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We describe clinical and pathological features of a case of paralytic rabies with acute axonal neuropathy that closely resembled axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome. This case emphasizes that there is overlap of both clinical and pathological features in paralytic rabies and axonal Guillain-Barre syndrome. These findings raise the possibility that infectious and(More)
Strains LMG 8159 and LMG 11499 were reclassified by a polyphasic approach, including 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, 16S-23S rRNA intergenic spacer (IGS) sequence analysis, (GTG)(5)-PCR fingerprinting, RAPD fingerprinting, fatty acid methyl ester analysis and an analysis of phenotypic features using API 50 CH. The two strains were closely related to the(More)
A Gram-stain-negative bacterial strain, 10-17(T), was isolated from traditional sourdough in Heilongjiang Province, China. The bacterium was characterized by a polyphasic approach, including 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, RNA polymerase β subunit (rpoB) gene sequence analysis, DNA gyrase (gyrB) gene sequence analysis, initiation translation factor 2(More)
A Gram-stain-positive bacterial strain, 11097(T), was isolated from traditional pickle in Heilongjiang Province, China. The bacterium was characterized using a polyphasic approach, including 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, phenylalanyl-tRNA synthase (pheS) gene sequence analysis, RNA polymerase α subunit (rpoA) gene sequence analysis, fatty acid methyl(More)
A subset of patients of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) present with mutation of Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1), and such mutants caused an ALS- like disorder when expressed in rodents. These findings implicated SOD1 in ALS pathogenesis and made the transgenic animals a widely used ALS model. However, previous studies of these animals have focused(More)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), an acute, immune-mediated paralytic disorder affecting the peripheral nervous system, is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis in the post-polio era. GBS is classified into several subtypes based on clinical and pathologic criteria, with acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) and acute motor axonal(More)
We have shown that diethyl pyrocarbonate (DEPC) inhibits band 3-mediated anion exchange and that the inhibition occurs only when histidine residue(s) is (are) modified with DEPC from the cytosolic surface of resealed ghosts [Izuhara et al. (1989) Biochemistry 28, 4725-4728]. In the present study, we have identified the DEPC-modified histidine residue as(More)
The effect of serum from a patient with acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN) on cultured motor neurons was studied. The ventral spinal ventral tissue was isolated from embryonic rats and digested into dissociated cell suspension for culture in vitro. The cultured cells were stained with SMI-32, a non-phosphorylated neurofilment marker monoclonal antibody to(More)
Three Gram-stain-positive bacterial strains, 11050(T), 7-19(T) and 11102(T), were isolated from traditional pickle and sourdough in Heilongjiang Province, China. These bacteria were characterized by a polyphasic approach, including 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, pheS gene sequence analysis, rpoA gene sequence analysis, dnaK gene sequence analysis, fatty(More)
The taxonomic positions of Enterobacter oryziphilus and Enterobacter oryzendophyticus were re-examined on the basis of concatenated partial rpoB, atpD, gyrB and infB gene sequence analysis. The reconstructed phylogenetic tree based upon concatenated partial rpoB, atpD, gyrB and infB gene sequences clearly showed that E. oryziphilus and E. oryzendophyticus(More)