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IWATANI Yoshinori


Genome-Based Diagnostics for Preventive Medical Care, Laboratory Medicine, Endocrinology (Thyroid), Immunology (Autoimmune Disease), Twin Research

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  • 1994.04.01 - 2003.03.31, Faculty of Medicine, Professor

  • 2003.04.01 - , Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Professor

  • 2009.04.01 - , Center for Twin Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Professor

  • 2013.04.01 - , Support Center for Campus Life

  • 2014.04.01 - 2016.03.31, Osaka University

  • 2015.04.01 - , Center for Twin Research, Graduate School of Medicine

  • 2015.04.01 - , Support Center for Campus Life

  • 2016.04.01 - , Osaka University

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Kyushu University Faculty of Medicine  Graduated Bachelor of Medicine 1979.03
Osaka University Graduate School, Division of Medicine  Completed 1983.03

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Physician of Osaka Seamen's Insurance Hospital 1983.04 - 1983.10
Research Associate of Osaka University 1983.11 - 1989.03
Assistant Professor of Osaka University 1989.04 - 1993.03
Associate Professor of Osaka University 1993.04 - 1994.03
Professor of Osaka University 1994.04 - 2003.03
Professor of Osaka University Graduate School 2003.04 -
Presidential Assistant 2014.04 - 2016.03
Executive adviser to the president 2016.04 -

Research topics 【 display / non-display

  • Genome-Based Diagnostics for Preventive Medical Care, Twin Research, Autoimmune Disease, Thyroid, Laboratory Medicine, Gene polymorphism, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP), Epigenetics
    Oral pathobiological science-related

  • 1. Genome-Based Diagnostics for Preventive Medical Care
    2. Clinical Immunology (Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Disease)
    3. Clinical Endocrinology (Prevention of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease)
    Oral pathobiological science-related

Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • The Functional Food Consultant Certification Institute

  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry

  • The Endocrine Society (USA)

  • The American Thyroid Association


Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Frequency-specific genetic influence on inferior parietal lobule activation commonly observed during action observation and execution, Araki T., Onishi M., Yanagisawa T., Hirata M., Watanabe Y., Ogata S., Hayakawa K., Honda C., Watanabe M., Iwatani Y., Yorifuji S., Scientific Reports,(in press), 2018.01, Papers

  • Polymorphisms and expression of genes encoding ARGONAUTES 1 and 2 in autoimmune thyroid diseases , Ena Tokiyoshi, Mikio Watanabe, Naoya Inoue, Yoh Hidaka, Yoshinori Iwatani, Autoimmunity,(in press), 2018.01, Papers

  • Genotype-based epigenetic differences in monozygotic twins discordant for positive anti-thyroglobulin autoantibodies, Watanabe, M., Takenaka, Y., Honda, C., Osaka Twin research Group, Iwatani, Y., Thyroid,(in press), 2017.12, Papers

  • Education in twins and their parents across birth cohorts over 100 years: an individual-level pooled analysis of 42 twin cohorts., Silventoinen, K. Jelenkovic, A., Latvala, A., Sund, R., Yokoyama, Y., Ullemar, V., Almqvist, C., Derom, C.A., Vlietinck, R.F., Loos, R.JF., Kandler, C., Honda, C., Inui, F., Iwatani, Y., Watanabe, M., et al., Twin Research and Humman Genetics,(in press), 2017.10, Papers

  • Association of the polymorphisms in the gene encoding thyroglobulin with the development and prognosis of autoimmune thyroid disease, Tomoyo Mizuma, Mikio Watanabe, Naoya Inoue, Yuya Arakawa, Saki Tomari, Yoh Hidaka, Yoshinori Iwatani, Autoimmunity,50(6) 386-392, 2017.09, Papers

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Textbook, Autoimmune Endocrinopathies, Chapter 1: Normal Mechanisms for Self-Tolerance, Yoshinori Iwatani, Mikio Watanabe, Humana Press Inc., 1999.01

Patents / Utility models / Designs 【 display / non-display

  • Japan, The Method and the Kit for Prognostification of Autoimmune thyroiditis., Taro Furuta, Naoko Yamamoto, Yoshinori Iwatani, Mikio Watanabe, P2000-293184(Registration), 2000.09