1)   Iwayama T, Arimoto T, Ishigaki D, Hashimoto Naoaki, Kumagai Y, Koyama Y, Kiribayashi N, Netsu       S, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Sato T, Watanabe T, Kubota I: The clinical value of nongated dual-source computed tomography in atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2016;27(1)34-40

2)  Otaki Y, Takahashi H, Watanabe T, Funayama A, Netsu S, Honda Y, Narumi T,Kadowaki S, Hasegawa H, Honda S, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Kamata H, Nakajima O, Kubota I: HECT-Type Ubiquitin E3 Ligase ITCH Interacts With Thioredoxin-Interacting Protein and Ameliorates Reactive Oxygen Species-Induced Cardiotoxicity. J Am Heart Assoc.20165(1) pii: e002485

3Otaki Y, Watanabe T, Takahashi H, Funayama A, Kinoshita D, Yokoyama M, Takahashi T, Nishiyama S, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Konta T, Kubota I: Comorbid renal tubular damage and hypoalbuminemia exacerbate cardiac prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure. Clin Res Cardiol. 2016105(2): 162-171

4)  Niizeki T, Ishino M, Kitahara T, Yamauchi S, Ikeno E, Kubota I: A case of cystic  adventitial degeneration of the left popliteal artery diagnosed by intravascular ultrasound. Clin Med Insights Case Rep.2016; 9:11-14

5)  Daidoji H, Arimoto T, Iwayama T, Ishigaki D, Hashimoto Naoaki, Kumagai Y, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Watanabe T, Kubota I: Circulating heart-type fatty acid-binding protein levels predict ventricular fibrillation in Brugada syndrome. J Cardiol.2016; 67(3): 221-228

      6)   Nakamura S, Narimatsu H, Sato H, Sho R, Otani K, Kawasaki R, Karasawa S, Daimon M, Yamashita H, Kubota I, Ueno Y, Kato T, Yoshioka T, Fukao A, Kayama T: Gene-environment interactions in obesity: implication for future applications in preventive medicine. J Hum Genet.2016;61(4): 317-322

      7) Hirabayashi Y, Munakata Y, Miyata M, Urata Y, Saito K, Okuno H, Yoshida M, Kodera T, Watanabe R, Miyamoto S, Ishii T, Nakazawa S, Takemori H, Ando T, Kanno T, Komagamine M, Kato I, Takahashi Y, Komatsuda A, Endo K, Murai C, Takakubo Y, Miura T, Sato Y, Ichikawa K, Konta T, Chiba N, Muryoi T, Kobayashi H, Fujii H, Sekiguchi Y, Hatakeyama A, Ogura K, Sakuraba H, Asano T, Kanazawa H, Suzuki E, Takasaki S, Asakura K, Sugisaki K, Suzuki Y, Takagi M, Nakayama T, Watanabe H, Miura K, Mori YClinical and structural remission rates increased annually and radiographic progression was continuously inhibited during a 3-year administration of tocilizumab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A multi-center, prospective cohort study by the Michinoku Tocilizumab Study Group. Mod Rheumatol.2016266):828-835

     8)  Kadowaki S, Shishido T, Honda Y, Narumi T, Otaki Y, Kinoshita D, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Miyamoto T, Watanabe T, Kubota I: Additive clinical value of serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor for prediction of chronic heart failure outcome. Heart Vessels.2016; 31(4): 535-544

     9)  Kadowaki S, Shishido T, Sasaki T, Sugai T, Narumi T, Honda Y, Otaki Y, Kinoshita D, Takahashi T, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Miyamoto T, Watanabe T, Ishigami A, Takeishi Y, Kubota I: Deficiency of Senescence Marker Protein 30 Exacerbates Cardiac Injury after Ischemia/Reperfusion.Int J Mol Sci.2016; 17(4):pii: E542

   10)  Ishigaki D, Kutsuzawa D, Arimoto T, Iwayama T, Hashimoto N, Kumagai Y,Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Nitobe J, Fukui A, Watanabe T,Kubota IThe association between defibrillation shock energy and acut:e cardiac damage in patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators.J Arrhythm. 2016;32(6):481-485

   11)  Honda Y, Shishido T, Takahashi T, Watanabe T, Netsu S, Kinoshita D, Narumi T, Kadowaki S, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Miyamoto T, Kishida S, Kadomatsu K, Takeishi Y, Kubota I: Midkine Deteriorates Cardiac Remodeling via Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Signaling in Chronic Kidney Disease. Hypertension. 2016;67(5) 857-865

   12)  Kumagai YU, Arimoto T, Iwayama T, Hashimoto Naoaki, Watanabe T, Kubota I: Contact Force-Guided Deep Engagement with a Steerable Sheath in the Distal Great Cardiac Vein: A Case Report. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol..2016;39(5): 507-510

   13)  Abe Y, Shibata Y, Igarashi A, Inoue S, Sato K, Sato M, Nemoto T, Kobayashi M, Nishiwaki M, Kimura T, Tokairin Y, Kayama T, Kubota:IReference values of MostGraph measures for middle-aged and elderly Japanese individuals who participated in annual health checkups. Respir Investig.201654(3): 148-155

   14)  Narumi T, Watanabe T, Iwayama T, Ichikawa K, Wanezaki M, Nishiyama S, Sadahiro M, Kubota I Ruptured Right Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm Caused by Suspected Takayasu's Arteritis. Intern Med.2016;55(10): 1305-1308

   15)  Kobayashi M, Shibata Y, Inoue S, Igarashi A, Sato K, Sato M, Nemoto T, Abe Y, Nunomiya K, Nishiwaki M, Tokairin Y, Kimura T, Daimon M, Makino N, Watanabe T, Konta T, Ueno Y, Kato T, Kayama T, Kubota I Predictors for mortality from respiratory failure in a general population.Sci Rep.2016;6: 26053

   16)  Inoue H, Atarashi H, Kodani E, Okumura K, Yamashita T, Origasa H, Sakurai M, Kawamura Y, Kubota I, Matsumoto K, Kaneko Y, Ogawa S, Aizawa Y, Chinushi M, Kodama I, Watanabe E, Koretsune Y, Okuyama Y, Shimizu A, Igawa O, Bando S, Fukatani M, Saikawa T, Chishaki A; J-RHYTHM Registry Investigators: Regional Differences in Frequency of Warfarin Therapy and Thromboembolism in Japanese Patients With Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation - Analysis of the J-RHYTHM Registry. Circ J.2016;80(7): 1548-1555

   17)  Hasegawa H, Watanabe T, Kato S, Toshima T, Yokoyama M, Aida Y, Nishiwaki M, Kadowaki S, Narumi T, Honda Y, Otaki Y, Honda S, Shunsuke N, Funayama A, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Abe S, Shibata Y, Kubota I. The role of macrophage transcription factor MafB in atherosclerotic plaque stability. Atherosclerosis.2016;250: 133-143

   18)   Wanezaki M, Watanabe T, Nishiyama S, Hirayama A, Arimoto T, Takahashi H, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Kawasaki R, Fukao A, Kubota I: Trends in the incidences of acute myocardial infarction in coastal and inland areas in Japan: The Yamagata AMI RegistryJ Cardiol.2016;68(2): 117-124

   19) Sato H, Konta T, Ichikawa K, Suzuki N, Kabasawa A, Suzuki K, Hirayama A, Shibata Y, Watanabe T, Kato T, Ueno Y, Kayama T, Kubota I: Comparison of the predictive ability of albuminuria and dipstick proteinuria for mortality in the Japanese population: the Yamagata (Takahata) study. Clin Exp Nephrol. 201620(4): 611-617

   20)   Ando K, Takahashi H, Watanabe T, Daidoji H, Otaki Y, Nishiyama S, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyashita T, Miyamoto T, Kubota I: Impact of Serum Uric Acid Levels on Coronary Plaque Stability Evaluated Using Integrated Backscatter Intravascular Ultrasound in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. J Atheroscler Thromb.2016;23(8): 932-939

   21)   Hasegawa K, Tsukamoto K, Kunimi M, Asahi K, Iseki K, Moriyama T, Yamagata K, Tsuruya K, Fujimoto S, Narita I, Konta T, Kondo M, Kimura K, Ohashi Y, Watanabe T: Control Status of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Japanese High-Risk Subjects:Analyses of a Japanese Health Check Database from 2008 to 2011. J Atheroscler Thromb.201623(8): 991-1003

   22)   Kishi H, Sato M, Shibata Y, Sato K, Inoue S, Abe S, Kimura T, Nishiwaki M, Yamauchi K, Nemoto T, Igarashi

A, Tokairin Y, Nakajima O, Kubota I: Role of chemokine C-C motif ligand-1 in acute and chronic pulmonary inflammations. Springerplus. 2016;5(1): 1241

23)   Otaki Y, Watanabe T, Takahashi H, Yamaura G, Nishiyama S, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Kubota I: Renal tubular damage is associated with poor clinical outcome in patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent endovascular therapy. Int J Cardiol. 2016;220: 376-381

24)  Otaki Y, Watanabe T, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Konta T, Shibata Y, Sato H, Kawasaki R, Daimon M, Ueno Y, Kato T, Kayama T, Kubota I: The Impact of Superoxide Dismutase-1 Genetic Variation on Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality in a Prospective Cohort Study: The Yamagata (Takahata) Study. PLoS One.2016;11(10) e0164732

 25)  Yokoyama M, Watanabe T, Otaki Y, Takahashi H, Arimoto T, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Konta T, Shibata Y, Daimon M, Ueno Y, Kato T, Kayama T, Kubota IAssociation of the Aspartate Aminotransferase to Alanine Aminotransferase Ratio with BNP Level and Cardiovascular Mortality in the General Population: The Yamagata Study 10-Year Follow-Up. Dis Markers. 2016

 26Ishigaki D, Kutsuzawa D, Arimoto T, Iwayama T, Hashimoto Naoaki, Kumagai Y, Nishiyama S, Takahashi H, Shishido T, Miyamoto T, Nitobe J, Fukui A, Watanabe TThe association between defibrillation shock energy and acute cardiac damage inpatients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. J Arrhythmia. 201632481-485

 27) Kamei K, Konta T, Ichikawa K, Sato H, Suzuki N, Kabasawa A, Suzuki K, Hirayama A, Shibata Y, Watanabe T, Kato T, Ueno Y, Kayama T, Kubota I: Serum uric acid levels and mortality in the Japanese population: the Yamagata (Takahata) study. Clin Exp Nephrol.2016;20(6): 904-909