Masayo Inagawa-Ogashiwa

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Here, we identified human myogenic progenitor cells coexpressing Pax7, a marker of muscle satellite cells and bone-specific alkaline phosphatase, a marker of osteoblasts, in regenerating muscle. To determine whether human myogenic progenitor cells are able to act as osteoprogenitor cells, we cultured both primary and immortalized progenitor cells derived(More)
Although neuronal and mesenchymal stem cells exhibit multipotentiality, this property has not previously been demonstrated for muscle stem cells. We now show that muscle satellite cells of adult mice are able to differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes and myotubes. Undifferentiated muscle progenitor cells derived from a single satellite cell co-expressed(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that a distinct subpopulation with stem cell-like characteristics in myoblast culture is responsible for new muscle fiber formation after intramuscular transplantation. The identification and isolation of stem-like cells would have significant implications for successful myogenic cell transfer therapy in human muscle(More)
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by demyelination of white matter. The X-ALD gene product adrenoleukodystrophy protein (ALDP) is expressed broadly among various tissues. However, deficiency of functional ALDP exclusively impairs brain, adrenal gland, and testis. Thus, loss of ALDP function is assumed to(More)
Lipidosin is an 80-kDa protein with long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase activity expressed in the brain, adrenal gland, testis, and ovary, which are selectively damaged in X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD). Western blot analysis of the cerebrum and cerebellum revealed a gradual increase in the expression of lipidosin postnatally. Light microscopic(More)
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