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Genome-wide DNA methylation status of Mongolians exhibits signs of cellular stress response related to their nomadic lifestyle

Vol. 41, Article number: 30 (2022)
Yuta Inaba, Sadahiko Iwamoto and Kazuhiro NakayamaPlain © Kanenori on Pixzabay

Epigenetics is crucial for connecting environmental stresses with physiological responses in humans. Mongolia, where nomadic livestock pastoralism has been the primal livelihood, has a higher prevalence of various chronic diseases than the surrounding East Asian regions, which are more suitable for crop farming. The genes related to dietary stress and pathogenesis of related disorders may have varying epigenetic statuses among the human populations with diverse dietary cultures. Hence, to understand such epigenetic differences, we conducted a comparative analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation of Mongolians and crop-farming East Asians.

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[Featured Review]

How humans adapt to hot climates learned from the recent research on tropical indigenes

Vol. 40 Article number: 27 (2022)
Yutaka Tochihara, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Joo-Young Lee, Titis Wijayanto, Nobuko Hashiguchi & Mohamed Saat

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The purpose of this review was to introduce the project which was intended to compare and examine regional differences in thermal adaptability of tropical indigenes and Japanese at the same laboratory using the same experimental equipment and technique. Authors also investigated cognitive function in heat and whether there were semantic differences in different languages expressing thermal sensation and comfort between tropical and temperate indigenes. 

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Best Reviewer Award

Journal of Physiological Anthropology Best Reviewer Award 2021 is awarded to:

・ Hiromitsu Kobayashi (Ishikawa Prefectural Nursing University, Japan)
・ Kazuhiko Arima (Nagasaki University, Japan)

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Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPA) is the official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology. JPA is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes research on the physiological functions of modern mankind, with an emphasis on the physical and bio-cultural effects on human adaptability to the current environment.
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