Shih-Hua Teng

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Among 56 blood isolates of Vibrio species identified by sequencing analysis of 16S rRNA and rpoB genes, the Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system correctly identified all isolates of Vibrio vulnificus (n = 20), V. parahaemolyticus (n = 2), and V. fluvialis (n = 1) but none of the(More)
Recently, applications of mass spectrometry in the field of clinical proteomics have gained tremendous visibility in the scientific and clinical community. One major objective is the search for potential biomarkers in complex body fluids like serum, plasma, urine, saliva, or cerebral spinal fluid. For this purpose, efficient visualization of large data sets(More)
We evaluated whether the Bruker Biotyper matrix-associated laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system provides accurate species-level identifications of 147 isolates of aerobically growing Gram-positive rods (GPRs). The bacterial isolates included Nocardia (n = 74), Listeria (n = 39), Kocuria (n = 15), Rhodococcus (n(More)
Among 30 urinary isolates of Staphylococcus saprophyticus identified by sequencing methods, the rate of accurate identification was 100% for Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), 86.7% for the Phoenix PID and Vitek 2 GP systems, 93.3% for the MicroScan GP33 system, and 46.7% for the BBL(More)
Among 36 Mycobacterium masilliense and 22 M. abscessus isolates identified by erm(41) PCR and sequencing analysis of rpoB and 23S rRNA genes, the rate of accurate differentiation between these two subspecies was 100% by cluster analysis of spectra generated by Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry.
We assessed the accuracy of species-level identification of two commercially available matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) systems (Bruker Biotyper and Vitek MS) and two conventional phenotypic methods (Phoenix 100 YBC and Vitek 2 Yeast ID) with that of rDNA gene sequencing analysis among 200 clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE Conventional chromosomal studies or fluorescent in situ hybridization takes days to diagnose fetal aneuploidies during amniocentesis. Here, we evaluated the value of mass spectrometry-based clinical proteomics analysis on amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) as a rapid detection of fetal aneuploidies. METHODS Proteomics profiles generated by(More)
Burkholderia pseudomallei is not represented in the current version of Bruker Biotyper matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) system. A total of 66 isolates of B. pseudomallei, including 30 clinical isolates collected from National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH, n = 27) and Peking Union Medical College(More)
Matching donor and recipient human leucocyte antigen (HLA-II) could conquer cell-mediated rejection following transplantation. Transgenic pigs carrying HLA genes that "humanize" porcine organs, tissues, and cells were successfully generated. This study further clarifies the effect of HLA-DR transgenes on lymphocyte protein expression, via a proteomic(More)
A sublethal environmental stress, high-hydrostatic pressure (HHP) was reported to significantly improve the motility, viability and fertility parameters of frozen bull and boar semen. However, the mechanism of how HHP treatment improves survival rates at sperm cryopreservation remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of HHP(More)