Professor Akihiko Maeda

Area and Subject Taught Molecular Virology
Research Theme(s) Molecular virology and molecular epidemiology of mosquitoborne
flaviviruses
Academic Degrees D.V.M., Ph.D.
Keywords for Research Field Virology, Epidemiology, Zoonosis
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-3122
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Research Overview

My main research area is molecular virology and molecular epidemiology of viral zoonotic diseases, especially mosquito-borne flaviviruses diseases. Mosquito-borne flaviviruses cause severe fever, encephalitis, and hemorrhagic fever in human and animals. The diseases are major public concern all over the world due to recent global warming. My current research themes are (1) molecular characterization of mosquitoborne fl aviviruses infection to fi gure host-virus interaction out, and (2) analysis of virus ecology in nature to understand how the viruses outbreak in human and animals.

Notable Publications and Works in the Last Three Years

  1. Maeda, A., and Maeda, J. Review of diagnostic plaque reduction neutralization tests for flavivirus infection. 2013, Veterinaly Journal 195: 33-40
  2. Tag-El-din-Hassan, Hassan T., Sasaki, N., Moritoh, K., Torigoe, D., Maeda, A., and Takashi, A. The chicken 2-5 oligoadenylate synthetase A inhibits the replication of West Nile Virus. 2012, Japanese Journal of Veterinaly Ressearch 60: 95-103
  3. Moritoh, K., Maeda, A., Sasaki, N., and Agui, T. Deveropement and application of West Nile virus subgenomic replicon RNA expressing secreted alkarine phosphatase. 2011, Journal of Veterinaly Medical Sciences, 73: 683-686
  4. Hasebe, R., Suzuki, T., Makinno, Y., Igarashi, M., Yamanouchi, S., Maeda, A., Horiuchi, M., Sawa, H., and Kimura, T. Transcellular transport of West Nile virus-like particles across human endothelial cells depends on residues 156 and 159 of envelope protein. 2010, BMC Microbiology, 10: 165-164
  5. Murata, R., Eshita, Y., Maeda, A., Maeda, J., Sakai, A., Tanaka, T., Yoshii, K., Kariwa, H., Umemura, T., and Takashima, I. Glycosylation of West Nile virus envelope protein increases In vivo and In vitro viral multiplication in birds. 2010, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 82: 696-704