National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Topics in Animal Health Research 2002

01. Large-scale production of porcine interleukin-18 (IL-18) in silkworms
02. Development and application of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for group B rotavirus antibody detection using recombinant VP6 protein
03. Development of highly efficacious recombinant infectious bursal disease vaccine
04. Shedding of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 from cattle inhibited by feeding roughage
05. Evaluation of recombinant VspA protein for the candidate of vaccines and diagnostics of bovine mastitis caused by Mycoplasma bovis infection
06. Production of Recombinant Equine Interferon-γ with High Antiviral Effect
07. A novel proteolytic enzyme that digests PrPSc
08. Evidence for horizontal transfer of the sly gene in Streptococcus suis
09. Expression of cytokine mRNA in the lymphatic organs of adult and neonatal pigs
10. Toxin gene and production in Staphylococcus aureus  from bovine mastitis in various farms in Hokkaido
11. Therapeutic effect of rboGM-CSF on Staphylococci subclinical mastitis
12. Increase in autoantibody binding and oxidative damage of red blood cells in cattle experimentally infected with Theileria sergenti
13. Changes in milk protein composition and somatic cell counts following infusion of recombinant bovine interleukin-8 into milk cistern of cows at cessation of milking
14. Effects of phthalate on cultured bovine granulosa cells
15. Pathology of abortion, stillbirth and early death in calves produced by nuclear transfer
16. Identification and function of antigen presentation cells in gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) of normal fetal calves
17. Detection of equine herpesvirus 1 gene by in situ hybridization
18. Evidence of mammalian-like N-glycosylation pathway in insect cells
19. Bioassay for dioxin-like toxicity using primary cultured hepatocytes
20. Improvement of an immunohistochemical diagnosis of bovine neosporosis
21. Neuropathological and immunohistochemical evaluation of the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
22. Histopathological criteria for the diagnosis of caprine arthritis/encephalitis
23. Phylogenetic analysis of Newcastle disease virus genotypes isolated in Japan
24. Effects of disinfectants marketed in Japan on the foot-and-mouth disease virus
25. Pathogenicity of the Japanese isolate of foot-and-mouth disease virus, O/JPN/2000, to cloven-hoofed animals
26. Immunological and genetic analysis of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis strain Kag-1 for the production of diagnostic antigens of bovine paratuberculosis
27. National survey on animal health conditions of grazing cattle in 2000