Kazune Morita

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When supplemented with appropriate growth factors, salivary gland epithelial explants isolated from mouse embryos undergo branching morphogenesis in vitro in the absence of mesenchyme. Epidermal growth factor (EGF) induces lobule formation, while fibroblast growth factor 7 (FGF7) promotes stalk elongation. A mixture of EGF and FGF7 produces an intermediate(More)
Cell proliferation is an essential requirement for epithelial expansion and tubular branching; however, little is known of how these events are coupled during morphogenesis. We have previously shown that, in the absence of mesenchyme, fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF-1) elicits budding of the mouse lung epithelium cultured in a basement membrane matrix.(More)
When axons of the mammalian central nervous system (CNS) are injured, they fail to regenerate, while those of lower vertebrates undergo regeneration after injury. Wingless-type MMTV integration site family (Wnt) proteins play important roles in the CNS, and are reported to be activated after mammalian spinal cord or brain injury. Moreover, for axon growth(More)
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