[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Thirteen Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis isolates possessing Lancefield's group A antigen recovered from people in Japan during 2000 to 2004 were genotyped. The results indicate that a conserved clone has persisted and spread within Japan, and two different emm types were observed within members of this clone.
Journal of clinical microbiology 05/2008; 46(4):1526-9. · 4.16 Impact Factor
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A one-shot multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was developed for detecting 12 virulence genes of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli. In order to differentiate between the five categories of diarrheagenic E. coli, we selected the target genes: stx1, stx2, and eaeA for enterohemorrhagic E. coli(EHEC); eaeA, bfpA, and EAF for enteropathogenic E. coli(EPEC); invE for enteroinvasive E. coli(EIEC); elt, estp, and esth for enterotoxigenic E. coli(ETEC); CVD432 and aggR for enteroaggregative E. coli(EAggEC); and astA distributed over the categories of diarrheagenic E. coli. In our multiplex PCR system, all 12 targeted genes (stx1, stx2, eaeA, invE, elt, estp, astA, esth, bfpA, aggR, EAF, and CVD432) were amplified in a single PCR reaction in one tube and detected by electrophoresis. Using our multiplex PCR, the 208 clinically isolated strains of diarrheagenic E. coli in our laboratory were successfully categorized and easily analyzed for the presence of virulence plasmids.
Microbiology and Immunology 02/2005; 49(6):485-92. · 1.55 Impact Factor