|Interview with CDB Director, Masatoshi Takeichi
September 13, 2004 - A biographical interview with Masatoshi Takeichi, Director of
the RIKEN Kobe Institute and Center for Developmental Biology (RIKEN CDB; Kobe, Japan), and head
of the Laboratory for Cell Recognition and Tissue
Patterning, is featured in the International
Journal of Developmental Biology special issue, " Invasion
in Cancer & Embryonic Development " published earlier this month. The issue focuses on
certain migratory behaviors of cells in physiological and pathological processes, behaviors which
rely in large part on the function of adhesion molecules.
The editors of the issue recognize Dr. Takeichi for his identification and characterization
of the cadherin family of molecules, which they write "provides a striking example of the relationship
between embryonic development and cancer invasion."
The full text of the 10-page interview with Dr. Takeichi is available free of charge at http://www.ijdb.ehu.es/ijdb200448056/ft387.pdf through
an open access publishing agreement with IJDB.