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Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University
Faculty of Veterinary Science, School of Veterinary Medicine
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Graduate School, Division of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries
Faculty of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries

Awards & Honors

Award for ncouragement of research in JSFP, Japanese Society of Fish Pathology


Lau LM, Hatai K, Fukano H, Kurata O
Journal of aquatic animal health      Apr 2018   [Refereed]
© American Fisheries Society 2018. In September 2014, a freshwater oomycete was first isolated from Asian Seabass Lates calcarifer fry that were reared in freshwater at a fish hatchery in Sabah, Malaysia. A fungal strain was isolated from infected...
Hanako Fukano, Mitsunori Yoshida, Akane Shimizu, Hajime Iwao, Yukie Katayama, Tsutomu Omatsu, Tetsuya Mizutani, Osamu Kurata, Shinpei Wada, Yoshihiko Hoshino
Genome Announcements   6    May 2018
© 2018 Fukano et al. Mycobacterium montefiorense is a member of the Mycobacterium simiae complex, the largest group of nontuberculous mycobacteria. Here, we report the genome sequence of M. montefiorense isolate BS, isolated from diseased Japanese...
倉田 修
魚病研究 = Fish pathology   52(4) 168-171   Dec 2017
Fukano H, Wada S, Kurata O, Katayama K, Fujiwara N, Hoshino Y
International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology   67(8) 2811-2817   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 IUMS. A previously undescribed rapidly growing, non-pigmented mycobacterium was identified based on biochemical and nucleic acid analyses, as well as growth characteristics. Seven isolates were cultured from samples collected from five thre...
Fukano H, Yoshida M, Katayama Y, Omatsu T, Mizutani T, Kurata O, Wada S, Hoshino Y
Genome announcements   5(33)    Aug 2017   [Refereed]
© 2017 Fukano et al. Mycobacterium stephanolepidis is a rapid-growing nonpigmented species isolated from marine teleost fish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer) and is closely related to Mycobacterium chelonae. Here, we report the complete sequence of its g...
Y. N. Lee, K. Hatai, O. Kurata
Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists   36 111-117   Jan 2016
In April 2014, marine Oomycetes were first isolated from mud crab Scylla tranquebarica eggs and larvae at the University Malaysia Sabah shrimp hatchery. A fungus was isolated from infected eggs and larvae using PYGS agar. It was thought that the s...
Yih Nin Lee, Kishio Hatai, Osamu Kurata
Fish Pathology   52 31-37   Jan 2017
© 2017 The Japanese Society of Fish Pathology.Mass mortality of eggs and larvae of the mud crab Scylla tranquebarica occurred at a hatchery in Sabah, Malaysia in June 2014. The mortality of the larvae reached nearly 100% within 5 days post-hatchin...
Kwanprasert Panchai, Chutima Hanjavanit, Nilubon Rujinanont, Shinpei Wada, Osamu Kurata, Kishio Hatai
AACL Bioflux   8 70-81   Feb 2015
© 2015 BIOFLUX SRL. All rights reserved. Experimental infection of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fry using 6 Achlya isolates from cultured Nile tilapia with water mold infections was attempted. The experimental fish were exposed to 1.0 x 10...
Y. N. Lee, K. Hatai, O. Kurata
Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists   37 226-234   Jan 2017
Fungal infection occurred during mud crab spawning in a hatchery and caused almost 100% mortality in mud crab larvae after 5 days post-hatching. A fungus was isolated from eggs and larvae using PYGS agar and named IPMB 1603. During morphological i...
Hanako Fukano, Shinpei Wada, Osamu Kurata, Kaori Mizuno, Kazue Nakanaga, Yoshihiko Hoshino
Fish Pathology   50 68-74   Jan 2015
© 2015 The Japanese Society of Fish Pathology. In 2009 and 2010, unusually high mortality events were recorded among cultured populations of thread-sail filefish Stephanolepis cirrhifer in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Diseased fish exhibited abdominal...

Books etc

Characteristics of fish NK cells.

Conference Activities & Talks

中島隼人, 鈴木究真, 倉田修, 田口仰星, 佐野元彦, 加藤豪司
日本魚病学会大会プログラムおよび講演要旨   3 Mar 2018   
NIN Lee Yih, KURATA Osamu, WADA Shinpei
日本魚病学会大会プログラムおよび講演要旨   3 Mar 2018   
Edwardsiella tarda-infected cell degeneration in Japanese flounder neutrophils
KURATA Osamu, WADA Shinpei
10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture   30 Aug 2017   
Inflammatory response with multi-nuclear giant cells in ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis, reared at low water temperature
TAGUCHI Kosei, KURATA Osamu, WADA Shinpei, KAJI Koichi
10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture   30 Aug 2017   
Distribution of MHC class II positive cells in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus
TODA Shusei, KURATA Osamu, WADA Shinpei, SAKAI Takamitsu
10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture   30 Aug 2017   

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 - 2012    Investigator(s): Osamu KURATA
We revealed chemotactic activity of two types of chemokines, IL-8 and CXCL13 in Japanese flounder. IL-8 and CXCL13 induced selectively the migration of neutrophils and B lymphocytes, respectively. We also produced specific antibodies to these chem...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(国際学術研究)
Project Year: 1996 - 1998    Investigator(s): Kishio HATAI
Mycological and histopathological studies of diseased fishes with epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) were conducted in Thailand, Philippines and Bangladesh for the term of this project. One hundred and twenty nine samples were collected during th...
Study of Fungal Disease in Fish and shellfish
Study of Natural Killer Cells in Fish
Study of immune system against fish fungal diseases
Project Year: 1999