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Bovine papillomavirus type 12 (BPV-12, putative type BAA1) was detected in epithelial papilloma located on the tongue of an infected cow. Then, the whole genome was sequenced, and phylogenetic analysis illustrated that it should be classified as a member of the genus Xipapillomavirus. The viral genome is 7197 base pairs in length and contains five early(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the long-term outcome of the stent fracture (SF) and the potential predictive factors contributing to in-stent restenosis (ISR) in the fractured stent. BACKGROUND The SF is thought to be a higher risk of ISR in drug-eluting stent, although SF does not always develop ISR. METHODS The consecutive 1,228 de novo lesions in 1,079(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to characterize coronary hyperintense plaques (HIP) using noncontrast T(1)-weighted imaging (T1WI) in cardiac magnetic resonance, which was then compared with multislice computed tomography and intravascular ultrasound. BACKGROUND Carotid plaque components such as intraplaque hemorrhages and/or lipid-rich necrotic cores can be(More)
DNA containing an unmethylated CpG motif has a potent immunostimulatory effect on the vertebrate immune system. Because such CpG motifs are relatively common in bacterial DNA, but rare in mammalian animal and plant DNA, they may be an evolutionary adaptation augmenting innate immunity, most likely in response to pathogens that replicate within the host(More)
Abnormal testes and uterus were observed in 13 males (33%) and one female (3%) out of 40 common minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) in the western North Pacific. Similar lesions were found in testis and ovary, respectively, in one male (2%) and female (2%) out of 43 Bryde's whales (Balaenoptera edeni) in the western North Pacific. Grossly, granular(More)
Although equine infectious anemia (EIA) was described more than 150 years ago, complete genomic sequences have only been obtained from two field strains of EIA virus (EIAV), EIAV(Wyoming) and EIAV(Liaoning). In 2011, EIA was detected within the distinctive feral Misaki horse population that inhabits the Toi-Cape area of southern Japan. Complete proviral(More)
Equine infectious anemia (EIA) has posed a major challenge and caused significant losses to the equine industry worldwide. PCR detection methods have considerable potential as an adjunct to conventional serological diagnostic techniques. However, most published PCR methods, including that recommended by the OIE, were designed using laboratory-adapted virus(More)
Papillomaviruses (PVs) have been widely identified among vertebrates, but have not yet been reported to infect yaks. We report, for the first time, a novel deltapapillomavirus that was associated with fibropapilloma in yak herds on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Six skin papilloma samples were collected and examined using histopathology, immunohistochemistry(More)
Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) and group A bovine rotavirus (BRV) are two of major causes for neonatal calf diarrhea. In the present study, a one-step duplex RT-PCR was established to detect and differentiate BCoV and group A BRV from fecal samples. The sensitivity of this method for BCoV and group A BRV was 10 PFU/100 µl and 1 PFU/100 µl, respectively.(More)
The ability of live attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium (S. typhimurium) as a carrier of DNA vaccine was evaluated using model plasmid encoding beta-galactosidase (beta-Gal) and BALB/c mice. We constructed pBRCMVbeta, beta-Gal expression apparatus having a replication origin from low copy pBR322. Comparison of the plasmid stability showed(More)