Mamoru Ohtsuki

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Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a naturally occurring growth inhibitory polypeptide that arrests the cell cycle in middle to late G1 phase. Cells treated with TGF-beta contained normal amounts of cyclin E and cyclin-dependent protein kinase 2 (Cdk2) but failed to stably assemble cyclin E-Cdk2 complexes or accumulate cyclin E-associated kinase(More)
The extracellular matrix surrounding avian oocytes, called the perivitelline membrane (PL), consists of at least two major glycoproteins, ZP3 and ZP1. Our previous study using Japanese quail had demonstrated that the PL obtained from the preovulatory follicles was incubated in vitro with spermatozoa, and perforations were observed. This result indicated(More)
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