Publications

Evaluation of Francisella tularensis δpdpC as a candidate live attenuated vaccine against respiratory challenge of Tularemia in C57BL/6J mouse model.
Microbiol Immunol 2017 Nov 24. Epub 2017 Nov 24.
Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1-23-1 Toyama, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan.

Isolation and characterization of Kabuto Mountain virus, a new tick-borne phlebovirus from Haemaphysalis flava ticks in Japan.
Virus Res 2017 Nov 29;244:252-261. Epub 2017 Nov 29.
Department of Medical Entomology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 1-23-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan; Department of Agricultural and Environmental Biology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1-1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan.

Development of an ELISA for serological detection of feline morbillivirus infection.
Arch Virol 2017 Aug 3;162(8):2421-2425. Epub 2017 May 3.
Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology, Cooperative Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo, 183-8509, Japan.



Epidemiological and pathological study of feline morbillivirus infection in domestic cats in Japan.
BMC Vet Res 2016 Oct 11;12(1):228. Epub 2016 Oct 11.
Department of Veterinary Science, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, 162-8640, Japan.


Genetic Diversity of Artybash Virus in the Laxmann's Shrew (Sorex caecutiens).
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2016 Jul 12;16(7):468-75. Epub 2016 May 12.
2 Department of Pediatrics and Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, University of Hawaii at Manoa , Honolulu, Hawaii.



Isolation and characterization of a novel Rhabdovirus from a wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Japan.
Vet Microbiol 2015 Sep 23;179(3-4):197-203. Epub 2015 May 23.
Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University, 1677-1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753-8515, Japan. Electronic address:


Orthopoxvirus infection among wildlife in Zambia.
J Gen Virol 2015 Feb 15;96(Pt 2):390-4. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
Division of Molecular Pathobiology, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, N20, W10, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0020, Japan Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE), Hokkaido University, N20, W10, Kita-ku, Sapporo 001-0020, Japan

Development and validation of serological assays for viral hemorrhagic fevers and determination of the prevalence of Rift Valley fever in Borno State, Nigeria.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2014 Dec 24;108(12):768-73. Epub 2014 Oct 24.
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria.









Divergent ancestral lineages of newfound hantaviruses harbored by phylogenetically related crocidurine shrew species in Korea.
Virology 2012 Mar 9;424(2):99-105. Epub 2012 Jan 9.
Infectious Disease Surveillance Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama 1-23-1, Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8640, Japan.

Detection of bat coronaviruses from Miniopterus fuliginosus in Japan.
Virus Genes 2012 Feb 30;44(1):40-4. Epub 2011 Aug 30.
Department of Virology 3, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-7-1 Gakuen, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.


Expression of herpes simplex virus type 1 recombinant thymidine kinase and its application to a rapid antiviral sensitivity assay.
Antiviral Res 2011 Aug 2;91(2):142-9. Epub 2011 Jun 2.
Special Pathogens Laboratory, Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gakuen 4-7-1, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.


Virulence and pathophysiology of the Congo Basin and West African strains of monkeypox virus in non-human primates.
J Gen Virol 2009 Sep 27;90(Pt 9):2266-71. Epub 2009 May 27.
Special Pathogens Laboratory, Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), 4-7-1 Gakuen, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.

Entry from the cell surface of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus with cleaved S protein as revealed by pseudotype virus bearing cleaved S protein.
J Virol 2008 Dec 10;82(23):11985-91. Epub 2008 Sep 10.
Department of Virology III, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Murayama Branch, 4-7-1 Gakuen, Mushai-Murayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.

Ligation-mediated amplification for effective rapid determination of viral RNA sequences (RDV).
J Clin Virol 2008 Sep 1;43(1):56-9. Epub 2008 Jul 1.
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan.

Mouse-passaged severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus leads to lethal pulmonary edema and diffuse alveolar damage in adult but not young mice.
Am J Pathol 2008 Jun 8;172(6):1625-37. Epub 2008 May 8.
Department of Pathology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gakuen 4-7-1, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.




Amino acid substitutions in the s2 region enhance severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus infectivity in rat angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-expressing cells.
J Virol 2007 Oct 25;81(19):10831-4. Epub 2007 Jul 25.
Special Pathogens Laboratory, Department of Virology I, Center for Pathogens Genomics, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Gakuen 4-7-1, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.

Development of recombinant nucleoprotein-based diagnostic systems for Lassa fever.
Clin Vaccine Immunol 2007 Sep 18;14(9):1182-9. Epub 2007 Jul 18.
Special Pathogens Laboratory, Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, 4-7-1 Gakuen, Musashimurayama, Tokyo 208-0011, Japan.






Role of pathogenicity determinant protein C (PdpC) in determining the virulence of the Francisella tularensis subspecies tularensis SCHU.
PLoS One 2014 18;9(2):e89075. Epub 2014 Feb 18.
Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Science, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.





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