Histochemical study of sugar binding protein and transporters in the digestive tract
Hokkaido University
Laboratory of Histology and Cytology, Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University
Toshihiko Iwanaga, Prof
Toshihiko Iwanaga, Prof
English or Japanese
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
In this project, we morphologically investigate the phenotype induced by defect of some genes for the regulatory molecules.
What is the aim of the project?
Using tissue samples from gene-knock out mice and control mice, we prepare the specimens for microscopic observation, and stain with conventional staining and immunohistochemistry to find essential changes in secretory cells.
What techniques and methods are used?
Secretory machinery in neurons and endocrine /exocrine cells is regulated by a chained reaction of ubiquitous and/or cell-specific molecules. Gene-knock out mice are useful to reveal the functional significance of such molecules.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Please ask us
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Short time lecture
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
General histology
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
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