About the Authors

Takashi Nakasuji

Affiliations Comprehensive Reproductive Medicine, Regulation of Internal Environment and Reproduction, Systemic Organ Regulation, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Systems BioMedicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Narumi Ogonuki

Affiliation RIKEN BioResource Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Tomoki Chiba

Affiliation Department of Systems BioMedicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Tomomi Kato

Affiliation Department of Systems BioMedicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Kumiko Shiozawa

Affiliation Division of Rare Cancer Research, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

Kenji Yamatoya

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Biology, National Center for Child Health and Development, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Hiromitsu Tanaka

Affiliation Molecular Biology Division, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

Tadashi Kondo

Affiliation Division of Rare Cancer Research, National Cancer Center Research Institute, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan

Kenji Miyado

Affiliation Department of Reproductive Biology, National Center for Child Health and Development, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Naoyuki Miyasaka

Affiliation Comprehensive Reproductive Medicine, Regulation of Internal Environment and Reproduction, Systemic Organ Regulation, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Toshiro Kubota

Affiliation Comprehensive Reproductive Medicine, Regulation of Internal Environment and Reproduction, Systemic Organ Regulation, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Atsuo Ogura

Affiliation RIKEN BioResource Center, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Hiroshi Asahara

asahara@scripps.edu

Affiliations Department of Systems BioMedicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: TN TC HA. Funding acquisition: HA. Investigation: TN TC TKa KS TKo HT NO AO NM. Methodology: TN TC HA KY KM HT NO AO. Project administration: HA. Supervision: AO HA. Writing – original draft: TN TC HA. Writing – review & editing: KY KM HT NM TKu NO AO.