Tohru Yanase


Affiliation: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Country: Japan


  1. Yanase T, Kato T, Aizawa M, Shuto Y, Shirafuji H, Yamakawa M, et al. Genetic reassortment between Sathuperi and Shamonda viruses of the genus Orthobunyavirus in nature: implications for their genetic relationship to Schmallenberg virus. Arch Virol. 2012;157:1611-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of the three genomic RNA segments indicated that Schmallenberg virus is a reassortant, with the M RNA segment from SATV and the S and L RNA segments from SHAV...
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    Yanase T, Kato T, Yamakawa M, Takayoshi K, Nakamura K, Kokuba T, et al. Genetic characterization of Batai virus indicates a genomic reassortment between orthobunyaviruses in nature. Arch Virol. 2006;151:2253-60 pubmed
    ..Our results indicate that Ngari virus is a genetic reassortant with S and L RNA segments from Bunyamwera virus and an M RNA segment from Batai virus. ..
  3. Yanase T, Aizawa M, Kato T, Yamakawa M, Shirafuji H, Tsuda T. Genetic characterization of Aino and Peaton virus field isolates reveals a genetic reassortment between these viruses in nature. Virus Res. 2010;153:1-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings indicate that the B7974 strain is a reassortment with the M RNA segment derived from AINOV and the S and L RNA segments derived from an Australian PEAV. ..
  4. Kato T, Aizawa M, Takayoshi K, Yanase T, Tanaka S, Shirafuji H, et al. Full genome sequence of a Sathuvachari virus strain isolated in the southwestern-most archipelago of Japan. Virus Genes. 2018;54:729-732 pubmed publisher
    ..The potential pathogenicity of SVIV in domestic animals should be considered in future disease surveillance within its distribution range. ..
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    Yanase T, Matsumoto Y, Matsumori Y, Aizawa M, Hirata M, Kato T, et al. Molecular identification of field-collected Culicoides larvae in the southern part of Japan. J Med Entomol. 2013;50:1105-10 pubmed
    ..The molecular identification system described herein using nucleotide sequences successfully achieved larval identification and will be useful for a better understanding of larval habitats of Culicoides biting midges. ..
  6. Kato T, Shirafuji H, Tanaka S, Sato M, Yamakawa M, Tsuda T, et al. Bovine Arboviruses in Culicoides Biting Midges and Sentinel Cattle in Southern Japan from 2003 to 2013. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2016;63:e160-e172 pubmed publisher
    ..Silent circulations of the other arboviruses, including potentially new viruses, were also detected during the study period. ..
  7. Hayama Y, Moriguchi S, Yanase T, Suzuki M, Niwa T, Ikemiyagi K, et al. Epidemiological analysis of bovine ephemeral fever in 2012-2013 in the subtropical islands of Japan. BMC Vet Res. 2016;12:47 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings would be helpful for developing a surveillance program and developing preventive measures against BEF. ..
  8. Kato T, Yanase T, Suzuki M, Katagiri Y, Ikemiyagi K, Takayoshi K, et al. Monitoring for bovine arboviruses in the most southwestern islands in Japan between 1994 and 2014. BMC Vet Res. 2016;12:125 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings in this study could contribute to the planning of prevention and control for bovine arbovirus infections in Japan and cooperative efforts among neighboring countries in East Asia. ..
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    Yanase T, Yoshida K, Ohashi S, Kato T, Tsuda T. Sequence analysis of the medium RNA segment of three Simbu serogroup viruses, Akabane, Aino, and Peaton viruses. Virus Res. 2003;93:63-9 pubmed
    ..Phylogenetic studies based on the M and S segment sequences suggested that genetic reassortment has been occurring among ancestral viruses of the three Simbu serogroup viruses throughout their evolution...

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  1. Yanase T, Maeda K, Kato T, Nyuta S, Kamata H, Yamakawa M, et al. The resurgence of Shamonda virus, an African Simbu group virus of the genus Orthobunyavirus, in Japan. Arch Virol. 2005;150:361-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Initially, SHAV was isolated from cattle and Culicoides biting midges in Nigeria in the 1960s, and its presence has not been reported until this study. The present results indicate a wider distribution of SHAV than previously assumed...