Sueng-Hyun Lee

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Molecular mechanisms related to occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, particularly those based on genotype C infection, have rarely been determined thus far in the ongoing efforts to determine infection mechanisms. Therefore, we aim to elucidate the mutation patterns in the surface open reading frame (S ORF) underlying occult infections of HBV genotype(More)
The nucleotide sequences (604 bp) of partial heat-shock protein genes (hsp65) from 161 Mycobacterium strains containing 56 reference Mycobacterium species and 105 clinical isolates were determined and compared. hsp65 sequence analysis showed a higher degree of divergence between Mycobacterium species than did 16S rRNA gene analysis. Generally, the topology(More)
The RNA polymerase beta-subunit genes (rpoB) of 67 Streptomyces strains, representing 57 species, five Kitasatospora strains and Micromonospora echinospora KCTC 9549 were partially sequenced using a pair of rpoB PCR primers. Among the streptomycetes, 99.7-100 % similarity within the same species and 90.2-99.3 % similarity at the interspecific level were(More)
A method based on PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis (PRA) using a novel region of the hsp65 gene was developed for the rapid and exact identification of mycobacteria to the species level. A 644 bp region of hsp65 in 62 mycobacteria reference strains, and 4 related bacterial strains were amplified, and the amplified DNAs were subsequently(More)
In a previous phylogenetic study of the genus Streptomyces using the rpoB gene, N531, which stands for an aspargine residue in position 531 of RpoB instead of serine (S531), known to be associated with natural rifampin resistance in several organisms, was also observed in the RpoB of several Streptomyces species. To determine whether N531 is associated with(More)
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