Akira Kawaguchi

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A recent preliminary study using complete mitochondrial DNA sequences from 48 species of teleosts has suggested that higher teleostean phylogenies should be reinvestigated on the basis of more intensive taxonomic sampling. As a second step towards the resolution of higher teleostean phylogenies, which have been described as the "(unresolved) bush at the top(More)
We generated transgenic mice carrying enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the nestin second-intronic enhancer (E/nestin:EGFP). Flow cytometry followed by in vitro assays revealed that in situ EGFP expression in the embryonic brain correlated with the mitotic index, the cogeneration of both neurons and glia, and the frequency of(More)
Although adequate resolution of higher-level relationships of organisms apparently requires longer DNA sequences than those currently being analyzed, limitations of time and resources present difficulties in obtaining such sequences from many taxa. For fishes, these difficulties have been overcome by the development of a PCR-based approach for sequencing(More)
To investigate the mechanism of I- transport stimulation by TSH, we studied the effects of TSH on Na+/I- symporter (NIS) messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels in FRTL-5 cells and correlated these with I- transport activity. When 1 mU/ml TSH was added to quiescent FRTL-5 cells, a 12-h latency was observed before the onset of increased I- transport(More)
Materialized views and view maintenance are becoming increasingly important in practice. In order to satisfy different data currency and performance requirements, a number of view maintenance policies have been proposed. Immediate maintenance involves a potential refresh of the view after every update to the deriving tables. When staleness of views can be(More)
The fishes currently recognized as members of the order Gasterosteiformes (sticklebacks, pipefishes, and their relatives) number 278 species, classified into two suborders (Gasterosteoidei and Syngnathoidei), 11 families and 71 genera. Members of this group exhibit unique appearances, many of which are derived from armored bodies with bony plates in various(More)
Adult humans, like their nonhuman mammalian counterparts, harbor persistent neural progenitor cells in the forebrain ventricular lining. In the absence of adequate surface markers, however, these cells have proven difficult to isolate for study. We have previously identified and selected neural progenitor cells from both the fetal and adult rodent(More)
For the first step toward resolution of the higher-level relationships of the order Aulopiformes (Teleostei: Eurypterygii) using longer DNA sequences, we determined the complete mitochondrial DNA sequence for Aulopus japonicus (Aulopodidae). The entire genome was purified by gene amplification using a long PCR technique, and the products were subsequently(More)
Many tissues arise from pluripotent stem cells through cell-type specification and maturation. In the bone marrow, primitive stem cells generate all the different types of blood cells via the sequential differentiation of increasingly committed progenitor cells. Cell-surface markers that clearly distinguish stem cells, restricted progenitors, and(More)