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A simple purification of wheat germ agglutinin from commercial wheat germ is described. From defatted ground wheat germ, the lectin was extracted and then purified in a single step by filtration on an ion exchange chromatography column and adsorption on an insolubilized N-acetyl glucosamine derivative. The amount of lectin obtained from 1,000 g of wheat(More)
Streptococcus species are important causes of infective endocarditis but species identification remains challenging. We report two cases of infective endocarditis due to Streptococcus tigurinus-like organisms, which were first identified by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequence analysis and subsequently confirmed using phylogeny based on the analysis of the shetA(More)