Qingli Niu



  1. 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. ..
  2. Niu Q, Marchand J, Yang C, Bonsergent C, Guan G, Yin H, et al. Rhoptry-associated protein (rap-1) genes in the sheep pathogen Babesia sp. Xinjiang: Multiple transcribed copies differing by 3' end repeated sequences. Vet Parasitol. 2015;211:158-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Even if the nucleotide sequences varied, 6 repeats encoded the same stretch of amino acids. Transcription of at least four α and two β genes was demonstrated by standard RT-PCR. ..
  3. 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. ..
  4. 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. ..
  5. 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. ..
  6. 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. ..
  7. 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. ..
  8. 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. ..
  9. 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. ..

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  1. Niu Q, Bonsergent C, Rogniaux H, Guan G, Malandrin L, Moreau E. RAP-1a is the main rhoptry-associated-protein-1 (RAP-1) recognized during infection with Babesia sp. BQ1 (Lintan) (B. motasi-like phylogenetic group), a pathogen of sheep in China. Vet Parasitol. 2016;232:48-57 pubmed publisher
  2. 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. ..