PMID: 17628568.
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