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Glycoproteins display carbohydrate facets that serve as adhesion receptors for cells including leukocytes and bacterial cells. Our aim was to understand the role of the specialized carbohydrate motifs carried by highly glycosylated human salivary proteins in regulating the oral ecology. To date, our structural studies suggest that these molecules display a(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is a member of the family Picornaviridae that has caused severe economic losses in many countries of the world. Regular vaccinations have been effectively used to control foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in countries where the disease is enzootic. Distinguishing between infected and vaccinated animals in herds after(More)
We studied the incidence of pathogenic bacteria and concurrent infections with human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and 2 in biopsy samples from the placenta and decidua of women with healthy pregnancies. By polymerase chain reaction analysis, we found that 38% of placental samples were positive for selected bacteria and(More)
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a swine disease of major economic importance that causes reproductive and respiratory problems in pigs. In the present study, one strain of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) was isolated in Xinjiang province, Northwest China, designated XJu-1. The full-length genome of XJu-1(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), is a highly contagious infectious disease that affects domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals worldwide. In recent years, a series of outbreaks of serotype A FMD have occurred in many countries. High-affinity neutralizing antibodies against a conserved epitope have the potential(More)
Two distinct clones of the VP60 capsid protein gene of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus were amplified from mixed liver tissue of rabbits collected from the same farm in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China in 2002. The results of DNA sequence analysis showed that the length of the VP60 gene in the first clone was 1,740 bp, similar to other VP60(More)
A recombinant goatpox virus was constructed in which an enhanced green fluorescent protein gene was inserted under the control of the 11K late promoter, a guanine phosphoribosyltransferase gene was inserted under the control of the 7.5K early/late promoter, and exogenous genes were inserted into an intergenic region between loci gp_24 and gp_24.5 of the(More)
Sex dimorphic growth pattern has significant theory and application implications in fish. Recently, a Y- and X-specific allele marker-assisted sex control technique has been developed for mass production of all-male population in yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco), but the genetic information for sex determination and sex control breeding has remained(More)
Yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) is an important freshwater fish species in China. In particular, an all-male population has been commercially produced for the males grow faster than females. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying sexual dimorphism of body size and sex differentiation are still unclear in yellow catfish. This study attempts to(More)
Yellow catfish (Pelteobagrus fulvidraco) is one of the most important freshwater fish due to its delicious flesh and high nutritional value. However, lack of sufficient simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers has hampered the progress of genetic selection breeding and molecular research for yellow catfish. To this end, we aimed to develop and characterize(More)