Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology
Received: 1 August 2016
Accepted: 30 August 2016
First Online: 3 October 2016
Compliance with ethical standards
: Animal experiments were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (approval nos. 12702-0, 24-010-11).
: K. I. and M.S.H.K. designed the study, conducted experiments, and wrote the manuscript. K. I. and M.M. performed experiments. T.A., H.K., N.C., M.S., S.S., and S.B.H.K. contributed to data acquisition.
: M.S.H.K. is a co-founder of Elixirgen, LLC, which promotes clinical application of human ZSCAN4.