Akira Nakatani

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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a member of the neurotrophins, promotes differentiation and survival of various types of neurons in the central nervous system. BDNF binds to and activates(More)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a transmissible neurodegenerative disease of humans caused by an unidentified infectious agent, the prion. To determine whether there was an involvement of the(More)
A mycovirus (named FusoV) from the phytopathogenic fungus, Fusarium solani f. sp. robiniae SUF704, has two kinds of double-stranded (ds) RNA genomes, designated M1 and M2. The cDNAs were constructed(More)
Megalin (gp330), an epithelial endocytic receptor, is a major target antigen of Heymann nephritis (HN), an autoimmune disease in rats. To elucidate the mechanisms of HN, we have mapped a pathogenic(More)