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Genome-wide association of IL28B with response to pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin therapy for chronic hepatitis C
The recommended treatment for patients with chronic hepatitis C, pegylated interferon-α (PEG-IFN-α) plus ribavirin (RBV), does not provide sustained virologic response (SVR) in all patients. WeExpand
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Variants in KCNQ1 are associated with susceptibility to type 2 diabetes mellitus
We carried out a multistage genome-wide association study of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Japanese individuals, with a total of 1,612 cases and 1,424 controls and 100,000 SNPs. The most significantExpand
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Transcriptional regulation of endochondral ossification by HIF-2α during skeletal growth and osteoarthritis development
Chondrocyte hypertrophy followed by cartilage matrix degradation and vascular invasion, characterized by expression of type X collagen (COL10A1), matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) and vascularExpand
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Fcgamma receptor gene polymorphisms in Japanese patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: contribution of FCGR2B to genetic susceptibility.
OBJECTIVE Human low-affinity Fcgamma receptors (FcgammaR) constitute a clustered gene family located on chromosome 1q23, that consists of FcgammaRIIA, IIB, IIC, IIIA, and IIIB genes. FcgammaRIIB isExpand
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Association of the oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene polymorphisms with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Japanese population
The oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene, which is located on chromosome 3p25.3, has been implicated as a candidate gene for susceptibility of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Positive associations betweenExpand
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Genetic origins of the Ainu inferred from combined DNA analyses of maternal and paternal lineages
AbstractThe Ainu, a minority ethnic group from the northernmost island of Japan, was investigated for DNA polymorphisms both from maternal (mitochondrial DNA) and paternal (Y chromosome) lineagesExpand
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A scan for genetic determinants of human hair morphology: EDAR is associated with Asian hair thickness.
Hair morphology is one of the most differentiated traits among human populations. However, genetic backgrounds of hair morphological differences among populations have not been clarified yet. InExpand
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SORL1 Is Genetically Associated with Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease in Japanese, Koreans and Caucasians
To discover susceptibility genes of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), we conducted a 3-stage genome-wide association study (GWAS) using three populations: Japanese from the Japanese GeneticExpand
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Extended linkage disequilibrium surrounding the hemoglobin E variant due to malarial selection.
The hemoglobin E variant (HbE; ( beta )26Glu-->Lys) is concentrated in parts of Southeast Asia where malaria is endemic, and HbE carrier status has been shown to confer some protection againstExpand
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Association of Fcgamma receptor IIb and IIIb polymorphisms with susceptibility to systemic lupus erythematosus in Thais.
We recently reported association of a newly identified polymorphism of Fcgamma receptor (FcgammaR) IIb, I232T, with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Japanese. To date, information on FcgammaRExpand
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