Worawidh Wajjwalku

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In groups with multiple males, direct mate competition may select for the evolution of dominance hierarchies that sort males into a queue for access to fertile females. The priority-of-access (PoA) model proposed by Altmann in 1962 makes explicit predictions about the resulting paternity distribution based on an interaction between male dominance rank and(More)
The potential of macaque Macaca nemestrina leonina in Thailand to be infected by endemic arboviruses was assessed. The prevalence of antibodies of three arboviruses actively circulating in Thailand was determined by Plaque Reduction Neutralization assay procedures using samples from captive colonies in Northern Thailand. Out of 38 macaques, 9 (24%)(More)
There are several isoforms of interleukin (IL) -15 generated by alternating splicing. We reported previously that alternative IL-15 transgenic (Tg) mice expressing an IL-15 cDNA isoform encoding nonsecretable IL-15 protein had an impaired ability to produce IL-15. In this study, we found that expression of endogenous IL-15 mRNA but not tumor necrosis factor(More)
We investigated the frequency of rearrangements of the ret and trk proto-oncogenes in Japanese thyroid tumors. DNAs from 38 thyroid papillary carcinomas and 14 follicular adenomas were analyzed by Southern blotting. Rearrangements of the ret and trk proto-oncogenes were detected in one and two papillary carcinomas, respectively, but not in follicular(More)
Abstract. The objectives of this study were to clone the conserved region of leptospiral immunoglobulin-like protein (lig) gene and evaluate the utility of the recombinant Lig as an ELISA antigen for detection of leptospiral antibodies in canine sera. Leptospira kirschneri serovar Grippotyposa strain Moskva V was chosen to be a target for cloning the(More)
Interleukin (IL)-15, a pleiotropic cytokine, is involved in the development and maintenance of NK cells and memory CD8+ T cells. We examined the effects of in vivo overexpression of IL-15 on protection against 2 types of murine B16 melanoma lines, MHC class I-negative B16.44 and MHC class I-positive B16F10 cells, using IL-15 transgenic (Tg) mice that we(More)
A CD30 ligand (CD30L, CD153) is a type II membrane-associated glycoprotein belonging to the TNF family. To illustrate the potential role of CD30L in CD4(+) Th1 cell responses, we investigated the fate of Ag-specific CD4(+) T cells in CD30L-deficient (CD30L(-/-)) mice after Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) infection. The number of bacteria(More)
Pilasombut, K., Sakpuaram, T., Wajjwalku, W., Nitisinprasert, S., Swetwiwathana, A., Zendo, T., Fujita, K., Nakayama, J. and Sonomoto, K. Purification and amino acid sequence of a bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus salivarius K7 isolated from chicken intestine Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol., 2006, 28(Suppl. 1) : 121-131 A bacteriocin-producing strain,(More)
We have recently succeeded in producing transgenic mice carrying a hybrid gene consisting of mouse metallothionein promoter-enhancer and the ret oncogene (MT/ret). (Iwamoto et al., 1991b). A retroperitoneal tumour developed in one of 17 MT/ret transgenic founder mice. Histological analysis revealed that the tumour consisted of undifferentiated neuroblasts(More)
The distribution of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) antigens was studied by the immunoperoxidase method in the II-TES and I-TES mouse strains as well as their progenitors, CS and DBA/2 strains. In the II-TES, I-TES and CS strains, and BALB/c mice foster-nursed with these strains, MMTV antigens were found not only in epithelial cells of the mammary glands(More)