Tomoyuki Fujiyama

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Climbing fiber (CF) neurons in the inferior olivary nucleus (ION) extend their axons to Purkinje cells, playing a crucial role in regulating cerebellar function. However, little is known about their precise place of birth and developmental molecular machinery. Here, we describe the origin of the CF neuron lineage and the involvement of Ptf1a (pancreatic(More)
The cochlear nucleus (CN), which consists of dorsal and ventral cochlear nuclei (DCN and VCN), plays pivotal roles in processing and relaying auditory information to the brain. Although it contains various types of neurons, the origins of the distinct subtypes and their developmental molecular machinery are still elusive. Here we reveal that two basic(More)
Resident progenitor cells in mammalian skin generate new cells as a part of tissue homeostasis. We sought to identify the progenitors of Merkel cells, a unique skin cell type that plays critical roles in mechanosensation. We found that some Atoh1-expressing cells in the hairy skin and whisker follicles are mitotically active at embryonic and postnatal ages.(More)
Atoh1 function is required for the earliest stages of inner ear hair cell development, which begins during the second week of gestation. Atoh1 expression in developing hair cells continues until early postnatal ages, but the function of this late expression is unknown. To test the role of continued Atoh1 expression in hair cell maturation we conditionally(More)
In the cerebellum, all GABAergic neurons are generated from the Ptf1a-expressing ventricular zone (Ptf1a domain). However, the machinery to produce different types of GABAergic neurons remains elusive. Here we show temporal regulation of distinct GABAergic neuron progenitors in the cerebellum. Within the Ptf1a domain at early stages, we find two(More)
Mix progenitors are short-lived multipotential cells formed as intestinal epithelial stem cells initiate a differentiation program. Clone dynamics indicates that various epithelial cell lineages arise from Mix via a sequence of progressively restricted progenitor states. Lateral inhibitory Notch signaling between the daughters of Mix (DOM) is thought to(More)
Maintaining constant CO2 and H(+) concentrations in the arterial blood is critical for life. The principal mechanism through which this is achieved in mammals is the respiratory chemoreflex whose circuitry is still elusive. A candidate element of this circuitry is the retrotrapezoid nucleus (RTN), a collection of neurons at the ventral medullary surface(More)
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