Masataka Hamano

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The equine herpesvirus type 4 (EHV-4)-specific region of glycoprotein G has served as an antigen for serodiagnosis and seroepizootic studies of EHV-4 infection (B. S. Crabb and M. J. Studdert, J. Virol. 67:6332-6338, 1993; S. Yasunaga, K. Maeda, T. Matsumura, K. Kai, H. Iwata, and T. Inoue, J. Vet. Med. Sci. 60:1133-137, 1998; S. Yasunaga, K. Maeda, T.(More)
In the field isolate, 91-58, of feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1), one of the major immunogenic proteins was found to have different molecular masses of 75 and 130 kDa from those in the other field isolates (Maeda et al., J Vet Med Sci 57, 147–150, 1995). Immunoblot analysis using monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) indicated that the protein is glycoprotein C(More)
The present study aimed to clarify an individual character of squirrel monkey by analysing a complicated behaviour, the egg-eating behaviour series (ES), of laboratory-reared squirrel monkeys. Eight types of unit movements were observed in the ES: the initial taking of the egg by hand; rolling it between the fingers; sniffing it in its shell; biting it in(More)
Two field isolates of feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) designated as 00-015 and 00-035, were obtained from cats diagnosed as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) in Japan. To analyze the character of recent FHV-1, these two isolates and our laboratory strain C7301 were inoculated experimentally to specific-pathogen-free cats. Although all cats showed typical(More)
Five recent field isolates of feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) were compared by digestion with a restriction endonuclease, SalI or MluI. The SalI digestion showed a potentially useful difference in one isolate 00-035 that had an approximately 3.0 kbp fragment instead of a 2.6 kbp fragment in the other strains. After cloning the 3.0 and 2.6 kbp fragments,(More)
In this study, we examined serum anti-ovalbumin (OVA) IgE and IgG antibodies in laboratory-reared squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), that were fed a boiled quail egg everyday. We found that 36 of 95 monkeys (38%) possessed specific IgE and 44% (42/95) had specific IgG against OVA. These antibody titers seemed to increase with age. There was, however, no(More)
Recently, a novel 12-mer B-cell epitope, MKNNPIYSEGSL, in the type-specific region of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) glycoprotein G (gG) was identified and used as an antigen for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Maeda et al., J. Clin. Microbiol. 42:1095-1098, 2004). Although our prototype strain, TH20p, possesses two repeat sequences containing the B-cell(More)
In this study, IgG subclass responses against equine herpesvirus type 4 (EHV-4) were examined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using a type-specific region of EHV-4 glycoprotein G (gG). ELISA using sera collected from horses experimentally infected with EHV-4 revealed that IgGa and IgGb antibodies were detected at high level, but IgGc and IgG(T)(More)
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