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Published:
Sep 3, 2019

Invitation for Joint Research in Production of Genetically Modified Mice

The Transborder Medical Research Center (TMRC) and the Life Science Animal Resource Center is calling for suitable parties who are interested in research collaborations for the production of genetically modified mice. Interested parties may refer to the “Transborder Medical Research Center (TMRC) Joint Research Application Guidelines” linked below and contact Professor Satoru Takahashi for more details.

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Publication

Published:
Mar 26, 2019

The chromatin binding protein Phf6 restricts the self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells

• Phf6 deficiency augments HSC self-renewal and confers resistance against the TNFα-mediated growth inhibition on HSCs
• Phf6 deficiency alone is not sufficient to induce hematopoietic transformation

Blood 2019 :blood.2019000468; doi: https://doi.org/10.1182/blood.2019000468

Publication

Published:
6 Feb 2019

KOnezumi: a web application for automating gene disruption strategies to generate knockout mice

A simple and user-friendly web application for use in automating the design of knockout strategies for multiple genes is proposed.

Bioinformatics, btz090, https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btz090

Publication

Published:
3 Jan 2019

Competition for Mitogens Regulates Spermatogenic Stem Cell Homeostasis in an Open Niche

[Competition for Mitogens Regulates Spermatogenic Stem Cell Homeostasis in an Open Niche]

• Mouse spermatogenic stem cells (SSCs) migrate among their differentiating progeny
• Lymphatic endothelial cells near vasculature secrete FGFs that act as SSC mitogens
• SSCs tune their self-renewal and differentiation in response to FGF consumption
• Competition for limited supply of mitogen (FGFs) regulates SSC density homeostasis

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Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Dec 11. pii: S1934-5909(18)30549-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.11.013

Award Notification

Published:
27 July 2018

Award Presented at 2018 ISS Conference, San Fransisco, USA, for "Compelling Results in Biology and Medicine from mouse research and breeding experiments conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS)"

Award Presented at 2018 ISS Conference, San Fransisco, USA, for “Compelling Results in Biology and Medicine:Transcriptome analysis of gravitational effects on muscles of mice”, from mouse research and breeding experiments conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

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New Publication

Published:
12 July 2018

Forebrain Ptf1a Is Required for Sexual Differentiation of the Brain

• Ptf1a is expressed near the ventricular zone in the developing hypothalamus at E10–E16
• Ptf1a cKO male and female mice lose sex-biased behaviors and gene expression
• Kisspeptin neuron development is severely disrupted in Ptf1a-deficient hypothalamus
• RNA-seq analysis reveals altered gene expression in non-cell-autonomous regulators

Cell Reports DOI: 10.1016/j.kint.2018.02.025
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