Seiji Takashima

Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu UniversityAssistant Professor*Profile is at the time of the award.

2018Inamori Research GrantsBiology & Life sciences

Research topics
Molecular dissection and suppression of human non-abstractive oligo-spermia
Spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) system consists of SSCs, their niche, and hypothalamic-pituitary (HP) axis that regulate testicular function. Therefore, defect in SSC/niche/HP axis results in spermatogenic failure. Recent epidemiological studies revealed that majority of azoospermia patients were diagnosed as non-obstructive unexplained infertility that are not able to be rescued by artificial insemination. Lack of mutant mouse model hamper the understanding of non-obstructive oligo-/azo-ospermia (NOA) in men.
Our team aims to unveil the mechanism of NOA pathogenesis by the creation and analysis of NOA model animal.

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