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Nine structural genes (furA, katG, inhA, kasA, Rv0340, iniB, iniA, iniC, and efpA) and two regulatory regions (the oxyR-ahpC intergenic region and the promoter of mabA-inhA) in 87 isoniazid (INH)-monoresistant and 50 INH-susceptible Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected from five provinces of China were analyzed by sequencing. Eighty-two (94.3%)(More)
The interleukin (IL)-17 gene plays a key role in host defence against infections from microbes, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Genetic factors contribute to host defence. However, whether genetic variation in IL-17 is associated with altered susceptibility to tuberculosis is unknown. A total of 596 pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients, 176(More)
Genetic factors play important roles in the development of tuberculosis (TB). SP110 is a promising candidate target for controlling TB infections. However, several studies associating SP110 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with TB have yielded conflicting results. This may be partly resolved by studying other genes associated with SP110, such as(More)
Ethanol production from corncob residues (CCR) pretreated by different methods was studied. The structure features of these CCR were analyzed by Fourier transform-infrared spectrum (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and field emission scanning electron microscope (SEM). Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) was performed by adding crude(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the global effects of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) infection on macrophages. METHODS The gene expression profiling of macrophage U937, in response to infection with M. tuberculosis H(37)R(a), was monitored using a high-density cDNA microarray. RESULTS M. tuberculosis infection caused 463 differentially expressed(More)
A new PCR-reverse dot blot hybridization (RDBH) assay was developed for the rapid identification of Mycobacterium species in clinical isolates. The assay, which targets the 16S rRNA, was evaluated for 27 mycobacterial reference strains and 340 clinical isolates that were simultaneously identified by DNA sequencing and conventional methods, including growth(More)
BTNL2 gene, a MHC class II gene-linked butyrophilin family member, has been recently associated with the inflammatory autoimmune diseases, such as tuberculosis, sarcoidosis and leprosy. This diseases show phenotypic features of granulomatous disease. Multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms in BTNL2 have been investigated as a candidate gene for(More)
Development of tuberculosis is mediated by both environmental and genetic factors. The Ipr1 (intracellular pathogen resistance-1) gene has been identified at the sst1 (super-susceptibility to tuberculosis 1) locus on mouse chromosome 1. As Ipr1 plays a major role in mediating innate immunity in a mouse model of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, the(More)