Soshiro Kashio

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Regeneration is a fascinating process that allows some organisms to reconstruct damaged tissues. In addition to the classical regeneration model of the Drosophila larval imaginal discs, the genetically induced tissue ablation model has promoted the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying cell death, proliferation, and remodeling for tissue(More)
Regulatory mechanisms for tissue repair and regeneration within damaged tissue have been extensively studied. However, the systemic regulation of tissue repair remains poorly understood. To elucidate tissue nonautonomous control of repair process, it is essential to induce local damage, independent of genetic manipulations in uninjured parts of the body.(More)
Living organisms experience tissue damage from both, the surrounding environment and from inside their bodies. Tissue repair/regeneration is triggered by local tissue injury to restore an injured, or lost, part of the body. Tissue damage results in a series of responses, not only locally but also systemically in distant tissues. In our recent publication,(More)
Genetic ablation of target cells is a powerful tool to study the origins and functions of cells, tissue regeneration, or pathophysiology in a human disease model in vivo. Several methods for selective cell ablation by inducing apoptosis have been established, using exogenous toxins or endogenous proapoptotic genes. However, their application is limited to(More)
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