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The co-infection of porcine reproductive respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is quite common in clinical settings and no effective treatment to the co-infection is available. In this study, we established the porcine alveolar macrophages (PAM) cells model co-infected with PRRSV/PCV2 with modification in vitro, and(More)
CONTEXT The prevalence of infectious bursal disease has brought about enormous financial losses to the world poultry industry. Chinese herb medicines can provide valuable materials for discovery and development of new drugs. OBJECTIVE To screen constituents derived from Chinese herb medicines for their antiviral activity against infectious bursal disease(More)
Jing Cheng1, Junbing Jiang1, Junxing Zhao1, Zhirui Wang2,3, Yaogui Sun1, Haili Ma1, Kuohai Fan1, Wei Yin1, Na Sun1, Zhiwei Wang1, Xin Zhao1, and Hongquan Li1* College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu 030801, China Transplantation Biology Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical(More)
Seventeen compounds derived from traditional Chinese medicines (TCMs) were tested for their antiviral activity against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) in vitro. Visualization with the cytopathologic effect (CPE) assay and the 3-(4, 5-dimethyithiazol- 2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide test were used to determine the 50%(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies demonstrated that sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS) could inhibit MDV replication in vitro. The mechanism about how STS inhibits MDV replication is still not well understood. OBJECTIVE In this study, we evaluated the effect of STS on gB gene/protein of Marek's disease virus (MDV). MATERIALS AND METHODS The concentration of(More)
Cystatin 11 (CST11) belongs to the cystatin type 2 family of cysteine protease inhibitors and exhibits antimicrobial activity in vitro. In this study, we describe the expression and purification of recombinant porcine CST11 in the Pichia pastoris system. We then assess its antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus,(More)
The aims of the present study were to investigate the effects of esculetin on the proliferation of human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC-7721 cells and to determine the underlying mechanism behind this activity. An MTT assay was used to assess cell proliferation, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction was used to determine the relative(More)
Primate complement receptor type 1 (CR1) protein, a single-chain transmembrane glycoprotein, plays an important role in immune adherence and clearing complement-opsonized immune complexes. Here, the mRNA of the porcine primate-like complement receptor (CR1-like) gene was analyzed, and two domain sequences with potential functions were cloned into the(More)
Natural killer (NK)-lysin, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial peptide, has antitumor and antibactericidal activities against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. In this study the recombinant porcine NK-lysin was expressed and purified in the Pichia pastoris system, and then 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide was used to(More)
In the present study, we obtain a mouse anti-porcine complement receptor type 1 (CR1)-like monoclonal antibody (McAb) and use this McAb to verify the existence of CR1-like protein on porcine erythrocytes. Our results confirm that CR1-like protein is localized on the surface of porcine erythrocytes. Mouse immunoglobulin G inhibited the binding of(More)