Qianglai Tan

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This study focuses on the impact of actin on adhesion and translocation of Enterococcus (E.) faecalis OG1RF, E. faecalis Symbioflor®, and E. faecalis V583. Insight into the role of actin aggregation in the mediation of bacterial adhesion and translocation was provided by a two-chamber translocation assay, which employed Ptk6 cells. Determination of(More)
Enterococcus faecium YF5, a strain previously isolated from sourdough, was assessed for safety and probiotic potential. Its virulence and antibiotic resistant phenotypes (cytolysin and gelatinase production, antibiotic susceptibility) and genes (cylA, gelE, ace, agg, esp, and vanA) were surveyed. Results indicated that the tested virulence determinants were(More)
BACKGROUND Probiotics are widely used in the food industry and medicine fields in China, but few studies have been conducted to evaluate the actual microbial amounts and species in probiotic products, which may conflict with the labels and mislead consumers to choose inappropriate foods or medicines. RESULTS Twenty commercial dairy products and eight(More)
We report our investigation of the functions of PagN in Salmonella pathogenesis and its potential as a vaccine candidate. Further investigation conducted in this study indicates that the outer membrane protein PagN is important for Salmonella adhesion/invasion of epithelial cells as well as bacterial virulence. When pagN was deleted from Salmonella enterica(More)
Bifidobacterium is well known to have an inhibitory effect on the survival, growth, and proliferation of various foodborne pathogens, but the mechanism of the molecular action of B. longum in blocking the invasion of Listeria monocytogenes is not yet well defined. In the present study, following RNA extraction and cDNA synthesis, differential expression of(More)
Pregnant mothers are susceptible to bacterial infections, which may compromise the health of mothers and offspring. Enterococcus faecalis is a ubiquitous species found in food, restaurants, and hospitals where pregnant woman frequently become exposed to this bacterium. However, the survival, distribution, translocation, and corresponding influence of E.(More)
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