Takahiro Tagami

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The CRISPR/Cas9 system is a simple and powerful tool for genome editing in various organisms including livestock animals. However, the system has not been applied to poultry because of the difficulty in accessing their zygotes. Here we report the implementation of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene targeting in chickens. Two egg white genes, ovalbumin and ovomucoid,(More)
Sperm DNA damage affects the conception rate resulting from human assisted reproduction technology. The objective of this study was to adapt the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) assay to provide a quality parameter for bull semen based on the detection of sperm DNA damage. Fresh semen was collected from two(More)
Previously, we identified a point mutation of the T3 receptor (TR) beta gene (R338W) in a patient with pituitary resistance to thyroid hormone (PRTH). The mutation existed in one of two hot spot areas in TRbeta gene where clusters of mutations have been found in subjects with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone (GRTH). Interestingly, R338W induces the(More)
The tau4 domain in the extreme carboxyl (C) terminal region of thyroid hormone receptor (TR) is important to transactivation. We identified three truncated TRbeta1s with 11 (F451X), 13 (E449X) and 16 (C446X) amino acid deletions within this domain in subjects with resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH). F451X and C446X were found in a 6-year-old Japanese girl(More)
Mutations of the thyroid hormone receptor (TR) beta 1 gene have recently been detected in several unrelated families with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone (GRTH). We now report a novel point mutation in the TR beta 1 gene in a case of a Korean-Japanese kindred. The intracellular localization and the amount of TR proteins were considered to be(More)
The Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) is a valuable bird as both an experimental animal, for a wide range of scientific disciplines, and an agricultural animal, for the production of eggs and meat. Cryopreservation of PGCs would be a feasible strategy for the conservation of both male and female fertility cells in Japanese quail. However, the effects of(More)
We identified unusual mutations in the T3 receptor (TR) beta gene in a 6-year-old Japanese girl with generalized resistance to thyroid hormone. Two consecutive base substitutions, T to A and C to A at nucleotide positions 1637 and 1638, respectively, changed the 451st codon coding for Phe(TTC) to stop codon (TAA), resulting in an 11-amino acid(More)
The human acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell line HL-60 differentiates to functionally mature granulocytes by incubation with all-trans-retinoic acid (RA). Since T3 and RA are important in cell differentiation and development, and since their receptors are highly homological, we investigated the T3 effects on RA-induced HL-60 cell differentiation.(More)
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