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H9N2 influenza virus is undergoing extensive genetic and antigenic evolution, warranting detailed antigenic mapping of its hemagglutinin (HA). Through examining antibody escape mutants of an Asian avian H9N2 virus, we identified 9 critical amino acid positions in H9 antigenic sites. Five of these positions, 164, 167, 168, 196, and 207, have not been(More)
In this study, 396 samples from diarrheic pigs on 46 pig farms in Jiangsu Province, China, were analyzed by RT-PCR. One-hundred eighty-one pigs from 37 farms tested positive for porcine kobuvirus (PKV). Phylogenetic analysis of the 3D gene from 19 isolates showed sequence homology of 88.0 %-100 % and 69.4 %-100 % for nucleotides and amino acids,(More)
BACKGROUND Five isolates (JS09GY2, JS09GY3, JS09GY4, JS09GY5, and JS09GY6) of avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) were isolated from six infected commercial layer flocks displaying both hemangioma and myeloid leukosis (ML), which shared the same parental line, in China in 2009. RESULTS All six of the commercial layer chickens examined showed(More)
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an oncogenic herpesvirus that causes a disease in chickens characterized by tumor formation and immunosuppression. In this paper, we identified differentially expressed proteins in the bursa of Fabricius of chickens infected with the highly virulent MDV strain RB1B, using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis on samples from(More)
Marek’s disease virus (MDV) is a highly cell-associated herpesvirus that causes a disease in chickens characterized by tumor formation and immunosuppression. The changes of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) expression in different MDV-infected cells are not completely understood. In this study, we investigated the expression of the Class I MHC and(More)
Envelope glycoprotein of avian leukosis virus Subgroup J (ALV-J) determines the host range of virus infection and cross-neutralization patterns. The truncated envelope genes of avian lecukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) were amplified by PCR and cloned them into pGEX-5X-3 vector for expressing envGST-fusion protein. Western blot analysis results showed that(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of morphine on CD4-positive T cells differentiation and the transcriptional factors induced by phorbol myristate acetate (PMA) and ionomycin. CD4-positive lymphocytes separated from healthy volunteers were incubated by PMA (25 ng/ml) + ionomycin (1 μg/ml) with or without the presence of morphine, ketamine,(More)
AIM To investigate the effect of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist on T helper (TH) cell differentiation and intracellular transcriptional factors in vitro. METHODS Ten male healthy volunteers (aged 20-45 y, BMI 18-25) were enrolled in this study. Twenty milliliters peripheral blood was collected in the morning from fasted volunteers and(More)
Lithium, an effective mood stabilizer for the treatment of bipolar disorders, has been recently suggested to have a role in neuroprotection during neurodegenerative diseases. The pathogenesis of neurological disorders often involves the activation of microglia and associated inflammatory processes. Thus, in this study, we aimed to understand the role of(More)
BACKGROUND Chicken anemia virus (CAV) is the causative agent of chicken infectious anemia (CIA). A high prevalence of CAV has been reported in China. However, VP1 sequences of Chinese isolates show no clear genotype clustering or correlation with geographic origin. Therefore, the present study aimed to detect and characterize CAV isolates from China based(More)