Dr.

Masatoshi Takeichi

RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology
Area
Biological Sciences
Specialty
Cellular and Developmental Biology
Member Since
2004
International Honorary Member
Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, and Team Leader in RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology. Discovered that cell-cell adhesion is mediated by cadherins, transmembrane proteins that mediate the homotypic binding between neighboring cells. Demonstrated that a code exists such that cells with like cadherins attach to each other.
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