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Hidetoshi Kitajima

Postdoctoral researcher

Research overview

 I am a postdoctoral researcher of the Mark McCarthy group. My main theme in Oxford is 'Transethnic analysis of large-scale genetic data for Type 2 diabetes'. I have finished a residentcy in internal medicine and obtained my PhD in Japan. My major interests are how genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors influence pathogenesis of diabetes and dyslipidemia.

Selected publications

Ichihara S, Yamamoto K, Asano H, Nakatochi M, Sukegawa M, Ichihara G, Izawa H, Hirashiki A, Takatsu F, Umeda H, Iwase M, Inagaki H, Hirayama H, Sone T, Nishigaki K, Minatoguchi S, Cho MC, Jang Y, Kim HS, Park JE, Tada-Oikawa S, Kitajima H, Matsubara T, Sunagawa K, Shimokawa H, Kimura A, Lee JY, Murohara T, Inoue I, Yokota M. Identification of a glutamic acid repeat polymorphism of ALMS1 as a novel genetic risk marker for early-onset myocardial infarction by genome-wide linkage analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013 Dec;6(6):569-78.

Lee JY, Lee BS, Shin DJ, Woo Park K, Shin YA, Joong Kim K, Heo L, Young Lee J, Kyoung Kim Y, Jin Kim Y, Bum Hong C, Lee SH, Yoon D, Jung Ku H, Oh IY, Kim BJ, Lee J, Park SJ, Kim J, Kawk HK, Lee JE, Park HK, Lee JE, Nam HY, Park HY, Shin C, Yokota M, Asano H, Nakatochi M, Matsubara T, Kitajima H, Yamamoto K, Kim HL, Han BG, Cho MC, Jang Y, Kim HS, Euy Park J, Lee JY. A genome-wide association study of a coronary artery disease risk variant. J Hum Genet. 2013 Mar;58(3):120-6.

Kitajima H, Sonoda M, Yamamoto K. HLA and SNP haplotype mapping in the Japanese population. Genes Immun. 2012 Oct;13(7):543-8..

Takeuchi F, Yokota M, Yamamoto K, Nakashima E, Katsuya T, Asano H, Isono M, Nabika T, Sugiyama T, Fujioka A, Awata N, Ohnaka K, Nakatochi M, Kitajima H, Rakugi H, Nakamura J, Ohkubo T, Imai Y, Shimamoto K, Yamori Y, Yamaguchi S, Kobayashi S, Takayanagi R, Ogihara T, Kato N. Genome-wide association study of coronary artery disease in the Japanese. Eur J Hum Genet. 2012 Mar;20(3):333-40.