About the Authors

Fumiaki Itoi, Mikiko Tokoro, Yukari Terashita, Teruhiko Wakayama
Laboratory for Genomic Reprogramming, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan

Fumiaki Itoi, Mikiko Tokoro, Noritaka Fukunaga, Yoshimasa Asada
The Asada Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Asada Ladies Clinic, Kasugai, Japan

Yukari Terashita
Laboratory of Animal Reproduction, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Kazuo Yamagata
Center for Genetic Analysis of Biological Responses, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Japan

Teruhiko Wakayama
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Yamanashi, Yamanashi, Japan, Kofu, Japan

Corresponding Author

teru@cdb.riken.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TW FI KY YA. Performed the experiments: FI MT YT. Analyzed the data: FI NF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TW. Wrote the paper: TW FI.