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To identify Streptococcus pneumoniae genes expressed specifically during infections, a selection system based on the in vivo expression technology (IVET) was established. galU, which is critical for capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis, and lacZY encoding beta-galactosidase were employed as dual reporter genes to screen in-vivo-induced (ivi) genes of S.(More)
BACKGROUND Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and interleukin 18 (IL-18) are three of the most promising biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury. In the present study, to determine whether a combination of the three biomarkers enhances their predictive value, representing an ideal indicator(More)
Although pneumococcus is one of the most frequently encountered opportunistic pathogen in the world, the mechanisms responsible for its infectiveness have not yet been fully understood. In this paper, we have attempted to characterize the effects of pneumococcal transformation on the pathogenesis of the organism. We constructed three(More)
  • Hua Yao, Hong Zhang, +7 authors Xuemei Zhang
  • Infection and immunity
  • 2017
Insights into the host-microbial virulence factor interaction, especially the immune signaling mechanisms, could provide novel prevention and treatment options for pneumococcal diseases. Streptococcus pneumoniae endopeptidase O (PepO) is a newly discovered and ubiquitously expressed pneumococcal virulence protein. A PepO-mutant strain showed impaired(More)
This retrospective investigation was directed to the applicability of Radial Basis Function Neural Network (RBF-NN) and Discriminant Analysis in the grading of gliomas. The data on 116 patients with primary glioma in our hospital from February 2008 to April 2009 were collected. Kruskal-Wallis H test was used to draw in the variable age ranks and then to(More)
  • Yang Lu, Jianming Zeng, +8 authors Cha Chen
  • Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
  • 2017
The effect of antibiotics on horizontal gene transfer is controversial and the underlying mechanism remains poorly understood. Here, using E. coli SM10λπ which carries a chromosomally integrated RP4 plasmid as donor strain, we investigated the effect of antibiotics on conjugational transfer of a mobilizable gentamicin (Gm) resistance plasmid. The results(More)
In the field of painting and photography, composition rules are widely used under various circumstances in order to arouse humans' aesthetic evaluation. In this paper, we propose a method to evaluate the aesthetic values of a scene according to some certain composition rules, such as Rule of Third, Diagonal Composition and Triangle Composition. We propose(More)
BACKGROUND Astrocytoma is the most common neuroepithelial neoplasm, and its grading greatly affects treatment and prognosis. OBJECTIVE According to relevant factors of astrocytoma, this study developed a support vector machine (SVM) model to predict the astrocytoma grades and compared the SVM prediction with the clinician's diagnostic performance. (More)
To identify in vivo-induced genes of S. pneumoniae and search new potential drug targets and vaccine candidates, a selection system was developed based on the in vivo expression technology (IVET). Promoter galU gene which is critical for the capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis and lacZY gene which encodes bea-galactosidase were employed as dual reporter(More)
To identify in vivo-induced gene in Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pn) through a novel in vivo expression technology (IVET), a large promoter-trap library using galU and lacZ as the reporters was constructed. Based on the suicide vector pEVP3, a new vector pEVP3-galU was constructed with promoterless galU gene as an in vivo reporter. Firstly, promoterless(More)