Osamu Takeneka

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Melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), a G-coupled seven-transmembrane receptor protein, plays a key role in the regulation of melanin synthesis in mammals. Sequence variation of the MC1R gene (MC1R) has been associated with pigmentation phenotypes in humans and in several animal species. The macaques (genus Macaca) are known to show a marked inter-specific(More)
Agouti is a common pigmentation phenotype in mammals including primates. Mutations in the agouti signaling protein gene (ASIP) are known to result in non-agouti black hairs in laboratory mice. It is still unclear whether sequence variation in ASIP is linked with the agouti/non-agouti phenotypes in macaques (Genus Macaca). To address this issue, we have(More)
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