Baohong Jiang

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The genomic RNA of human astrovirus was sequenced and found to contain 6797 nt organized into three open reading frames (1a, 1b, and 2). A potential ribosomal frameshift site identified in the overlap region of open reading frames 1a and 1b consists of a "shifty" heptanucleotide and an RNA stem-loop structure that closely resemble those at the gag-pro(More)
To examine the epidemiology of rotaviruses in Buenos Aires, Argentina, we screened 1,212 stool samples from children with diarrhea in the southern district of Buenos Aires from 1999 to 2003. We identified 187 samples (15.4%) that were positive for group A rotavirus by use of antigen enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Among these specimens, 112 were(More)
Rotavirus strain 116E was isolated from the fecal specimen of a newborn infant from New Delhi who had no symptoms of diarrhea. The strain could not be P typed using the PCR method recently developed in our laboratory so we have sequenced the 4th gene segment that encodes the VP4 protein using viral transcript RNA prepared in vitro. This gene is 2353 base(More)
Fructosyltransferase (EC.2.4.1.9) and invertase (EC.3.2.1.26) have been purified from the crude extract of Aspergillus niger AS0023 by successive chromatographies on DEAE-sephadex A-25, sepharose 6B, sephacryl S-200, and concanavalin A-Sepharose 4B columns. On acrylamide electrophoresis the two enzymes, in native and denatured forms, gave diffused(More)
We report the sequence of the subgenomic RNA of human astrovirus serotype 2. This 2,484-nucleotide RNA contains a single open reading frame, which encodes a protein with a predicted molecular mass of 88 kDa. We propose that this protein is the 90-kDa capsid precursor observed in infected cells. The deduced protein sequence does not contain conserved amino(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor gene (EGFR) mutations are among the best predictive markers of the efficacy of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) treatment. Mutations in the EGFR gene confer sensitivity to EGFR-TKIs in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This study determined the concordance rate of EGFR mutations in serum(More)
BACKGROUND Group C rotaviruses are recognized enteric pathogens of humans and animals. Human group C rotaviruses have been associated with sporadic episodes and large outbreaks of gastroenteritis in children and adults but their epidemiology and ecology are still unexplored. OBJECTIVES To collect epidemiological data on group C rotavirus infections among(More)
Group C rotaviruses cause sporadic cases and outbreaks of acute diarrhea in children and adults in many countries but have never been identified from patients in the United States. Fecal specimens from children with diarrhea who were hospitalized in Providence, Rhode Island, were screened for group C rotaviruses if rotavirus was detected by electron(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Although the majority of submucosal tumors (SMTs) are benign, some do have a malignant potential. Resection of SMTs would aid in establishing the diagnosis and may be curative. Our aim was to examine the feasibility and safety of a novel method for endoscopic resection of upper gastrointestinal SMTs. PATIENTS AND METHODS In 12(More)