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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of three major infectious diseases, and the control of TB is becoming more difficult because of the emergence of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant strains. In this study, we explored the (1)H NMR-based metabolomics of TB using an aerobic TB infection model. Global profiling was applied to characterize the responses(More)
Meningococcal disease has been regarded as a very rare infection in Korea. Until now, there have been no reports on the serological or genetic characterization of Neisseria meningitidis isolates in Korea. This study was the first report of the serogroup, PorA VR subtype, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and(More)
An epidemiological survey of human enterobacterial infections was conducted to determine the prevalence of enteropathogens in the Republic of Korea during one year, 2003. We tested for infectious diseases in 26,992 stool samples obtained from people who visited clinics located in six big cities and six rural provinces. From these samples, we isolated 1,291(More)
Chlamydophila pneumoniae is a Gram-negative intracellular obligate human pathogen and accounts for 5-10% of cases of community-acquired pneumonia. However, isolating and culturing this pathogen is difficult, so there have been several studies searching for new biomarkers for its diagnosis. In this study, we obtained immunogenic proteins of C. pneumoniae(More)
An outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus infections occurred in a university with an enrollment of 80 students in the city of Daejon, Republic of Korea. All nine S. aureus isolates from patients (n = 7), staff members (n = 1), and the fried chicken served as the lunch (n = 1) harbored the enterotoxin A gene and showed an identical antibioticresistant profile,(More)
In Korea, Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in 255/2,089 respiratory specimens collected during 2000-2011; 80 isolates carried 23S rRNA gene mutations, and 69/123 culture-positive samples with the mutation were resistant to 5 macrolides. During 2000-2011, prevalence of the mutation increased substantially. These findings have critical implications for the(More)
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous in the environment and can cause nosocomial infections in immunocompromised patients. Recently the presence of NTM in public drinking water and hospital water distribution systems has been reported. Their ability to form biofilms and their resistance to chlorine both contribute to their survival and(More)
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a major cause of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised patients, making the reliable and rapid identification of NTM to the species level very important for the treatment of such patients. Therefore, this study evaluated the usefulness of the novel target genes tuf and tmRNA for the identification of NTM to the(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in fecal Escherichia coli isolates from healthy persons and patients with diarrhea. METHODS E. coli isolates (n = 428) were obtained from fecal samples of apparently healthy volunteers and hospitalized patients with diarrhea. Susceptibility patterns of isolates to 16(More)
Dysregulation of phospholipase D (PLD) has been found in several types of human cancer, but the underlying regulatory mechanism remains poorly-understood. Herein we found PLD inhibition in human H460 lung cancer cells has anti-tumorigenic effects such as stimulation of apoptosis and autophagy. In the present study, in order to identify the responsible key(More)