Histology and Oral Historogy


Tel: +81-88-633-7321,+81-88-633-7322 

Fax: +81-88-633-7342


  1. Every Monday at 18:00, we get together for a journal club where we discuss the Nature and/or Science journals.
  2. We have a discussion meeting where we update the members of our lab concerning experiments, results, methods, problems, and any other concerns.


These meetings are open to anyone. Please feel free to join us anytime. You are always welcome!



  • Tatsuji Haneji, DDS, PhD   Professor
  • Hirohiko Okamura, DDS, PhD  Assistant Professor
  • Jumpei Teramachi, DDS, PhD  Assistant Professor
  • Eiko Sasaki  Technical Official



2nd grade, Winter Semester: Anatomy (2) AB (Haneji, Okamura, and Teramachi)
Anatomy (2) (Exercises and basic experiments, Haneji, Okamura, and Teramachi)


3rd grade, Summer Semester: Anatomy (2) C (Haneji, Okamura, and Teramachi)
Anatomy (2) (Exercises and basic experiments, Haneji, Okamura and Teramachi)


3rd grade, Winter Semester: "Laboratory exercise-advanced course" (Okamura, Teramachi, and Haneji)


Research Projects

Our bodies are made of numerous cells which we cannnot see in our naked eyes. In our labs, we do our best to learn a about cells and understand what their jobs are in the human body. We are concentrating our effort to elucidate the mechanisms listed below.


  1. Transcription Factor Osterix and Osteoblast Differentiation
  2. PKR and Bone-related Cells


Selected Publications

  1. Nakashima Y, Haneji T.
    Stimulation of osteoclast formation by RANKL requires interferon regulatory factor-4 and is inhibited by simvastatin in a mouse model of bone loss.
    PLoS One, 8, e72033, 2013
  2. Teramachi J, Hiruma Y, Ishizuka S, Ishizuka H, Brown JP, Michou L, Cao H, Galson DL, Subler MA, Zhou H, Dempster DW, Windle JJ, Roodman GD, Kurihara N.
    Role of ATF7-TAF12 interactions in the vitamin D response hypersensitivity of osteoclast precursors in Paget's disease
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 28, 489-1500, 2013
  3. Yang D, Okamura H, Nakashima Y, Haneji T.
    Histone demethylase Jmjd3 regulates osteoblast differentiation via transcription factors Runx2 and Osterix,
    Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288, 33530-33541, 2013
  4. Guo J, Yang D, Okamura H, Teramachi J, Ochiai K, Qiu LH, Haneji T.
    Calcium hydroxide suppresses the virulence of lipopolysaccharide from Porphyromonas endodontalis to bone cells,
    Journal of Dental Research, 93, 508-513, 2014
  5. Teramachi J, Zhou H, Subler MA, Kitagawa Y, Galson DL, Dempster DW, Windle JJ, Kurihara N, Roodman GD.
    Increased IL-6 expression in osteoclasts is necessary but not sufficient for the development of Paget's disease of bone,
    Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29, 1456-1465, 2014


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