Learn More
An extracellular lethal toxin produced by Vibrio alginolyticus strain Swy originally isolated from diseased kuruma prawn(Penaeus japonicus) was partially purified by Fast Protein Liquid Chromatography with hydrophobic interaction (Phenyl Sepharose Hig hPerformance) chromatography and gel filtration columns. The toxin is an alkaline serine protease,(More)
Outbreaks of serious mortality among cultured kuruma prawns (Penaeus japonicus) with white spotted syndrome in the carapace occurred in the summer of 1993 in I-Lan, Taiwan. A swarming bacterium, strain Swy, was isolated from the hepatopancreas of the moribund prawns using tryptic soy agar supplemented with 1% NaCl and/or thiosulphate citrate bile salt(More)
Since 1949, information on rickettsial diseases in the People's Republic of China has been virtually nonexistent in the West. This is the first comprehensive review of the ecology and epidemiology of Chinese rickettsial diseases to be published outside the People's Republic. At least five rickettsioses exist in China: scrub typhus, murine typhus, epidemic(More)
Keshan Disease (KSD) is an endemic heart disease and moniliformin (MF) has been suggested as one of the etiological factors. In this paper, thin layer chromatographic (TLC) and high pressure liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods were used for the determination of MF in the rice and corn samples collected from KSD areas and non-KSD areas. One hundred and(More)
Outbreaks of mass mortality among cultured tiger prawns (Penaeus monodon) with white spotted syndrome (WSS) in the carapace occurred in the summer of 1994 in I-Lan, Taiwan. A swarming strain Val was isolated from hemolymph of the moribund prawns with tryptic soy agar (TSA, supplemented with 1% NaCl, Oxoid) and/or thiosulfate citrate bile salt sucrose (TCBS,(More)
A 67 K outer membrane protein (OMP) isolated from phase I Coxiella burnetii QiYi strain was purified with monoclonal antibodies (MoAb) coupled to CNBr-Sepharose 4B. Chemical analyses of the 67 K protein showed that it contained seventeen kinds of amino acids and no LPS. The immunogenicity and protectivity of the 67 K protein against C. burnetii was(More)
Four Coxiella burnetii isolates in China and two reference strains were compared by SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting. The SDS-PAGE profiles of whole cells and LPS of Chinese isolates Qiyi, Xinqiao, and YS-8 were found closely related to Henzerling strain, and different from the Grita strain. In immunoblot assay of LPS and proteinase K-digested whole rickettsiae(More)
To study the molecular properties of Coxiella burnetii phase variants we cloned the phase variants of C. burnetii Qiyi (CBQY) strain by the red plaque technique. Three cloned strains, CBQYIC3 (phase I), CBQYIIC7 (phase II) and CBQYIIC5 (semirough-phase) were analysed by SDS-PAGE, immunoblot assay, plasmid isolation and agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA(More)
The epoxidation of olefins with H2O2 was performed with a tungsten-containing catalyst. This insoluble catalyst forms soluble active species by the action of H2O2, and when the H2O2 is used up, the catalyst precipitates for easy recycling. Thus, the advantages of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts are combined in one system through(More)
The effects of both crude extracellular products (ECP) and a partially purified protease of Vibrio alginolyticus on the plasma components of kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus) and tiger prawn (P. monodon) were studied using crossed immunoelectrophoresis (CIE). A component of the plasma, tentatively identified as coagulogen, apparently disappeared after(More)