Sanggyu Lee

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Palatal development is one of the critical events in craniofacial morphogenesis. During fusion of the palatal shelves, removal of the midline epithelial seam (MES) is a fundamental process for achieving proper morphogenesis of the palate. The reported mechanisms for removing the MES are the processes of apoptosis, migration or general(More)
Teraspanin transmembrane protein, Perp (P53 apoptosis effector related to PMP22), which is found in the plasma membrane as a component of the desmosome, is reported to be involved in the morphogenesis of the epithelium and the enamel formation of the incisor. However, its expression pattern and signaling regulation during molar development have not been(More)
Adenomatosis polyposis coli downregulated 1 (APCDD1), a negative regulator of Wnt signaling, was examined to understand detailed mechanisms underlying Wnt signaling tooth development. In situ hybridization showed that Apcdd1 was expressed in the condensed mesenchyme at the bud stage, and in the inner enamel epithelium (IEE), including enamel knot (EK) at(More)
After palatal fusion, the dorsal and ventral epithelia of the palatal shelf differentiate into the nasal and oral mucosa, respectively. The tissue-specific differentiation of palatal epithelia along the dorsal–ventral axis is regulated by the signaling molecules expressed in the underlying mesenchyme. Thus, as in many other epithelial organs,(More)
In rodents, the circumvallate papilla (CVP), with its underlying minor salivary gland, the von Ebners' gland (VEG), is located on the dorsal surface of the posterior tongue. Detailed morphological processes to form the proper structure of CVP and VEG have not been properly elucidated. In particular, the specific localization patterns of taste buds in CVP(More)
Vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase) is a multi-subunit enzyme that plays an important role in the acidification of a variety of intracellular compartments. ATP6V0C is subunit c of the V(0) domain that forms the proteolipid pore of the enzyme. In the present study, we investigated the neuron-specific expression of atp6v0c2, a novel isoform of the V-ATPase c-subunit,(More)
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes are widely used nanomaterials. Toxic effects of MWCNTs were revealed by various studies, thus prompting concerns about the effects of MWCNTs on human health and the environment. MWCNTs can be aerosolized in ambient air, and absorbed into the body through the respiratory tract. Inhaled MWCNTs can induce harmful effects on the(More)
The circling (cir/cir) mouse is a murine model for human nonsyndromic deafness DFNB6. Transmembrane inner ear (tmie) is the causative gene and its mutation through deletion of a 40-kilobase genomic region including tmie leads to deafness. The function of Tmie is unknown. To better understand the function of Tmie, we focused on the spatiotemporal expression(More)
Grainyhead-like 3 (Grhl3) is a transcription factor involved in epithelial morphogenesis. In the present study, we evaluated the developmental role of Grhl3 in structural formation of the circumvallate papilla (CVP), which undergoes dynamic morphological changes during organogenesis. The specific expression pattern of Grhl3 was examined in the CVP-forming(More)
The spontaneous mutant circling mouse (cir/cir) shows a circling behavior and hearing loss. We produced transgenic mice overexpressing the causative gene, transmembrane inner ear (tmie), for the phenotypic rescue of the circling mouse. Through the continuous breeding with circling mice, the cir/cir homozygous mice carrying the transgene (cir/cir-tg) were(More)
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