The Rapid Detection of Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus2023-10-25
The PCR-CE method developed in this study may help monitor food safety in the future. It may also be extended to identify other foodborne pathogens across a wide range of food samples.
Direct SARS-CoV-2 Detection System Utilizing Simple-to-Use Capillary Gel Electrophoresis2022-11-08
We present a Direct SARS-CoV-2 Detection System that achieves sample-to-results in less than two hours in three simple steps. The Detection System includes Direct one-step Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR) reagents (Qexp-MDx kit), a portable thermal cycler (Qamp-mini) with a pre-programmed chip, and a simple-to-use Capillary Gel Electrophoresis system (Qsep Series Bio-Fragment Analyzer) with high fluorescence detection sensitivity to solve the problems associated with traditional real-time PCR (qPCR) systems which produce inaccurate test results with high false negative and false positive rates. The proposed simple-to-use detection platform can provide high detection sensitivity (identify less than 20 copies), fast results (less than 120 minutes), and cost-effective results which should be suitable for decentralized testing applications of COVID-19.
High MTHFR promoter methylation levels in men confer protection against ischemic stroke2020-04-29
The MTHFR gene encodes methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase required for the metabolism of homocysteine (Hcy) – a previously reported independent risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). In this study, we first aimed to clarify the association between DNA methylation leve
Simultaneous Identification of 6 Pathogens Causing Porcine Reproductive Failure by Using Multiplex2020-04-18
Oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation on human cerebral organoids alters expression related2020-04-01
Ischemic stroke is one of the most common neurological disease. However, the impact of ischemic stroke on human cerebral tissue remains largely unknown; due to a lack of ischemic human brain samples. In this study, we used cerebral organoids derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells to eva
Genome-wide association study and fine mapping reveals candidate genes for birth weight2020-03-27
Birth weight of pigs is an important economic factor in the livestock industry. The identification of the genes and variants that underlie birth weight is of great importance. In this study, we integrated two genotyping methods, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip analysis and restriction site associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) to genotype genome-wide SNPs. In total, 45,175 and 139,634 SNPs were detected with the SNP chip and RAD-seq, respectively. The genome-wide association study (GWAS) of the combined SNP panels identified two significant loci located at chr1: 97,745,041 and chr4: 112,031,589, that explained 6.36% and 4.25% of the phenotypic variance respect