Jun-ichi Yamamura

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We have constructed a live non-neurovirulent herpes simplex virus vector expressing beta-galactosidase under the control of the latency associated transcript promoter without inducing inflammation. Pathogenicity of the recombinant virus (betaH1) was not observed in the cutaneous, intravenous and intracerebral infection in mice. When betaH1 was inoculated at(More)
To clarify the feasibility of the herpes simplex virus (HSV) vector in expressing the foreign gene in the motor neuron, we inoculated a live attenuated HSV expressing beta-galactosidase (beta-gal) activity under a latency-associated transcript promoter in the right gastrocnemius muscle of rats. Expression of beta-gal activity was observed 5 days after(More)
The distribution of a live attenuated herpes simplex virus (betaH1)-mediated gene delivery into the central nervous system (CNS) was regulated by growth inhibition with ganciclovir (GCV) and the effect of this transgene expression system on the physiologic response was characterized by the acoustic startle response and its prepulse inhibition. We inoculated(More)
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