Affiliation: Graduate University for Advanced Studies
- Frequent segmental sequence exchanges and rapid gene duplication characterize the MHC class I genes in lemursYasuhiro Go
Department of Biosystems Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI, Hayama, 240 0193 Kanagawa, Japan
Immunogenetics 55:450-61. 2003..Consequently, the gene conversion model for explaining the generation of the MHC diversity among different loci can be thought to play more important roles in the evolution of lemur MHC class I genes than in that of HLA genes...
- Characterization and evolution of major histocompatibility complex class II genes in the aye-aye, Daubentonia madagascariensisYasuhiro Go
Department of Biosystems Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240 0193, Japan
Primates 46:135-9. 2005..In light of Mhc gene evolution, trans-species and allelic polymorphisms can be estimated to have been retained for more than 50 Ma (million years) based on the time scale of lemur evolution...
- Lineage-specific loss of function of bitter taste receptor genes in humans and nonhuman primatesYasuhiro Go
Department of Biosystems Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies SOKENDAI, Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
Genetics 170:313-26. 2005....
- Proceedings of the SMBE Tri-National Young Investigators' Workshop 2005. Lineage-specific expansions and contractions of the bitter taste receptor gene repertoire in vertebratesYasuhiro Go
Department of Biosystems Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies Sokendai, Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan
Mol Biol Evol 23:964-72. 2006..These dramatic changes in the repertoire size might reflect the daily intake of foods from an external environment as a driving force of evolution...
- Biological implication for loss of function at major histocompatibility complex lociHiromi Sawai
Department of Biosystems Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa, 240 0193, Japan
Immunogenetics 60:295-302. 2008..Taken together, these results show that MHC molecules have optimal numbers of functional loci, and these numbers are regulated by the advantageous pseudogenization of duplicated copies...
- Mhc-DRB genes evolution in lemursYasuhiro Go
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Inuyama, Aichi 484 8506, Japan
Immunogenetics 54:403-17. 2002..These observations correspond with the postulation that a severe bottleneck occurred when the ancestors of lemurs settled into Madagascar from the African continent...
- Similar numbers but different repertoires of olfactory receptor genes in humans and chimpanzeesYasuhiro Go
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA
Mol Biol Evol 25:1897-907. 2008..This difference might be responsible for the species-specific ability of odor perception...
- Body mass of wild ring-tailed lemurs in Berenty Reserve, Madagascar, with reference to tick infestation: a preliminary analysisNaoki Koyama
The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Primates 49:9-15. 2008..In three groups moderately infested with ticks, ticks infested adult males and subadults more heavily than adult females, juveniles, and infants...