Yoshiharu Kon

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We found a new X-linked dominant mouse mutation. This mouse has the same phenotype as Td, which exhibits hyperkeratotic skin, reduced viability in affected females, a tendency to be smaller, lighter weight than the normal sibs during weaning age, and prenatal lethality in affected males. To map the locus, we tested 267 progeny from an intraspecific(More)
The kidney is a nonregenerative organ composed of numerous functional nephrons and collecting ducts (CDs). Glomerular and tubulointerstitial damages decrease the number of functional nephrons and cause anatomical and physiological alterations resulting in renal dysfunction. It has recently been reported that nephron constituent cells are dropped into the(More)
Mammals produce sperm or oocytes depending on their sex; however, newborn MRL/MpJ (MRL) male mice produce oocytes within their testes. We previously reported that one of the genes responsible for this phenotype is present on the MRL-type Y chromosome (Y MRL ), and that multiple genes, probably autosomal, are also required for the development of this(More)
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