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The Zinc Transporter SLC39A13/ZIP13 Is Required for Connective Tissue Development; Its Involvement in BMP/TGF-β Signaling Pathways

  • Toshiyuki Fukada equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Toshiyuki Fukada, Natacha Civic, Tatsuya Furuichi

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Cytokine Signaling, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Department of Allergy and Immunology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Natacha Civic equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Toshiyuki Fukada, Natacha Civic, Tatsuya Furuichi

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Tatsuya Furuichi equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Toshiyuki Fukada, Natacha Civic, Tatsuya Furuichi

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bone and Joint Diseases, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Shinji Shimoda,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy-1, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Kenji Mishima,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Hiroyuki Higashiyama,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Yayoi Idaira,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Yoshinobu Asada,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Hiroshi Kitamura,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Immunogenomics, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Satoru Yamasaki,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Cytokine Signaling, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Shintaro Hojyo,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Cytokine Signaling, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Department of Allergy and Immunology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Manabu Nakayama,

    Affiliation: Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Laboratory of Genome Technology, Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan

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  • Osamu Ohara,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Immunogenomics, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Laboratory of Genome Technology, Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan

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  • Haruhiko Koseki,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Developmental Genetics, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Heloisa G. dos Santos,

    Affiliation: Serviço de Genética Médica, Hospital S. Maria, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Luisa Bonafe,

    Affiliation: Division of Molecular Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Russia Ha-Vinh,

    Affiliation: Division of Molecular Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Andreas Zankl,

    Affiliation: Division of Molecular Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Sheila Unger,

    Affiliations: Division of Molecular Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Marius E. Kraenzlin,

    Affiliation: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Jacques S. Beckmann,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, Service of Medical Genetics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Ichiro Saito,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Carlo Rivolta,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

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  • Shiro Ikegawa,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Bone and Joint Diseases, Center for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Andrea Superti-Furga mail,

    asuperti@uniklinik-freiburg.de (AS-F); hirano@molonc.med.osaka-u.ac.jp (TH)

    Affiliations: Division of Molecular Pediatrics, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

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  • Toshio Hirano mail

    asuperti@uniklinik-freiburg.de (AS-F); hirano@molonc.med.osaka-u.ac.jp (TH)

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Cytokine Signaling, RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology, Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan, Laboratory of Developmental Immunology and the CREST Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Graduate School of Medicine, and WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Published: November 05, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003642

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