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Shaman-Queens and Sacral Princesses: A Re-Examination of the “Golden Age” Narrative of Female Sacral Power in Ancient Japan (2021)Among scholarship of ancient Japanese women’s history, a traditional narrative has formed in which the ancient period emerges as a “golden age” of female power, an age in which women – through magico-religious performance ...
Elucidating the origin of HLA-B*73 allelic lineage: Did modern humans benefit by archaic introgression? (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2017-01)A previous study reported that some of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and haplotypes in present-day humans were acquired by admixture with archaic humans; specifically, an exceptionally diverged HLA-B*73 allele ...
Genetic evidence for contribution of human dispersal to the genetic diversity of EBA-175 in Plasmodium falciparum. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2015-08-01)BACKGROUND: The 175-kDa erythrocyte binding antigen (EBA-175) of Plasmodium falciparum plays a crucial role in merozoite invasion into human erythrocytes. EBA-175 is believed to have been under diversifying selection; ...