Research on the Elucidation of the Mechanism of Phenomenon of Cell Regeneration From Cell Contents and its Application
Green alga,Cell regeneration,Artificial hybrid cell,Membrane fusing agent,Gene transfer method
Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter Department of Molecular Biotechnology
email@example.com Basic Biology、 Chromosome Dynamics
In some green algae, for example, it is known that new cells are naturally regenerated from cell contents such as chloroplasts leaking from damaged cells into seawater and that those new cells grow to mature algae. The distinctive biological phenomenon is believed to be a wound healing phenomenon of the green algae and also a survival strategy for immortality. In our laboratory, we are interested in the molecular mechanism of the phenomenon of cell regeneration from cell contents. We have successfully identified compounds that play a key role in the phenomenon and are now working to completely elucidate the molecular mechanisms.