M. Koike

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Various types of embryoid body (EB) that were formed from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells under various culture conditions were characterized in terms of gene expression pattern to estimate the differentiation status of the bodies. The gene expression of typical markers (i.e., GATA-4, GATA-6, transthyretin [TTR], alpha-fetoprotein [AFP], Nkx2.5, and(More)
We proposed a simple method for forming an embryoid body (EB) from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells using a polypropylene 1.5-ml conical tube with a screw cap. An ES cell suspension containing 2 x 10(4) cells was incubated in a conical tube. After 5 d of incubation, a single EB of 440 microm average diameter was formed in the conical tube. The formation(More)
In this paper, we propose a concept and present CRAYON, a three dimensional (3D) solid modeling system on the CAVE, to realize a user’s concept to a virtual world. CRAYON adopts a set of rules for conversion of a linear drawing into a solid in order to realize what a user wants to get. Considering positions of line vertices, CRAYON determines the(More)
In this study, we proposed a culture method for forming embryoid bodies (EBs) from mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells using a round-bottom 96-well polystyrene plate coated with 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC plate). MPC is a phospholipid biocompatible polymer and prevents cells from adhering to the culture surface. The ES cells were seeded at(More)
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