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Kenichi Horisawa Last modified date:2021.10.04

Associate Professor / Division of Organogenesis and Regeneration / Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology / Medical Institute of Bioregulation

1. Kenichi Horisawa, Atsushi Suzuki, Direct cell-fate conversion of somatic cells: Toward regenerative medicine and industries, Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Ser. B, Physical and Biological Sciences,, 2020.04, Cells of multicellular organisms have diverse characteristics despite having the same genetic identity. The distinctive phenotype of each cell is determined by molecular mechanisms such as epigenetic changes that occur throughout the lifetime of an individual. Recently, technologies that enable modification of the fate of somatic cells have been developed, and the number of studies using these technologies has increased drastically in the last decade. Various cell types, including neuronal cells, cardiomyocytes, and hepatocytes, have been generated using these technologies. Although most direct reprogramming methods employ forced transduction of a defined sets of transcription factors to reprogram cells in a manner similar to induced pluripotent cell technology, many other strategies, such as methods utilizing chemical compounds and microRNAs to change the fate of somatic cells, have also been developed. In this review, we summarize transcription factor-based reprogramming and various other reprogramming methods. Additionally, we describe the various industrial applications of direct reprogramming technologies..
2. Horisawa Kenichi, Atsushi SUZUKI, Cell-Based Regenerative Therapy for Liver Disease, Innovative Medicine Basic Research and Development, Springer, 2015.10.
3. 堀澤 健一, Specific and quantitative labeling of biomolecules using click chemistry., Front Physiol., 2014.11.
4. Horisawa Kenichi, Takao Imai, Hideyuki Okano, Hiroshi Yanagawa, The Musashi family RNA-binding proteins in stem cells, Biomolecular Concepts, 2010.03.