Yasuo M Sugino

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The cellular and molecular features of multipotent epithelial cells during regeneration and asexual reproduction in colonial tunicates are described in the present study. The epicardium has been regarded as the endodermal tissue-forming epithelium in the order Enterogona, because only body fragments having the epicardium exhibit the regenerative potential.(More)
Body muscle-cell differentiation was ultrastructurally examined in palleal buds of the colonial tunicate Symplegma reptans. Undifferentiated coelomic cells accumulate near the primordial oral siphon and associate with the basal lamina beneath the epidermis. They initially display the characteristics of hemoblast cells that have a large nucleus with a(More)
Cell adhesion during budding of tunicates is reviewed from the viewpoints of histology, cytology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Two kinds of multipotent cells play important roles in bud formation and development: epithelial cells, such as the atrial epithelium of botryllids and polystyelids, and mesenchymal cells, referred to as haemoblasts.(More)
We have examined immunocytochemically the expression, localization and in vivo function of a calcium-dependent and galactose-binding 14 x 10(3) Mr lectin purified from the budding tunicate, Polyandrocarpa misakiensis. Lectin granules first appeared in the inner epithelium of a double-walled bud vesicle. Soon after the bud entered the developmental phase,(More)
The cDNA encoding lipocortin-like 39 kDa protein in guinea pig neutrophils was cloned into a yeast expression vector and the constructed plasmid was introduced into a yeast. The gene was expressed in an eukaryotic cell, yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the recombinant protein was purified and characterized. The purified protein was identical with the(More)
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