Kazuya Yamanouchi

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The nucleotide sequence of a cloned cDNA corresponding to the P+M dicistronic mRNA of a subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) virus was determined and compared with data of measles virus (MV). The dicistronic mRNA of the SSPE virus consisted of the 3′ proximal 626 nucleotides of P mRNA, intercistronic trinucleotides, a full length of M mRNA, and 75(More)
The full-length cDNA corresponding to the mRNA for the hemagglutinin (H) protein of the Yamagata-1 strain of the subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) virus was cloned and the nucleotide sequence was determined. The mRNA corresponding to the H protein was composed of 1952 nucleotides and contained a single large open reading frame, which encoded 620(More)
The full-length cDNA corresponding to the mRNA of the fusion (F) protein of the Yamagata-1 strain of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) virus was cloned, and its complete nucleotide sequence was determined. The F gene was composed of 2369 nucleotides and contained a single large coding region, which is located between two noncoding regions. The(More)
The full-length cDNA corresponding to the mRNA encoding the nucleocapsid protein (NP) of rinderpest virus (RV) was cloned and its complete nucleotide sequence was determined. The gene of RV-NP was composed of 1683 nucleotides and contained a single large open reading frame, which is capable of encoding a protein of 525 amino acids with a molecular weight of(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of cloned cDNAs corresponding to the fulllength mRNA encoding the NP protein of the Yamagata-1 strain of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) virus was determined. The gene is composed of 1683 nucleotides and contains a single large open reading frame, which is capable of encoding 525 amino acids with a molecular(More)
The amino acid sequence of a carboxy terminal domain corresponding to the end of the outer envelope projection of the hemagglutinin glycoprotein (HA) of measles and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis viruses has a high degree of homology with the active domain of long neurotoxins, which specifically binds to the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor. The(More)
Since the first identification of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Japan in September 2001, a series of safety measures was introduced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Food Safety Commission of the Cabinet Office. These measures included blanket BSE testing and removal of(More)
The global eradication of rinderpest was declared in 2011. This is the second infectious disease to have been eradicated from the world after smallpox, for which eradication was declared in 1980. From a scientific aspect, smallpox eradication was achieved by improvements in the Jenner vaccine, originally developed in the 18th century. Developments in(More)
We determined the nucleotide sequences of the coding region for the M gene in seven strains of measles virus (MV) that were isolated in Japan between 1984 and 1993. The mutation found among the seven differed from those of laboratory strains. Many of these mutations were the same as those that are characteristic of SSPE viruses. Thus, we suggest that the(More)