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. Tanimoto, K#.; Naruse, T.K#.; 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)
  2. Kato, S.; Shida, H.; Okamura, T.; Zhang, X.; Miura, T.; Mukai, T.; Inoue, M.; Shu, T.; Naruse, T.K.; 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. J. Virol.95, e01718-20,2020.
  3.  An, J.; Naruse, T.K.; Hinohara, K.; Soejima, Y.; Sawabe, M.; Nakagawa, Y.; Kuwahara, K.; Kimura, A. MRTF-A Regulates Proliferation and Survival Properties of pro-Atherogenic Macrophages. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., 133, 26–35, 2019.
  4. Naruse, T.K.; Akari, H.; Matano, T.; Kimura, A. Diversity of ULBP5 in Old-World Monkeys (Cercopithecidae) and Divergence of the ULBP Gene Family in Primates. Proc. Japan Acad. Ser. B Phys. Biol. Sci. 2018, 94, 441–453, 2018.
  5. Terao, C.; Yoshifuji, H.; Matsumura, T.; Naruse, T.K.; Ishii, T.; Nakaoka, Y.; Kirino, Y.; Matsuo, K.; Origuchi, T.; Shimizu, M.; Maejima, Y.; Amiya, E.; Tamura, N.; Kawaguchi, T.; Takahashi, M.; Setoh, K.; Ohmura, K.; Watanabe, R.; Horita, T.; Atsumi, T.; Matsukura, M.; Miyata T.; Kochi, Y.; Suda, T.; Tanemoto, K.; Meguro, A.; Okada, Y.; Ogimoto, A.; Yamamoto, M.; Takahashi, H.; Nakayamada, S.; Saito, K.; Kuwana, M.; Mizuki, N.; Tabara, Y.; Ueda. A.; Komuro, I.; Kimura, A.; Isobe, M.; Mimori, T.; Matsuda, F. Genetic Determinants and an Epistasis of LILRA3 and HLA-B*52 in Takayasu Arteritis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A, 115, 13045–13050, 2018.