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It has become obvious that a better understanding and potential elucidation of the nucleolar phosphoprotein B23 involving in functional interrelationship between nuclear organization and gene expression. In present study, protein B23 expression were investigated in the regenerative hepatocytes at different periods (at days 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7) during liver(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and pseudorabies (PR) are two important infectious diseases in swine. An attenuated pseudorabies virus (PRV) has been successfully used as a gene delivery vector for the development of live-viral vaccines. In this study, a recombinant PRV-VP1 virus was constructed by fusioning the VP1 gene of FMD virus in frame to the N-terminal(More)
The full length of chicken interferon alpha (ChIFN-alpha) gene was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from total liver genome of Sanhuang meat-chicken and sequenced. The amplified gene was about 582bp. The coding region for mature protein (489bp) was subcloned into pET-28a(+). The recombinant plasmid pET-28a(+)-IFNalpha was identified by(More)
Full-length eight gene segments of avian influenza virus A/duck/Hubei/W1/2004(H9N2) (Dk/Hub/W1/04) were amplified by RT-PCR and completely sequenced. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that Dk/Hub/W1/04 was derived from A/Duck/HongKong/Y280/97, not displaying direct evolutional relationship with A/Quail/HongKong/G1/97 or Hubei H5N1 viruses. Meanwhile,(More)
Chemotherapy, the treatment modality of choice for advanced cancers, is considered immunosuppressive due to its depletion of immune cells. Hence, chemotherapy is traditionally thought to adversely affect anti-tumor immune responses and antagonistic to tumor immunotherapy. Contrary to conventional belief, recent studies have shown that combining chemotherapy(More)
Streptococcus suis, one of the most important and prevalent pathogens in swine, presents a major challenge to global public health. HP0197 is an S. suis surface antigen that was previously identified by immunoproteomics and can bind to the host cell surface. Here, we investigated the interaction between HP0197 and the host cell surface glycosaminoglycans(More)
We have previously shown that an alphavirus replicon-vectored DNA vaccine (pSFV1CS-E2) encoding the E2 glycoprotein of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) completely protected the immunized pigs from lethal challenge. These animals developed only low or moderate level viral-specific antibody titers before challenge, implying that cell-mediated immunity (CMI)(More)
A Latex Agglutination Test (LAT) was developed for quick detection of hemagglutinin serum antibodies of H5 Avian Influenza Virus (AIV) in chicken. Recombinant hemagglutinin protein of H5 AIV were obtained and purified, then HA protein were covalently linked to carboxylated polyethylene latex beads by EDAC. The sensitisation condition such as ionic strength(More)
AIM To prepare the monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for nuclear protein (NP) of avian influenza virus (AIV) and identify their biological properties. METHODS BALB/c mice were immunized with AIV (formaldehyde-inactivated AIV H9N2, Triton X-100-lysed H9N2 and AIV NP expressed in E.coli, respectively). Hybridoma cell lines secreting anti-AIV NP mAbs(More)
Pneumonia in children is common and can lead to grave consequences if not addressed in a proper and timely manner. In the management of pneumonia, early identification of the causative infective agent is of obvious importance for treatment, as it allows selection of the appropriate antibiotics. However, such identification requires laboratory test results,(More)