Takashi Kitano

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Affiliation: Ibaraki University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint No Distinction of Orthology/Paralogy between Human and Chimpanzee Rh Blood Group Genes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan Present address Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan
    Genome Biol Evol 8:519-27. 2016
  2. doi request reprint The functional A allele was resurrected via recombination in the human ABO blood group gene
    Takashi Kitano
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 29:1791-6. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution of two Rh blood group-related genes of the amphioxus species Branchiostoma floridae
    Takashi Kitano
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University
    Genes Genet Syst 85:121-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Relic of ancient recombinations in gibbon ABO blood group genes deciphered through phylogenetic network analysis
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Yata, Mishima, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 51:465-71. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Mosaic genealogy of the Mus musculus genome revealed by 21 nuclear genes from its three subspecies
    Yu Hua Liu
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 83:77-88. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary conservation of 5' upstream sequence of nine genes between human and great apes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics Mishima, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 80:225-32. 2005
  7. doi request reprint The PNarec method for detection of ancient recombinations through phylogenetic network analysis
    Naruya Saitou
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima 411 8540, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:507-14. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of the oxytocin-oxytocin receptor system in eutherians
    Kaoru Yamashita
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi 316 8511, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 67:520-8. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Phylogenetic positions of RH blood group-related genes in cyclostomes
    Akinori Suzuki
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, 4 12 1 Nakanarusawa cho Hitachi 316 8511, Japan
    Gene 543:22-7. 2014
  10. ncbi request reprint Human-specific amino acid changes found in 103 protein-coding genes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 21:936-44. 2004

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Publications11

  1. doi request reprint No Distinction of Orthology/Paralogy between Human and Chimpanzee Rh Blood Group Genes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan Present address Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan
    Genome Biol Evol 8:519-27. 2016
    ..The results suggest that rearrangements and gene conversions frequently occurred between these genes and that the classic orthology/paralogy dichotomy no longer holds between human and chimpanzee Rh blood group genes. ..
  2. doi request reprint The functional A allele was resurrected via recombination in the human ABO blood group gene
    Takashi Kitano
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 29:1791-6. 2012
    ..The result indicated that the A allele, possibly once extinct in the human lineage a long time ago, was resurrected by a recombination between B and O alleles less than 300,000 years ago...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evolution of two Rh blood group-related genes of the amphioxus species Branchiostoma floridae
    Takashi Kitano
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University
    Genes Genet Syst 85:121-7. 2010
    ..500 million years ago. It is likely that the four Rh family genes in vertebrates emerged by gene duplications in the common ancestor of vertebrates, and functional differentiation has occurred after the first gene duplication...
  4. doi request reprint Relic of ancient recombinations in gibbon ABO blood group genes deciphered through phylogenetic network analysis
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Yata, Mishima, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 51:465-71. 2009
    ..This establishes the coexistence of divergent allelic lineages of the ABO blood group gene for a long period in the ancestral gibbon species, and strengthens the non-neutral evolution for this gene...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mosaic genealogy of the Mus musculus genome revealed by 21 nuclear genes from its three subspecies
    Yu Hua Liu
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 83:77-88. 2008
    ..Gene genealogies of Fut4 and Dfy loci also suggested existence of the gene flow between M. musculus and M. spicilegus or other distant species...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary conservation of 5' upstream sequence of nine genes between human and great apes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics Mishima, Japan
    Genes Genet Syst 80:225-32. 2005
    ..17-1.76 x 10(-9)) of nucleotide substitutions for the corresponding 5' upstream regions in rodents (mouse/rat comparison). Thus the primate rate was lower than rodent rate also for the 5' upstream regions...
  7. doi request reprint The PNarec method for detection of ancient recombinations through phylogenetic network analysis
    Naruya Saitou
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima 411 8540, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 66:507-14. 2013
    ..2009. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 51, 465-471]. We present applications of this method, now named as "PNarec", to various virus sequences as well as HLA genes...
  8. doi request reprint Molecular evolution of the oxytocin-oxytocin receptor system in eutherians
    Kaoru Yamashita
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi 316 8511, Japan
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 67:520-8. 2013
    ..Since the OXT-OXTR system plays an important role in eutherians, the evolution of the OXT-OXTR system was probably an essential component of the genesis of the eutherian signature...
  9. doi request reprint Phylogenetic positions of RH blood group-related genes in cyclostomes
    Akinori Suzuki
    Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering, College of Engineering, Ibaraki University, 4 12 1 Nakanarusawa cho Hitachi 316 8511, Japan
    Gene 543:22-7. 2014
    ..In contrast, the clear phylogenetic position of the RHBG-like gene could not be obtained. Probably some convergent events for cyclostome RHBG-like genes prevented the accurate identification of their phylogenetic positions. ..
  10. ncbi request reprint Human-specific amino acid changes found in 103 protein-coding genes
    Takashi Kitano
    Division of Population Genetics, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 21:936-44. 2004
    ..These results suggest that a small proportion of protein-coding genes started to evolve differently in the human lineage after it diverged from the ape lineage...