Zhijie Liu



  1. Wang J, Liu J, Yang J, Liu Z, Wang X, Li Y, et al. Molecular detection and genetic diversity of Babesia canis canis in pet dogs in Henan Province, China. Parasitol Int. 2019;71:37-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The sequences were compared with those in GenBank, and alignments showed that all B. canis canis isolates belonged to genotype B. This is the first report of B. canis canis infection in dogs in China. ..
  2. Han R, Yang J, Mukhtar M, Chen Z, Niu Q, Lin Y, et al. Molecular detection of Anaplasma infections in ixodid ticks from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Infect Dis Poverty. 2019;8:12 pubmed publisher
    ..Anaplasma infection is associated with tick species, gender and distribution. These data will be helpful for understanding prevalence status of Anaplasma infections in ticks in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. ..
  3. Wang J, Liu J, Yang J, Wang X, Li Z, Jianlin X, et al. The first molecular detection and genetic diversity of Babesia caballi and Theileria equi in horses of Gansu province, China. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 2019;10:528-532 pubmed publisher
    ..equi genotypes (C and E) and one B. caballi genotype (A). The molecular epidemiological and genetic diversity results provide important epidemiological data for control of equine piroplasmosis caused by T. equi and B. caballi in China. ..
  4. Zhai B, Niu Q, Liu Z, Yang J, Pan Y, Li Y, et al. First detection and molecular identification of Borrelia species in Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) from Northwest China. Infect Genet Evol. 2018;64:149-155 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings of this study indicate that the Bactrian camel may serve as a potential natural host of Lyme disease and/or relapsing fever in China. ..
  5. Li Y, Chen Z, Liu Z, Liu J, Yang J, Li Q, et al. First report of Theileria and Anaplasma in the Mongolian gazelle, Procapra gutturosa. Parasit Vectors. 2014;7:614 pubmed publisher
    ..gutturosa in China. Our results extend our understanding of the epidemiology of theileriosis and anaplasmosis in P. gutturosa, and will facilitate the implementation of measures to control these tick-borne diseases in China. ..
  6. Lu Y, Wang Y, Li Y, Gou H, Luo J, Yin H, et al. Identification and characterization of Tu88, an antigenic gene from Theileria uilenbergi. Exp Parasitol. 2015;153:63-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggest that Tu88 is a potential candidate antigen for the development of a sero-diagnostic tool. ..
  7. Li Y, Yang J, Chen Z, Qin G, Li Y, Li Q, et al. Anaplasma infection of Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) and ticks in Xinjiang, China. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:313 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of A. platys in Bactrian camels in Xinjiang, China. The moderate positivity observed indicates that these animals might be a natural host for this pathogen in China. ..
  8. Niu Q, Liu Z, Yu P, Yang J, Abdallah M, Guan G, et al. Genetic characterization and molecular survey of Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina and Babesia ovata in cattle, dairy cattle and yaks in China. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:518 pubmed publisher
    ..The data obtained in this study can be used to plan effective control strategies against babesiosis in China. ..
  9. Lu Y, Guan G, Jiang T, Li Y, Yang J, Liu G, et al. Development of an immunochromatographic strip for the serodiagnosis of Theileria infection in sheep. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:621 pubmed publisher
    ..This is a rapid test (approximately 15 min to completion) for the detection of T. uilenbergi and/or T. luwenshuni infection that is easy to perform and; delivers results that are visible to the naked eye. ..

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  1. Yang J, Liu Z, Niu Q, Liu J, Xie J, Chen Q, et al. Evaluation of different nested PCRs for detection of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in ruminants and ticks. BMC Vet Res. 2016;12:35 pubmed publisher
    ..Two A. phagocytophilum genotypes were identified, that varied between sheep and cattle in sample collection sites. This report provides more valuable information for the diagnosis and management of granulocytic anaplasmosis in China. ..
  2. Yu P, Niu Q, Liu Z, Yang J, Chen Z, Guan G, et al. Molecular epidemiological surveillance to assess emergence and re-emergence of tick-borne infections in tick samples from China evaluated by nested PCRs. Acta Trop. 2016;158:181-188 pubmed publisher
    ..qinghaiensis, and I. persulcatus and Ehrlichia canis (named E. canis-like) from Haemaphysalis bispinosa were also detected in this work. ..
  3. Niu Q, Liu Z, Yang J, Yu P, Pan Y, Zhai B, et al. Genetic diversity and molecular characterization of Babesia motasi-like in small ruminants and ixodid ticks from China. Infect Genet Evol. 2016;41:8-15 pubmed publisher
    ..B. motasi-like infections have not previously been reported in D. silvarum, I. persulcatus or R. sanguineus. The findings obtained in this study could be used for planning effective control strategies against babesiosis in China. ..
  4. Yang J, Liu Z, Niu Q, Tian Z, Liu J, Guan G, et al. Tick-borne zoonotic pathogens in birds in Guangxi, Southwest China. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:637 pubmed publisher
    ..were identified in wild birds in southwest China. The presence of these agents in birds increases the potential spread over long distances and the risk of transmission of infection from birds to new hosts, including humans. ..
  5. Zhai B, Niu Q, Yang J, Liu Z, Liu J, Yin H, et al. Identification and molecular survey of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in sika deer (Cervus nippon) from Jilin Province, north-eastern China. Acta Trop. 2017;166:54-57 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first report of Borrelia pathogens in sika deer in China. The findings in this study indicated that sika deer as potential natural host and may spread Lyme disease pathogen to animals, ticks, and even humans. ..
  6. Niu Q, Liu Z, Yang J, Gao S, Pan Y, Guan G, et al. Genetic characterization and molecular survey of Babesia sp. Xinjiang infection in small ruminants and ixodid ticks in China. Infect Genet Evol. 2017;49:330-335 pubmed publisher
    ..Xinjiang from field blood and tick samples indicated 100% identity. The presence of Babesia sp. Xinjiang infection may increase in China. Novel potential transmitting vectors might be more extensive than previously thought. ..
  7. Wang Z, Yang J, Niu Q, Brayton K, Luo J, Liu G, et al. Identification of Anaplasma ovis appendage-associated protein (AAAP) for development of an indirect ELISA and its application. Parasit Vectors. 2017;10:359 pubmed publisher
    ..Using rAAAP an indirect ELISA assay was established, and the assay has been proven to be an alternative serological diagnostic tool for investigating the prevalence of ovine anaplasmosis of sheep and goats. ..