Shengyan Gao

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Two recombinant plasmids pVAX/Sj26GST and pVAX/mIL-18 containing Schistosoma japonicum 26kDa GST and murine IL-18 were evaluated for their ability to protect mice against S. japonicum challenge. Mice were given 2 intramuscular immunizations 3 weeks apart, and challenged with S. japonicum cercariae 4 weeks later. Adult worm and egg burdens were determined 48(More)
The nuclear export of the influenza A virus ribonucleoprotein (vRNP) is crucial for virus replication. As a major component of the vRNP, nucleoprotein (NP) alone can also be shuttled out of the nucleus by interacting with chromosome region maintenance 1 (CRM1) and is therefore hypothesized to promote the nuclear export of the vRNP. In the present study,(More)
UNLABELLED The influenza A virus nuclear export protein (NEP) plays crucial roles in the nuclear export of the viral ribonucleoprotein complex through the chromosome region maintenance 1 (CRM1)-mediated cellular protein transport system. However, the detailed mechanism of NEP nucleocytoplasmic trafficking remains incompletely understood. Here, we(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite, capable of infecting a variety of mammals and birds. Development of vaccine against T. gondii would be of great medical and veterinary value. In this study, the DNA sequence encoding ROP2 from T. gondii was cloned into the muticopy mycobacterial expression vector, pMV262, under the control of the(More)
Two recombinant plasmids, pVAX/SjFABP and pVAX/mIL-18 containing Schistosoma japonicum 14 kDa fatty acid binding protein (SjFABP) and murine IL-18, were constructed and evaluated for their ability to induce immune responses and to protect against S. japonicum challenge in mice. Mice were intramuscularly immunized twice at three-weekly intervals, and(More)
To determine Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in cancer patients, 267 cancer patients were studied using ELISA and higher positivity rates of T. gondii IgG were detected than the control. The positivity rates of T. gondii IgG in nasopharyngeal carcinoma, rectal cancer groups were significantly higher than the other cancer groups, but the differences in IgM(More)
An effective vaccine of animals can block transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to humans. In this study, mice have been protected against lethal T. gondii challenge by a prime-boost vaccination strategy using DNA vaccine pVAX/TgSAG1 and recombinant pseudorabies virus rPRV/TgSAG1, both expressing the major immunodominant surface antigen of T. gondii (TgSAG1).(More)
The major immunodominant surface antigen 1 (TgSAG1) of invasive tachyzoites is a vaccine candidate antigen for Toxoplasma gondii. In this study, we developed a recombinant pseudorabies virus (PRV) expressing TgSAG1 (rPRV/SAG1) based on the PRV vaccine strain Bartha K-61 by homologous recombination, in which partial PK and gG genes were deleted. The growth(More)
The matrix protein 1 (M1) is the most abundant structural protein in influenza A virus particles. It oligomerizes to form the matrix layer under the lipid membrane, sustaining stabilization of the morphology of the virion. The present study indicates that M1 forms oligomers based on a fourfold symmetrical oligomerization pattern. Further analysis revealed(More)
The main objective of this study is to develop and evaluate the immobilization of Staphylococcal Protein A on magnetic cellulose microspheres (SPA-MCMS) for immunological capture of IgG. After cloning, expression and separation, SPA was immobilized onto MCMS to prepare a magnetic affinity media subject to the purification of IgGs. The binding capacity,(More)