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Arthur Ko

Arthur Ko

Home Area: Cell and Developmental Biology
Mentor: Paivi Pajukanta
Research project:

His current research focuses integration of genomics, transcriptomics and functional approaches to understand cardiovascular disease pathogenesis in admixed populations.

Publications:

Genetic Regulation of Adipose Gene Expression and Cardio-Metabolic Traits. Civelek M, Wu Y, Pan C, Raulerson CK, Ko A, He A, Tilford C, Saleem NK, Stančáková A, Scott LJ, Fuchsberger C, Stringham HM, Jackson AU, Narisu N, Chines PS, Small KS, Kuusisto J, Parks BW, Pajukanta P, Kirchgessner T, Collins FS, Gargalovic PS, Boehnke M, Laakso M, Mohlke KL, Lusis AJ. Am J Hum Genet. 2017 Mar 2;100(3):428-443. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.01.027.

Molecular Characterization of the Lipid Genome-Wide Association Study Signal on Chromosome 18q11.2 Implicates HNF4A-Mediated Regulation of the TMEM241 Gene. Rodríguez A, Gonzalez L, Ko A, Alvarez M, Miao Z, Bhagat Y, Nikkola E, Cruz-Bautista I, Arellano-Campos O, Muñoz-Hernández LL, Ordóñez-Sánchez ML, Rodriguez-Guillen R, Mohlke KL, Laakso M, Tusie-Luna T, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Pajukanta P. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Jul;36(7):1350-5. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.116.307182. Epub 2016 May 19.

Integrative approaches for large-scale transcriptome-wide association studies. Gusev A, Ko A, Shi H, Bhatia G, Chung W, Penninx BW, Jansen R, de Geus EJ, Boomsma DI, Wright FA, Sullivan PF, Nikkola E, Alvarez M, Civelek M, Lusis AJ, Lehtimäki T, Raitoharju E, Kähönen M, Seppälä I, Raitakari OT, Kuusisto J, Laakso M, Price AL, Pajukanta P, Pasaniuc B. Nat Genet. 2016 Mar;48(3):245-52. doi: 10.1038/ng.3506. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Remote Ischemic Conditioning Alters Methylation and Expression of Cell Cycle Genes in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Nikkola E, Laiwalla A, Ko A, Alvarez M, Connolly M, Ooi YC, Hsu W, Bui A, Pajukanta P, Gonzalez NR. Stroke. 2015 Sep;46(9):2445-51. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009618. Epub 2015 Aug 6.

Amerindian-specific regions under positive selection harbour new lipid variants in Latinos. Ko A, Cantor RM, Weissglas-Volkov D, Nikkola E, Reddy PM, Sinsheimer JS, Pasaniuc B, Brown R, Alvarez M, Rodriguez A, Rodriguez-Guillen R, Bautista IC, Arellano-Campos O, Muñoz-Hernández LL, Salomaa V, Kaprio J, Jula A, Jauhiainen M, Heliövaara M, Raitakari O, Lehtimäki T, Eriksson JG, Perola M, Lohmueller KE, Matikainen N, Taskinen MR, Rodriguez-Torres M, Riba L, Tusie-Luna T, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Pajukanta P. Nat Commun. 2014 Jun 2;5:3983. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4983.