We are working on mechanisms of pathogenesis of retinal degeneration and glioma with final goal to generate effective therapeutic strategy.

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Prof. Arai, who was involved in establishing the DNAX Institute in the suburbs of San Francisco, where he spent about 15 years cloning cytokines and cytokine receptors, set up origin of our laboratory at IMSUT in 1989. He went on to make elucidation of cytokine receptor signaling and its role in blood cell differentiation and proliferation the central focus of research.
After his retirement, currently, our research focuses on general stem cell mechanisms involved in the development and regeneration of higher level structures in a constituent of the central nervous system, the eye. This research is aimed at elucidating tissue stem cell-specific mechanisms, but the underpinnings of these studies have been the knowledge and techniques of signal transduction and DNA synthesis that the cytokine research nurtured, giving us the tools to unravel the processes by which organs develop and regenerate

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About the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, IMSUT
Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, IMSUT
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Project Division of Molecular and Developmental Biology, Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, IMSUT 4-6-1 Shirokanedai Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8639, Japan TEL 81-3-6409-2342(Office) 81-3-6409-2328(Laboratory) FAX 81-3-6409-2343 moldev(at)ims.u-tokyo.ac.jp

  • Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, IMSUT
  • Research Hoppital, The Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo
  • Institute of Medical Science, the University of Tokyo
  • The University of Tokyo

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