OHYA Kenji

J-GLOBAL         Last updated: Nov 2, 2019 at 14:59
OHYA Kenji
Gifu University
Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences
Ph D. (Veterinary Medicine)(Hokkaido University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Research Fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science
- Research Associate, Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences, Gifu University


Veterinary Medicine, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University

Awards & Honors

Veterinary Medicine Encouraging Prize (Japanese Society of Veterinary Science)

Published Papers

Appiah-Kwarteng C, Saito T, Toda N, Kitoh K, Nishikawa Y, Adenyo C, Kayang B, Owusu EO, Ohya K, Inoue-Murayama M, Kawahara F, Nagamune K, Takashima Y
Parasitology international   69 114-120   Jan 2019   [Refereed]
Komatsu T, Ohya K, Sawai K, Odoi JO, Otsu K, Ota A, Ito T, Kawai M, Maruyama F
BMC research notes   12(1) 341   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Ito T, Sawai K, Kawai M, Nozaki K, Otsu K, Fukushi H, Ohya K, Maruyama F
Microbiology resource announcements   7(10)    Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Okubo T, Yossapol M, Maruyama F, Wampande EM, Kakooza S, Ohya K, Tsuchida S, Asai T, Kabasa JD, Ushida K
Transboundary and emerging diseases   66(1) 317-326   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Ito T, Maruyama F, Sawai K, Nozaki K, Otsu K, Ohya K
Genome announcements   6(17)    Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Yoshida S, Araki T, Asai T, Tsuyuguchi K, Arikawa K, Iwamoto T, Nakajima C, Suzuki Y, Ohya K, Yanai T, Wada T, Yamamoto T
Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases   62 122-129   Apr 2018   [Refereed]
Badr Y, Okada A, Abo-Sakaya R, Beshir E, Ohya K, Fukushi H
Archives of virology   163(3) 599-607   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Okada A, Suganuma S, Badr Y, Omatsu T, Mizutani T, Ohya K, Fukushi H
The Journal of veterinary medical science   80(2) 311-315   Feb 2018   [Refereed]
Izume S, Kirisawa R, Ohya K, Ohnuma A, Kimura T, Omatsu T, Katayama Y, Mizutani T, Fukushi H
The Journal of veterinary medical science   79(1) 206-212   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
Chahota R, Ogawa H, Ohya K, Yamaguchi T, Everett KD, Fukushi H
Transboundary and emerging diseases   65 272-227   2018   [Refereed]
Hirohito Ogawa, Hirohito Ogawa, Hiroshi Katoh, Naoko Sanada, Yasuyuki Sanada, Kenji Ohya, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Virus Genes   41(2) 231-235   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) is a causative agent for psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), which shows a characteristic feather disorder in psittacine birds. Nineteen budgerigars, which were clinically suspected to have PBFD, were ...
Hiroshi Katoh, Hirohito Ogawa, Hirohito Ogawa, Kenji Ohya, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   72(9) 1099-1106   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
To date, several DNA viral infections have been reported in psittacine birds. Psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) is characterized by symmetric feather dystrophy and loss and development of beak deformities. PBFD is caused by beak and feath...
Hiroshi Katoh, Kenji Ohya, Masahito Kubo, Koichi Murata, Tokuma Yanai, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Virus Research   144(1-2) 294-297   Sep 2009   [Refereed]
Five budgerigars in the same breeding facility died or showed ruffled feathers. To determine the cause, five dead or euthanized budgerigars were examined. Splenomegaly was observed at necropsy in all birds examined. Histopathology of the spleen re...
Handa Y, Suzuki M, Ohya K, Iwai H, Ishijima N, Koleske AJ, Fukui Y, Sasakawa C
Nature cell biology   9(1) 121-128   Jan 2007   [Refereed]
Hirohito Ogawa, Rajesh Chahota, Takayuki Hagino, Kenji Ohya, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   68(7) 743-745   Jul 2006   [Refereed]
Although birds infected with avian polyomavirus (APV) subclinically could be a source of infection, no epidemiological studies of APV in psittacine birds have been reported in Japan. In the present study, we investigated subclinical morbidity rate...
Kenji Ohya, Takeshi Matsumura, Takeshi Matsumura, Noriko Itchoda, Kazuhiko Ohashi, Misao Onuma, Chihiro Sugimoto, Chihiro Sugimoto
Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research   25(8) 459-466   Aug 2005   [Refereed]
Type I interferons (IFN-α/β) were originally thought to be antiviral cytokines, but it his recently been reported that they also play an important role in potentiating innate and adaptive immune responses. Moreover, several studies have shown that...
Ohya K, Handa Y, Ogawa M, Suzuki M, Sasakawa C
The Journal of biological chemistry   280(25) 24022-24034   Jun 2005   [Refereed]


Moizur Rahman, Md Thoufic Anam Azad, Lovely Nahar, Shah Md Abdur Rouf, Kenji Ohya, Shih Pin Chiou, Minami Baba, Katsuya Kitoh, Yasuhiro Takashima
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   76 1257-1259   Jan 2014
© 2014 The Japanese Society of Veterinary Science. Toxoplasma gondii is a zoonotic protozoan parasite that infects humans and domestic animals. In this study, the seroprevalence of T. gondii antibodies was investigated using serum samples collecte...
Kaori Terasaki, Haruko Hirayama, Christopher J. Kasanga, Min Thein Maw, Kenji Ohya, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   70 407-410
Susceptibility of DT40 cells to pathogenic field strains of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) including very virulent and classical virulent strains were studied. After the first and second passage of the virus in DT40 cells, IBDV-specific an...
Kenji Ohya, Yu Takahara, Etsuko Kuroda, Saori Koyasu, Shigeyuki Hagiwara, Maki Sakamoto, Mitsuaki Hisaka, Kazuko Morizane, Shinryou Ishiguro, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology   15 1606-1615   [Refereed]
Chlamydophila felis is a causative agent of acute and chronic conjunctivitis and pneumonia in cats (feline chlamydiosis). Also, C. felis is a suspected zoonotic agent of such diseases as non-Chlamydia trachomatis conjunctivitis in humans, although...
Souichi Yamada, Tomio Matsumura, Koji Tsujimura, Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi, Kenji Ohya, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   70 505-511
We compared the growth kinetics of neuropathogenic and nonneuropathogenic equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) strains in mouse cerebral cortex cells and investigated the relevance of the D/N amino acid change at position 752 of ORF30 in Japanese iso...
Hideko Okuda, K. Ohya, K. Ohya, Yukihiro Shiota, Hiroshi Kato, Hideto Fukushi, Hideto Fukushi
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science   73 249-254
Chlamydophila psittaci is the causative agent of human psittacosis and avian chlamydiosis. This zoonotic pathogen is frequently transmitted from infected birds to humans. Therefore proper and rapid detection of C. psittaci in birds is important to...

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2013    Investigator(s): Kenji OHYA
Chlamydia psittaci, an obligate intracellular bacterium, is an etiological agent for human psittacosis. In this project, regarding chlamydial pathogenesis and diverse host range, we have focused on the role of the polymorphic membrane protein (pmp...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2009    Investigator(s): Kenji OHYA
cell cytoplasm, called "inclusion body". In this study, aiming at understanding the relationship between biogenesis of inclusion bodies of Chlamydophila psittaci, a causative agent for a zoonotic psittacosis, and its pathogenesis. As a result of C...
Pathogenesis of Chlamydial Infection
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2005   
Diagnosis of Chlamydial Infection
National Institute Special Program of SMI Technology Development
Project Year: 2005   
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2012 - 2013