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We describe a case of naturally acquired infection with Plasmodium knowlesi in Thailand. Diagnosis was confirmed by the small subunit ribosomal RNA and the mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences. The occurrence of simian malaria in human has signified the roles of wild primate populations in disease transmission in some malaria-endemic areas.
Bone marrow stromal antigen 2 (BST-2, also known as tetherin) is a recently identified interferon-inducible host restriction factor that can block the production of enveloped viruses by trapping virus particles at the cell surface. This antiviral effect is counteracted by the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) accessory protein viral protein U(More)
Recently, APOBEC3G has been identified as a host factor that blocks retroviral replication. It introduces G to A hypermutations in newly synthesized minus strand viral cDNA at the step of reverse transcription in target cells. Here, we identified the human APOBEC3F protein as another host factor that blocks human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)(More)
Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) is a severe invasive infection characterized by the sudden onset of shock and multiorgan failure; it has a high mortality rate. Although a number of studies have attempted to determine the crucial factors behind the onset of STSS, the responsible genes in group A Streptococcus have not been clarified. We previously(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare malignancy that sometimes occurs in the skin of elderly people. Recently, a new human polyomavirus, Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) was identified in Merkel cell carcinoma. In the present study, MCPyV-DNA was detected in 6 of 11 (55%) cases of Merkel cell carcinoma by nested PCR and real-time PCR. Histologically,(More)
In recent years, several laboratories have reported on the cloning of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) genomes as bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) in Escherichia coli and on procedures to manipulate these genomes by using the bacterial recombination machinery. However, the HSV-BACs reported so far are either replication incompetent or infectious,(More)
We assessed the requirement of the host cytoskeleton for the intracytosolic transport of incoming human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) capsids. Treatments with microtubule (MT)-depolymerizing drugs nocodazole and colchicine led to a drastic decrease in levels of IE1 antigen, whereas cytochalasin B had no effect on the level of IE1 as determined by Western blot(More)
A genomic characterization of hepatitis B virus (HBV) was done for 56 pre-S1/pre-S2 genes and 10 full-length HBV genotype C isolates from five Asian countries. Phylogenetic analysis of the pre-S1/pre-S2 genes revealed two major groups within genotype C: one for isolates from southeast Asia including Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand (named HBV/C1) and the other(More)
BACKGROUND Now that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is being initiated on a large scale in West Africa, it remains controversial whether protease inhibitors (PIs), originally designed and tested against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) subtype B, are equally effective against the non-B subtypes that are prevalent in West African(More)
To investigate the expression of human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-encoded proteins in the cells of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD), nine rabbit polyclonal antibodies to K2, ORF26, K8, K8.1, K10, K11, ORF59, ORF65, and ORF73 were developed. Western blot analysis in PEL cell lines (TY-1 and BCBL-1)(More)