Hiroyuki Naora

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The long form of the leptin receptor (Ob-Rb) has a cytoplasmic domain which activates the JAK-STAT signal transduction pathway. It is related to appetite and energy expenditure and is expressed in various parts of the brain in adults. In embryos, however, the detailed distribution of Ob-Rb expression sites and the function of the leptin-Ob-Rb system remain(More)
Exostosin tumor-like 3 (EXTL3) is a glycosyltransferase involved in heparan sulfate (HS) biosynthesis. HS proteoglycans are critically involved in different steps during brain development. The present in situ hybridization in mice revealed wide EXTL3 expression at different grades in the central and peripheral nervous system components including the neural(More)
The upper limb nerves of 8 human embryos (Carnegie stages 13-21) were studied by reconstruction. In stage 13, upper limb nerves (C5-T1) extended from the spinal cord. In stage 14, these nerves united to form the nascent brachial plexus. In stages 16 and 17, the median nerve, the radial nerve and the ulnar nerve entered into the hand plate. In stages 20 and(More)
PURPOSE During the generation of transgenic mice (TGs) introduced with mouse T-cell receptor delta (TCR delta) gene, the authors found a TG line with corneal opacity that coincided with the presence of the transgene. The authors investigated the pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms of this corneal opacity in this line. METHODS The pathologic features and(More)
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