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Vibrio harveyi is an important marine pathogen that can infect a number of aquaculture species. V. harveyi degQ (degQ(Vh)), the gene encoding a DegQ homologue, was cloned from T4, a pathogenic V. harveyi strain isolated from diseased fish. DegQ(Vh) was closely related to the HtrA family members identified in other Vibrio species and could complement the(More)
Edwardsiella tarda is a severe aquaculture pathogen that can infect many different fish species cultured worldwide. Et49 is a major E. tarda antigen with weak immunoprotective potential. In this study, using Et49 as an example vaccine, the adjuvanticity of Freund's incomplete adjuvant (FIA), aluminum hydroxide, and aluminum phosphate adjuvant were evaluated(More)
Streptococcus iniae is a Gram-positive bacterium and a severe aquaculture pathogen that can infect a wide range of farmed fish species. In the summer of 2006, an epidemic broke out in a fish farm in north China, and examination of moribund fish (Japanese flounder) identified the possible etiological agent of the outbreak as a strain named SF1, which(More)
Edwardsiella tarda is a severe aquaculture pathogen that can infect many fish species and cause a systematic disease called edwardsiellosis, which can lead to high mortality under certain conditions. Currently, most vaccine candidates against edwardsiellosis are based on pathogenic E. tarda strains, which can be a concern in some cases. In this study, the(More)
Post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), which is primarily caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), is an emerging swine immunosuppressive disease. To characterize the interaction between target immune cells and PCV2, the differential proteomes of porcine alveolar macrophages, with and without PCV2 infection, were analyzed at different time(More)
The gene encoding the Edwardsiella tarda ferric uptake regulator (FurEt) was cloned from a pathogenic E. tarda strain isolated from diseased fish. FurEt shares 90% overall sequence identity with the Escherichia coli Fur (FurEc) and was able to complement the mutant phenotype of a fur Ec -defective E. coli strain. Mutational analysis indicated that C92S and(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is the primary causative agent of porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD). It has been shown that the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is correlated with viral infection, but its role in PCV2 replication remains unknown. In the present study, we explored the interplay between PCV2 replication and the UPS in PK15(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the association of that the polymorphisms and haplotypes of Taq I site in beta fibrinogen gene and the single nucleotide sites -455 G/A, -249 C/T, -148 C/T, +1689T/G, Bsm A I G/C, 448 G/A, Bcl I G/A, Hinf I A/C in beta-fibrinogen gene are linked up with the ischemic stroke(IS). METHODS Turbidmetric assay was used to measure the plasma(More)
A rapid and sensitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TR-FIA) based on the biotin-streptavidin amplification system was developed for the determination of diethylstilbestrol (DES). Europium-labelled streptavidin derivatives combined with europium and anhydride of diethylene triamine penta-acetic acid were used to label streptavidin; biotin was coupled with(More)
The Haemophilus parasuis respiratory tract pathogen poses a severe threat to the swine industry despite available antimicrobial therapies. To gain a more detailed understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying H. parasuis response to tilmicosin treatment, microarray technology was applied to analyze the variation in gene expression of isolated H.(More)