Yasue Koyano

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The baculovirus is a classic example of a parasite that alters the behavior or physiology of its host so that progeny transmission is maximized. Baculoviruses do this by inducing enhanced locomotory activity (ELA) that causes the host caterpillars to climb to the upper foliage of plants. We previously reported that this behavior is not induced in silkworms(More)
Lepidopteran nucleopolyhedroviruses (NPVs) show distinct tissue tropism in host insect larvae. However, the molecular mechanism of this tropism is largely unknown. We quantitatively investigated NPV tissue tropism by measuring mRNA levels of viral genes in 16 tissues from Bombyx mori NPV (BmNPV)-infected B. mori larvae and found clear tissue tropism, i.e.,(More)
The actin rearrangement-inducing factor 1 (arif-1) gene is a baculoviral early gene conserved in most alphabaculoviruses. Previous studies reported that Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus ARIF-1 protein induces filamentous actin concentration on the plasma membrane during the early stage of infection in Trichoplusia ni TN-368 cells, but its role in(More)
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