Mai Fukagawa

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BACKGROUND Gastroschisis is a rare abdominal wall defect. Although the pathogenesis of gastroschisis is unknown, there is some evidence of the genetic etiology of gastroschisis. Recently, a functionally null deletion of the mouse bone morphogenic protein-1 (BMP-1) gene resulted in a phenotype that resembled a human neonate with gastroschisis. BMP-1 thus(More)
During vertebrate development, the central nervous system (CNS) has stereotyped neuronal tracts (scaffolds) that include longitudinal and commissural axonal bundles, such as the medial longitudinal fascicle or the posterior commissure (PC). As these early tracts appear to guide later-developing neurons, they are thought to provide the basic framework of(More)
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