National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Topics in Animal Health Research 2009

01. Development of PCR for simultaneous subtyping of hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes of avian influenza viruses
02. Development of anti-prion protein monoclonal antibodies and a single-chain fragment variable derivative
03. Pilus-associated gene profiling for screening of important Streptococcus suis isolates
04. Development of a multiplex PCR for typing Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotypes 1, 2, and 5
05. Alteration of receptor specificity of swine influenza viruses
06. An antiangiogenic substance secreted in tick saliva
07. Oral vaccination against mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine using a live Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae vaccine strain as a vector
08. Sera from Japanese encephalitis virus-vaccinated horses showed positive reactions in West Nile virus serodiagnoses but could be distinguished by comparing neutralizing titers
09. Evaluation of unexpected positive results in a commercial ELISA for antibodies to PRRS virus
10. Development of a sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of the foot-and-mouth disease virus type O antigen
11. Therapeutic effect of intramammary infusion of recombinant bovine cytokines on subclinical mastitis
12. Peripheral concentrations of reproductive hormones associated with follicular development throughout the estrous cycle of the sow
13. Association of the extreme virulence of the H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses in chickens with their rapid and efficient replication in macrophages and vascular endothelial cells
14. Pyrazinecarboxamide derivative T-1105 decreases viral excretion from foot-andmouth disease virus-infected pigs and their clinical signs
15. Isolation of 2 distinct prion strains from a scrapie-infected sheep
16. The eukaryotic-type serine-threonine sensor kinase (StkP) and PP2C phosphatase (PhpP) form a signaling couple in Streptococcus pneumoniae
17. Histophilus somni immunoglobulin binding protein A (IbpA) inhibits the phagocytic activity of macrophages and monocytes
18. Effects of iron dextran on anemia in bovine theileriosis
19. Interleukin-10 assay with recombinant PPE antigen of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis for the diagnosis of Johne's disease
20. ADP-ribosylation of pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium DT104 ArtA
21. Characterization of fluoroquinolone-resistant Mannheimia haemolytica isolates from cattle with bovine pneumonia
22. Molecular epidemiological analyses of bovine ephemeral fever virus based on the G gene sequence
23. Changes in the prevalence of O-serogroups and antimicrobial susceptibility among STEC strains isolated from healthy dairy cows over a decade in Japan between 1998 and 2007
24. Spontaneous chromosomal deletions in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 through passage in cattle led to changes in pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profiles
25. Development of a bovine hepatocytes culture technique to study dioxin-like effects
26. Intraspecies transmission of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy detected in Japan
27. In Vitro Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Brachyspira hyodysenteriae Strains Isolated in Japan from 1985 to 2009
28. Risk factors associated with within-herd transmission of bovine leukemia virus on dairy farms in Japan
29. The duration of maternal immunity to Akabane virus is different for different types of cattle and among regions
30. Evaluation of the transmission risk of bovine leukemia virus by rectal palpation