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Researcher Profile - Branko Aleksic

First Name:Branko
Last Name:Aleksic
Advanced Degrees:MD, PhD
Affiliation:Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine
Department:Department of Psychiatry
Street Address 1:Showa-ku
Street Address 2:Tsurumai cho 65
Email Address:
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Member reports no financial or other potential conflicts of interest. [Last Modified: 13 April 2009]
Clinical Interests:
Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder
Research Focus:
DNA microrrays, Glia/myelin, Brain imaging, Proteomics
Work Sector(s):
Research institute, University, Medical hospital
Web Sites:
Top Papers
1: Aleksic B, Ikeda M, Ishihara R, Saito S, Inada T, Iwata N, Ozaki N.
No association between the oligodendrocyte-related gene PLP1 and schizophrenia in
the Japanese population.
J Hum Genet. 2008;53(9):863-6. Epub 2008 Jul 5.
PMID: 18604471 [PubMed - in process]

2: Ito Y, Nakamura Y, Takahashi N, Saito S, Aleksic B, Iwata N, Inada T, Ozaki N.
A genetic association study of the FXYD domain containing ion transport regulator
6 (FXYD6) gene, encoding phosphohippolin, in susceptibility to schizophrenia in a
Japanese population.
Neurosci Lett. 2008 Jun 13;438(1):70-5. Epub 2008 Apr 9.
PMID: 18455306 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3: Saito S, Takahashi N, Maeno N, Ito Y, Aleksic B, Usui H, Iidaka T, Inada T,
Ozaki N.
An association study of tachykinin receptor 3 gene with schizophrenia in the
Japanese population.
Neuroreport. 2008 Mar 5;19(4):471-3.
PMID: 18287949 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

4: Ikeda M, Takahashi N, Saito S, Aleksic B, Watanabe Y, Nunokawa A, Yamanouchi
Y, Kitajima T, Kinoshita Y, Kishi T, Kawashima K, Hashimoto R, Ujike H, Inada T,
Someya T, Takeda M, Ozaki N, Iwata N.
Failure to replicate the association between NRG1 and schizophrenia using
Japanese large sample.
Schizophr Res. 2008 Apr;101(1-3):1-8. Epub 2008 Feb 20.
PMID: 18282690 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5: Yoshimi A, Takahashi N, Saito S, Ito Y, Aleksic B, Usui H, Kawamura Y, Waki Y,
Yoshikawa T, Kato T, Iwata N, Inada T, Noda Y, Ozaki N.
Genetic analysis of the gene coding for DARPP-32 (PPP1R1B) in Japanese patients
with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.
Schizophr Res. 2008 Mar;100(1-3):334-41. Epub 2007 Dec 11.
PMID: 18055181 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

6: Maeno N, Takahashi N, Saito S, Ji X, Ishihara R, Aoyama N, Branko A, Miura H,
Ikeda M, Suzuki T, Kitajima T, Yamanouchi Y, Kinoshita Y, Iwata N, Inada T, Ozaki
Association of SOX10 with schizophrenia in the Japanese population.
Psychiatr Genet. 2007 Aug;17(4):227-31.
PMID: 17621166 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

7: Maeno N, Takahashi N, Saito S, Ji X, Branko A, Ishihara R, Yoshida K, Inada T,
Iidaka T, Ozaki N.
Association study between the transferrin gene and schizophrenia in the Japanese
Neuroreport. 2007 Mar 26;18(5):517-20.
PMID: 17496814 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

8: Aleksic B, Ishihara R, Takahashi N, Maeno N, Ji X, Saito S, Inada T, Ozaki N.
Gap junction coding genes and schizophrenia: a genetic association study.
J Hum Genet. 2007;52(6):498-501. Epub 2007 Apr 11.
PMID: 17427027 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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