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A total of 2177 food samples collected from nine cities in northern China during 2005 to 2007 were screened for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. All L. monocytogenes isolates were subjected to serotyping, antimicrobial susceptibility, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), as well as PCR screening to identify genes responsible for tetracycline(More)
Acute diarrhea outbreaks caused by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) have been observed in various pig-breeding provinces of China since December 2010. Endemic strains of PEDV were isolated from different areas, and the complete genome sequences of 10 isolates were determined. Our objective in this study was to genetically characterize current Chinese(More)
A total of 387 retail meat, seafood and milk powder samples were collected from nine cities in northern China in 2005 and screened for the presence of Salmonella. Salmonella strains isolated were subjected to serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Salmonella was isolated from 81 (20.9%, 81/387) samples and classified into 23 serotypes. The(More)
Currently the local P. vivax was sharply decreased while the imported vivax malaria increased in China. Despite Southeast Asia was still the main import source of vivax malaria, the trend of Africa become serious, especially for west and central Africa. Herein we have clarified the trend of P. vivax in China from 2004-2012, and made some analysis for the(More)
Laribacter hongkongensis is a recently discovered bacterium associated with gastroenteritis. In this study, a total of 199 isolates of this species obtained from aquatic products (n=462) in Guangzhou City, China, were examined for their susceptibility to 19 antimicrobial agents and the presence of antimicrobial resistance integrons. The genetic relatedness(More)
AnxB1, a novel annexin previously isolated from Cysticercus cellulose, shows high thrombi affinity and anticoagulant activity in vivo. In order to investigate the relationship between structure and biological function, a predicted three-dimensional (3D) model of AnxB1 was generated by homology modeling. This model contains four homologous internal-domains(More)
Six new (rubiyunnanins C-H, 1-6) and five known (7-11) cyclic hexapeptides were isolated from the roots of Rubiayunnanensis (Franch.) Diels. The structures and stereochemistry of 1-6 were established by extensive spectroscopic analyses and chemical methods. All compounds (1-11) not only exhibited cytotoxic activities against a panel of eleven cancer cell(More)
Three new flavones named 5-carboxymethyl-4',7-dihydroxyflavone (1), its ethyl ester (2) and butyl ester (3) were isolated from the herb Selaginella moellendorffii Hieron., together with ten known compounds. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic and chemical analysis. Selected compounds were evaluated for their anti-HBV and cytotoxic(More)
Phenotypic and genotypic tolerance in 71 Listeria monocytogenes isolates from different varieties of foods to benzalkonium chloride (BC) and cadmium were investigated by susceptibility test and molecular methods. To investigate the role of efflux pumps in BC tolerance, reserpine, an efflux pump inhibitor, was added to the BC tolerant strains. Tolerance to(More)
BACKGROUND Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is an acute, highly contagious disease that infects cloven-hoofed animals. Vaccination is an effective means of preventing and controlling FMD. Compared to conventional inactivated FMDV vaccines, the format of FMDV virus-like particles (VLPs) as a non-replicating particulate vaccine candidate is a promising(More)