Assistant Professor Taeko Naruse

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Immunogenetics: Regulation and diversity of MHC and ligands for NK receptors in immunity and autoimmune diseases, Genome diversity
Masters Programme


Ph. D. ( Osaka City University)
Director for histocompatibility (Japanese society for histocompatibility)

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National Institute of Infectious Disease (Visiting Researcher)


  • Department of Literature Keio University
  • Ph. D. Student of Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine
  • HLA Typing Lab, Japan Red Cross-Hyogo Blood Center
  • Fellow Researcher, Dept. of Molecular Life Science, Tokai University School of Medicine
  • Visiting Researcher, Dept of Pediatrics, Osaka City University School of Medicine
  • Research Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Life Science, Tokai University School of Medicine
  • Postdoctral Fellow, Dept. of Molecular Life Science, Tokai University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Pathophysiology, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Naruse TK, Konishi-Takemura M, Yanagida R, Sharma G, Vajpayee M, Terunuma H, Mehra NK, Kaur G, Kimura A. Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor three domains long cytoplasmic tail 1 gene *007 may modulate disease progression of human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection in the Japanese population. International Journal of Immunogenetics. 2023; 50(2):48-52.
  2. Nii-Trebi NI, Matsuoka S, Kawana-Tachikawa A, Bonney EY, Abana CZ, Ofori SB, Mizutani T, Ishizaka A, Shiino T, Ohashi J, Naruse TK, Kimura A, Kiyono H, Ishikawa K, Ampofo WK, Matano T. Super high-resolution single-molecule sequence-based typing of HLA class I alleles in HIV-1 infected individuals in Ghana. PLoS One. 2022; 17(6):e0269390.
  3. Tanimoto K#, Naruse TK#, Matano T, Kimura A. Development and Evaluation of a Rapid and Cost-Efficient NGS-Based MHC class I Genotyping Method for Macaques by Using a Prevalent Short-Read Sequencer. Immunogenetics 73, 175 – 186, 2021. (#; equal contribution)
  4. Kato S, Shida H, Okamura T, Zhang X, Miura T, Mukai T, Inoue M, Shu T, Naruse TK, Kimura A, Yasutomi Y, Matsuo K. CD8 T Cells Show Protection against Highly Pathogenic Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) after Vaccination with SIV Gene-Expressing BCG Prime and Vaccinia Virus/Sendai Virus Vector Boosts. Journal of Virology. 2021; 95(4):e01718-20.
  5. Naruse TK, Akari H, Matano T, Kimura A. Diversity of ULBP5 in Old-World Monkeys (Cercopithecidae) and Divergence of the ULBP Gene Family in Primates. Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Ser. B, Physical and Biological Sciences. 2018; 94(10):441-453.