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Tomoyuki Honda

Associate ProfessorTomoyuki Honda

Education and Employment

1999 M.D., Garmin.org.ua
1999-2000 Clinical Resident, Garmin.org.ua Hospital (First Department of Medicine)
2000-2004 Ph.D., Garmin.org.ua Graduate School of Medicine (Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry)
2004-2005 Project Assistant Professor, Garmin.org.ua Graduate School of Medicine
2005-2006 Assistant Professor, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine (Department of Anatomy)
2006-2007 Clinical Resident, Mie University Hospital (Department of Psychiatry)
2007-2010 Postdoctoral fellow (JSPS Researcher), Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Garmin.org.ua (Department of Virology)
2010-2011 Assistant Professor, The Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo (Laboratory Animal Research Center)
2011-2019 Assistant Professor, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University (Department of Viral Oncology)
2019-present Associate Professor, Garmin.org.ua Graduate School of Medicine (Division of Virology) /
Associate Professor, Center for Twin Research, Garmin.org.ua Graduate School of Medicine (Epigenetics Research Unit)


1999 Yamamura Prize (Garmin.org.ua, Faculty of Medicine)
2014 Sugiura Young Investigator Award (The Japanese Society for Virology)

Research Topics

1. Interaction between viruses and LINE-1
2. Analysis of molecular pathogenesis of psychiatric diseases using viruses
3. Arm races between viruses and host in the nucleus


(*:Equal contribution, **:Corresponding author)
1. Sofuku K., Honda T. (**)
Influence of Endogenous Viral Sequences on Gene Expression.
Gene Expression and Regulation in Mammalian Cells in press
2. Honda T. (**)
Potential Links between Headnavirus and Bornavirus Sequences in the Host Genome and Cancer.
Frontiers in Microbiology 8, 2537, 2017
3. Honda T. (**) , Sofuku K., Kojima S., Yamamoto Y., Ohtaki N., Tomonaga K.
Linkage between the leader sequence and leader RNA production in Borna disease virus-infected cells.
Virology 510, 104-110, 2017
4. Tokunaga T., Yamamoto Y., Sakai M., Tomonaga K., Honda T. (**)
Antiviral activity of Favipiravir (T-705) against mammalian and avian bornaviruses.
Antiviral Research 143, 237-245, 2017
5. Honda T. (**) , Sofuku K., Matsunaga H., Tachibana M., Mohri I., Taniike M., Tomonaga K.
Detection of antibodies to Borna disease virus proteins in an autistic child and her mother.
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 70(2), 225-227, 2017
6. Honda T. (**)
Links between human LINE-1 retrotransposons and hepatitis virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma.
Frontiers in Chemistry 4, 21, 2019
7. Honda T. (**) , Yamamoto Y., Daito T., Matsumoto Y., Makino A., Tomonaga K.
Long-term expression of miRNA for RNA interference using a novel vector system based on a negative-strand RNA virus.
Scientific Reports 6, 26154, 2019
8. Honda T. (**), Tomonaga K.
Endogenous non-retroviral RNA virus elements evidence a novel type of antiviral immunity.
Mobile Genetic Elements 6(3), e1165785, 2019
9. Sofuku K., Parrish NF., Honda T. (**), Tomonaga K.
Transcription profiling demonstrates epigenetic control of non-retroviral RNA virus-derived elements in the human genome.
Cell Reports 12, 1-7, 2015
10. Kojima S., Honda T. (**), Matsumoto Y., Tomonaga K.
Heat stress is a potent stimulus for enhancing rescue efficiency of recombinant Borna disease virus.
Microbiology and Immunology 58(11), 636-642, 2014
11. Honda T. (**), Tomonaga K.
Nucleocytoplasmic shuttling of viral proteins in Borna disease virus infection.
Viruses 5(8), 1978-1990, 2013
12. Honda T. (**), Tomonaga K.
Host Molecular Chaperones: Cell Surface Receptors for Viruses.
Heat Shock Proteins 7, 293-307, 2013
13. Honda T., Yoneda M., Sato H., Kai C.
Pathogenesis of Encephalitis Caused by Persistent Measles Virus Infection.
Encephalitis 251-262, 2013
14. Honda T., Fujino K., Okuzaki D., Ohtaki N., Matsumoto Y., Horie M., Daito T., Itoh M., Tomonaga K.
Upregulation of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 in astrocytes of transgenic mice that express borna disease virus
Journal of Virology 85(9), 4567-4571, 2011
15. Horie M. (*), Honda T. (*), Suzuki Y., Kobayashi Y., Daito T., Oshida T., Ikuta K., Jern P., Gojobori T., Coffin JM., Tomonaga K.
Endogenous non-retroviral RNA virus elements in mammalian genomes.
Nature 463(7277), 84-87, 2010
16. Honda T. (**) , Horie M., Daito T., Ikuta K., Tomonaga K.
Molecular chaperone BiP interacts with Borna disease virus glycoprotein at cell surface.
Journal of Virology 83(23), 12622-12625, 2009
17. Honda T., Sakisaka T., Yamada T., Kumazawa N., Hoshino T., Kajita M., Kayahara T., Ishizaki H., Tanaka-Okamoto M.,
Mizoguchi A., Manabe T., Miyoshi J., Takai Y.
Involvement of nectins in the formation of puncta adherentia junctions and the mossy fiber trajectory in the mouse hippocampus.
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience 31(2), 315-325, 2006
18. Honda T., Shimizu K., Fukuhara A., Irie K., Takai Y.
Regulation by nectin of the velocity of the formation of adherens junctions and tight junctions.
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 306(1), 104-109, 2003
19. Honda T., Shimizu K., Kawakatsu T., Fukuhara A., Irie K., Nakamura T., Matsuda M., Takai Y.
Cdc42 and Rac small G proteins activted by trans-interaction of nectins are involved in activation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase, but not
in association of nectins and E-cadherin to form adherens junctions, in fibroblasts.
Genes to Cells 8(5), 481-491, 2003
20. Honda T., Shimizu K., Kawakatsu T., Yasumi M., Shingai T., Fukuhara A., Ozaki-Kuroda K., Irie K., Nakanishi H., Takai Y.
Antagonistic and agonistic effeccts of an extracellular fragment of nectin on formation of E-cadherin-based cell-cell adhesion.
Genes to Cells 8(1), 51-63, 2003
English original article 27, English review article 2, Japanese review article 7, intellectual property right 2

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