Dongshu Wang

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Plasmid incompatibility, which has no effect on other plasmids or chromosomal genes, can be used to cure a target plasmid. In this report, we successfully cured the plasmid pXO2 from Bacillus anthracis A16 with a newly constructed, incompatible plasmid pKSV7-oriIV and obtained a new pXO2-cured strain, designated A16PI2. This is the first time that a plasmid(More)
An attenuated Bacillus anthracis vaccine strain for human use, A16R, was obtained in China after ultraviolet radiation treatment and continuous subculture of the wild-type strain A16. A16R can synthesize the exotoxin, but without a capsule. We sequenced and annotated the A16R genome to encourage the use of this strain. The genome sequencing of the wild-type(More)
The large plasmid pXO1 encoding the anthrax toxin is important for the virulence of Bacillus anthracis. It is essential to cure pXO1 from B. anthracis to evaluate its role in the pathogenesis of anthrax infection. Because conventional methods for curing plasmids (e.g., curing agents or growth at elevated temperatures) can induce mutations in the host(More)
OBJECTIVES Many studies focusing on changes in the host following Shigella spp invasion have been reported in recent years. However, the key factors required for the adaptation of these pathogens to host niches have usually been neglected. METHODS In this study, a comparative proteomic analysis was performed to examine changes in the protein expression(More)
Shigella flexneri, which is closely related to Escherichia coli, is the most common cause of the endemic form of shigellosis. In this study, 53 homomultimeric protein complexes and nine heteromultimeric protein complexes from S. flexneri 2a strain 2457T were separated and identified. Among these, three potential homomultimeric protein complexes had not been(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the polymorphism of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) in Bacillu santhracis and the application to molecular typing based on the polymorphism of CRISPR in B. anthracis. METHODS We downloaded the whole genome sequence of 6 B. anthracis strains and extracted the CRISPR sites. We designed the primers(More)
Immunoproteomics was used to screen the immunogenic spore and vegetative proteins of Bacillus anthracis vaccine strain A16R. The spore and vegetative proteins were separated by 2D gel electrophoresis and transferred to polyvinylidene difluoride membranes, and then western blotting was performed with rabbit immune serum against B.anthracis live spores.(More)
In this paper, we investigate the periodic dynamical behaviors for a class of general Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with discontinuous right-hand sides, time-varying and distributed delays. By means of retarded differential inclusions theory and the fixed point theorem of multi-valued maps, the existence of periodic solutions for the neural networks is(More)