Laboratory of Animal Genetics & Reproduction

Investigate molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of animal reproduction


  • NameE-mail Address
  • Position
  • Degree
  • TAKAHASHI Masashi
  • Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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  • KAWAHARA Manabu
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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  • BAI Hanako
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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Selected Publications

  1. Sakatani M, Yamanaka K, Balboula AZ, Takenouchi N, Takahashi M, Heat shock of bovine oocytes during in vitro fertilization decreases fertilization success by disrupting anti-polyspermy systems. Mol Repod Dev. 2014 Dec 2. doi: 10.1002/mrd.22441.
  2. Yamazaki W, Takahashi M, Kawahara M. Restricted development of mouse triploid fetuses with disorganized expression of imprinted genes.  16:1-11, 2014.
  3. Balboula AZ, Yamanaka K, Sakatani M, Kawahara M, Hegab AO, Zaabel SM, Takahashi M, Cathepsin B activity has a crucial role in the developmental competence of bovine cumulus–oocyte complexes exposed to heat shock during in vitro maturation. Reproduction. 146:407-417, 2013.
  4. Nagatomo H, Kagawa S, Kishi Y, Takuma T, Sada A, Yamanaka KI, Abe Y, Wada Y, Takahashi M, Kono T, Kawahara M. Transcriptional wiring for establishing cell lineage specification at the blastocyst stage in cattle.  Biology of Reproduction. 88:158, 1-10. 2013.
  5. Aono A, Nagatomo H, Takuma T, Nonaka R, Ono Y, Wada Y, Abe Y, Takahashi M, Watanabe T, Kawahara M. Dynamics of intracellular phospholipid membrane organization during oocyte maturation and successful vitrification of immature oocytes retrieved by ovum pick-up in cattle.  Theriogenology, 79: 1146-1152, 2013.

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