About the Authors

Saishu Yoshida

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan, Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Property, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute of Reproduction and Endocrinology, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Naoto Nishimura

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Validation, Visualization

Affiliation Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Hideaki Yurino

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation

Affiliation Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

Masaaki Kobayashi

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation

Affiliation Department of Life Science, School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Kotaro Horiguchi

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation

Affiliation Laboratory of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Department of Health Sciences, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan

Kentaro Yano

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation

Affiliation Department of Life Science, School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Shin-ichi Hashimoto

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Validation

Affiliation Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan

Takako Kato

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Organization for the Strategic Coordination of Research and Intellectual Property, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute of Reproduction and Endocrinology, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Yukio Kato

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

yukato@meiji.ac.jp

Affiliations Division of Life Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan, Institute of Reproduction and Endocrinology, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan, Department of Life Science, School of Agriculture, Meiji University, Kanagawa, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.