making a new beginning in 2017

Advanced analytical assays of steroid hormones
based on chromatography-mass spectrometry provide
the quantitative steroid signatures in various
physiological events.

We are looking for excellent graduate students as well as postdoc fellows.



  • Metabolic signatures of cholesterol biosynthesis and absorption in patients with coronary artery disease. J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol., 212, 105940 (2021).
  • Metabolic changes in serum steroids for diagnosing and subtyping Cushing’s syndrome. J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol., 210, 105856 (2021).
  • Altered glucocorticoid metabolism in girls with central obesity. Mol. Cell. Endocrinol., 527, 111225 (2021).
  • [REVIEW] Mass spectrometry-based steroid profiling: Meeting unmet clinical needs. Tohoku J. Exp. Med.253, 171-180 (2021). "Invited review for the 100th anniversary of the journal"
  • The HPG axis controls muscle stem cell senescence through autophagosome clearance. J. Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle12, 177-191 (2021).
  • GC-MS-based metabolic signatures reveal comparative steroidogenic pathways between fetal and adult mouse testes. Andrology9, 400-406 (2021).
  • Gene expression and functional abnormalities in XX/Sry Leydig cells. Sci. Reports11, 719 (2021).
  • Association of urinary chlorophenols with central obesity in Korean girls. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.28, 1966-1972 (2021).
  • [REVIEW] Embryonic development and adult regeneration of the adrenal gland.

     Endocrinol. Metab., 35, 765-773 (2020).

  • 7α,25-dihydroxycholesterol protects against liver X receptor-mediated steatosis through GPR183/EBI2 in human and mouse hepatocytes. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther.374: 142-150 (2020).
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