Ji-yong Zhou

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The expression of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) host-protective immunogen VP2 protein in rice seeds, its immunogenicity and protective capability in chickens were investigated. The VP2 cDNA of IBDV strain ZJ2000 was cloned downstream of the Gt1 promoter of the rice glutelin GluA-2 gene in the binary expression vector, pCambia1301-Gt1. Agrobacterium(More)
Type 2 porcine circovirus (PCV2) is associated with post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome in pigs. In this study, three monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the capsid protein (Cap) of PCV2, eight mAbs to Cap of type 1 porcine circovirus (PCV1) and five mAbs specific for Cap of both PCV1 and PCV2, were generated and used to finely map the antigenic(More)
The highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus emerged from China in 1996 and has spread across Eurasia and Africa, with a continuous stream of new cases of human infection appearing since the first large-scale outbreak among migratory birds at Qinghai Lake. The role of wild birds, which are the natural reservoirs for the virus, in the epidemiology of the(More)
We expressed firstly the Capsid protein gene defecting the nuclear localization signal (NLS) of Porcine circovirus type II (PCV2) in Escherichia coli as a fusion protein with glutathione S-transferase (rGST-dCap protein). The purified rGST-dCap protein and the recombinant NLS-defected Cap protein of PCV2 (rdCap protein) from the purified rGST-dCap protein(More)
To identify chicken IL-2R alpha chain (chCD25), the cDNA of chCD25 was cloned and mapped onto chicken chromosome 1. The polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies raised from the recombinant chCD25 specifically bound to the cell surface of splenic mononuclear cells (SMC) and inhibited chicken IL-2-dependent proliferation of T cells. Flow cytometry analysis(More)
Influenza A viruses are usually non-pathogenic in wild aquatic birds, their natural reservoir. However, from May to July 2005, at Qinghai Lake in China, an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus caused the death of thousands of wild migratory waterbirds. Herein, H5N1 influenza virus from bar-headed geese collected during the(More)
In this report, the cDNA sequences of Shaoxing (SX) and Muscovy (MV) duck IL-2 were cloned, then recombinant duck IL-2 (rduIL-2) was produced in prokaryotic expression system. In vitro bioactivity of rduIL-2 was determined by lymphocyte proliferation assay and in vivo bioactivity of rduIL-2 was assessed by vaccine immunization. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)(More)
The expression of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) S1 glycoprotein in potatoes and its immunogenicity in mice and chickens were investigated. Potato plants were genetically transformed with a cDNA construct encoding the IBV S1 glycoprotein with the Agrobacterium system. Genomic DNA and mRNA analyses of the transformed plantlets confirmed the integration of(More)
To seek a new delivery system of vaccine for infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), transgenic potato expressing full-length spike (S) protein of IBV was produced and its immunogenicity in chickens was investigated. One to three copies of S gene of IBV were randomly and stably inserted into potato (Solanum tuberrosum cv. Dongnong 303) genome by Agrobacterium(More)
Human coronaviruses (HCoVs) were first described in the 1960s for patients with the common cold. Since then, more HCoVs have been discovered, including those that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), two pathogens that, upon infection, can cause fatal respiratory disease in humans. It was recently(More)