Hongqing Zhao

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Shigella flexneri is the major Shigella species that causes diarrheal disease in developing countries. It is further subdivided into 15 serotypes based on O-antigen structure. Serotyping of S. flexneri is important for epidemiological purposes. In this study, we developed a multiplex PCR assay targeting the O-antigen synthesis gene wzx and the O-antigen(More)
BACKGROUND The gene for New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) has been reported to be transmitted via plasmids which are easily transferable and capable of wide distribution. We report the isolation of two NDM-1 producing strains and possible in vivo transfer of blaNDM-1 in a patient. METHODS Clinical samples were collected for bacterial culture and(More)
Dear Editor, In a recent issue of International Orthopaedics published in December 2014, we read with great interest the article by Fadel et al. [1] entitled BIlizarov external fixation versus plate osteosynthesis in the management of extra-articular fractures of the distal tibia^. The authors evaluated the outcome of Ilizarov external fixation (IE) versus(More)
To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptation of Bifidobacterium longum to the intestinal tract, we utilized a new model for rabbit intestinal culture of B. longum and reported the changes in proteomic profiles after incubation in the in vivo environment. By 2D-PAGE coupled with matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight(More)
Temozolomide (TMZ) is a standard agent used in the treatment of various types of cancers, including lung carcinoma, but TMZ resistance is common and accounts for many treatment failures. We investigated miRNA-487b-5p (miR-487b-5p) was highly expressed in A549 and H1299 cells which acquired TMZ resistance. Suppression of miR-487b-5p had overt effects on(More)
Various studies examined the relationship between EZH2 overexpression with the clinical outcome in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but yielded inconsistent results. Electronic databases updated to Dec 2014 were searched to find relevant studies. A meta-analysis was conducted with eligible studies which quantitatively evaluated the(More)
Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an important food-borne pathogen that can cause hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome in humans. pO157_Sal, a novel conjugative plasmid is present in a Chinese O157:H7 outbreak strain Xuzhou21. Here we investigated the phenotypic and transcriptional differences between the wild type strain Xuzhou21 and the pO157_Sal(More)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H7 is a major foodborne pathogen causing hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome. The role of EHEC O157:H7-enterohemolysin (Ehx) in the pathogenesis of infections remains poorly defined. In this study, we used gene deletion and complement methods to confirm its putative functions. Results demonstrated(More)
In addition to the large virulence plasmid pO157, a novel 38-kb conjugative plasmid, pO157_Sal, was identified and sequenced from an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak-associated Chinese isolate that shares high similarity with a plasmid in Salmonella enterica serovar Agona. The plasmid was found in 15 of 326 isolates, 12 of which were of the same(More)