Pongrama Ramasoota

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Among fluoroquinolone-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (FQr-MTB) isolates, mutation at positions 90, 91, and 94 in gyrA gene and at positions 495, 516, and 533 in gyrB gene have been frequently reported. In this study, 35 isolates of FQr-MTB were collected from Siriraj Hospital and Chest Disease Institute. The quinolone-resistance-determining regions(More)
Infections with atypical mycobacteria belonging to the Mycobacterium avium/intracellulare complex (MAC) can cause infection in both animals and humans. Using a standardized reagents commercial kit for random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis, 49 MAC strains isolated from 32 slaughter pigs and 17 humans in Sweden were identified and sorted out,(More)
Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis was performed for the molecular genetic typing of 30 Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica strains isolated from chickens and ducks in Thailand. Six different primers were tested for their discriminatory ability. While some of the primers could only differentiate between the different serovars, the use of(More)
The therapeutic effect of a subcurative dosage of praziquantel (PZQ) on Schistosoma mansoni infected mice and resistance to challenged worm infection after treatment were assessed and compared with conventional treatment using a curative dosage of PZQ. S. mansoni infected mice were treated with PZQ at a curative dosage (600 mg kg(-1)) or a subcurative(More)
Here we describe the application of a random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis for molecular genetic typing avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) strains. The RAPD technique was shown to be highly reproducible. Stable banding patterns with a high discriminatory capacity were obtained using two different primers. Overall, 55 E. coli strains were(More)
The global spread of the four dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1 to -4) has made this virus a major and growing public health concern. Generally, pre-existing neutralizing antibodies derived from primary infection play a significant role in protecting against subsequent infection with the same serotype. By contrast, these pre-existing antibodies are believed to(More)
Hemagglutinin protein (HA) was considered to be the primary target for monoclonal antibody production. This protein not only plays an important role in viral infections, but can also be used to differentiate H5N1 virus from other influenza A viruses. Hence, for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, it is important to develop anti-HA monoclonal antibody(More)
A total of 29 Thai multi-drug-resistant/isoniazid-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were analyzed for mutations in katG from codons 254 to 549, inhA promoter and inhA open reading frame by DNA sequencing and single strand conformation polymorphism. Twenty-five multi-drug resistant isolates exhibited single point mutations (17 isolates at(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of dengue patients infected with any serotype of dengue virus (DENV) are asymptomatic, but the remainder may develop a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms, ranging from mild dengue fever (DF) to severe dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Severe cases occur more often in patients who experience a secondary infection with a different virus(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Isoniazid (INH) together with Rifampicin (RFP) forms the cornerstone of a short chemotherapy course for tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Mutation at codon 315 of katG gene is most prevalent in isoniazid resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and is high in area with high TB incidence. Polymerase Chain Reaction Restriction Fragment(More)