Srisurang Tantimavanich

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The chitinase gene (chiA71) from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. pakistani consists of an open reading frame of 1,905 nucleotides encoding 635 amino acid residues with an estimated molecular mass of 71 kDa. Comparison of the deduced amino acid sequence of the mature enzyme to other microbial chitinases shows a putative catalytic domain and a region with(More)
Chitinase from a high producing strain (TP-1) of Bacillus licheniformis was used with B. thuringiensis subsp. aizawai (B.t.a.) in a combined larvicidal assay against the pest, Spodoptera exigua. With 10 mU of this chitinase, the LD(50) of B.t.a. was reduced by 7.6, 13.8 and 15 times on days 3, 5 and 7, respectively when compared to use of B.t.a. alone. In(More)
Basidiospores of Filobasidiella neoformans var. neoformans (progeny of Cryptococcus neoformans MT 100.1 x VR 45980) were able to induce cryptococcosis in Swiss albino mice if inoculated by intraperitoneal injection, nasal instillation or nasal spraying. The latter method, with the aid of a jet nebulizer, was first adopted to imitate the natural entrance of(More)
Niger seed agar was used as a primary plating medium for the isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans from cerebrospinal fluid specimens from AIDS patients with untreated primary cryptococcosis. The medium was used as the primary means to detect variations in the colony morphology of the yeast. To search for phenotypic and genetic variations, nine patients(More)
Dengue is one of the most significant public health problems in tropical and subtropical countries, and is increasingly being detected in traditionally non-endemic areas. In Bhutan, dengue virus (DENV) has only recently been detected and limited information is available. In this study, we analyzed the epidemiological and molecular characteristics of DENV in(More)
Aeromonas sobria and A.hydrophila were isolated from infected fish in ratio of 3.5:1 during the outbreak of fish infections from December 1982 to February 1983, while isolates from human diarrheic stool was 1 :2. On the basis of IMVC reactions 138 isolates of motile aeromonads could be divided into 11 biogroups, with biogroup 4 showing statistically(More)
Altholactone exhibited the anti-fungal activity with a high MIC value of 128 μg ml(-1) against Cryptococcus neoformans and Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Fifteen ester derivatives of altholactone 1-15 were modified by esterification and their structures were confirmed by spectroscopic methods. Most of the ester derivatives exhibited stronger anti-fungal(More)
Two proteins with molecular mass 65 kDa, a heat shock protein, and an S1-like protein were found in a 30S ribosomal subunit from Mycobacterium bovis BCG. The 17-kDa protein in the 30S subunit was homologous to alpha-crystallin heat shock protein, and the 16-kDa protein in the 50S subunit was homologous to the L7/L12 protein. The latter provoked a strong(More)
Cholangiocarcinoma in northeast Thailand is associated with liver fluke infection. Mechanisms of inactivation of the p15(INK4b), p16(INK4a), and p14(ARF) have been reported in many human cancers but have not hitherto been studied in liver fluke-related cholangiocarcinoma, particularly genetic and epigenetic effects on protein expression. We investigated(More)