Koizumi N, Miura K, Sanai Y, Takemura T, Ung T, Le T, et al
. Molecular epidemiology of Leptospira interrogans in Rattus norvegicus in Hanoi, Vietnam. Acta Trop. 2019;194:204-208 pubmed publisher
..The present study also demonstrates that a fastidious L. interrogans strain circulates among rats and that molecular detection is crucial in facilitating the accurate determination of reservoir animals. ..
Koizumi N, Muto M, Izumiya H, Suzuki M, Ohnishi M. Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis and clinical characterization of Leptospira interrogans canine isolates. J Med Microbiol. 2015;64:288-94 pubmed publisher
..Our results also suggest that the virulence mechanisms and target organs in dogs may differ by Leptospira genotype. ..
Koizumi N, Izumiya H, Mu J, Arent Z, Okano S, Nakajima C, et al
. Multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis of Leptospira interrogans and Leptospira borgpetersenii isolated from small feral and wild mammals in East Asia. Infect Genet Evol. 2015;36:434-440 pubmed publisher
..This study demonstrates that there may be variability in the range of genetic diversity among different Leptospira serogroups, which may be attributed to maintenance host animals and environmental factors. ..
Tomizawa R, Sugiyama H, Sato R, Ohnishi M, Koizumi N. Male-specific pulmonary hemorrhage and cytokine gene expression in golden hamster in early-phase Leptospira interrogans serovar Hebdomadis infection. Microb Pathog. 2017;111:33-40 pubmed publisher