Emi K Nishimura
Affiliation: Tokyo Medical and Dental University
- Key roles for transforming growth factor beta in melanocyte stem cell maintenanceEmi K Nishimura
Department of Stem Cell Biology, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 2 3 10 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo 101 0062, Japan
Cell Stem Cell 6:130-40. 2010..These data demonstrate that the TGF-beta signaling pathway is one of the key niche factors that regulate melanocyte stem cell immaturity and quiescence...
- Melanocyte stem cells: a melanocyte reservoir in hair follicles for hair and skin pigmentationEmi K Nishimura
Department of Stem Cell Biology, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, Japan
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res 24:401-10. 2011..This review focuses on the identification of MelSCs and their characteristics and explains the importance of the MelSC population in the mechanisms of hair pigmentation, hair greying, and skin repigmentation...
- A stem cell-derived gene (Sddr) negatively regulates differentiation of embryonic stem cellsMiwako Miura
Department of Stem Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medical Science, Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
Int J Dev Biol 54:33-9. 2010..These results suggest that although it is dispensable for ES cell self-renewal, Sddr is a negative regulator of ES cell differentiation...