Yi Wei Tang


Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA


  1. Tang Y, von Graevenitz A, Waddington M, Hopkins M, Smith D, Li H, et al. Identification of coryneform bacterial isolates by ribosomal DNA sequence analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2000;38:1676-8 pubmed
    ..5 to 18.5 h. These data demonstrate that the MicroSeq 500 16S bacterial sequencing kit provides a potentially powerful method for the definitive identification of clinical coryneform bacterium isolates. ..
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    Tang Y. Molecular diagnostics of atypical pneumonia. Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2003;24:1308-13 pubmed
    ..Gradually becoming standardized and widely available, the future will see some promising molecular methods become a mainstay in clinical laboratories for recognition and diagnosis of atypical pneumonia pathogens. ..
  3. Tang Y, Kilic A, Yang Q, McAllister S, Li H, Miller R, et al. StaphPlex system for rapid and simultaneous identification of antibiotic resistance determinants and Panton-Valentine leukocidin detection of staphylococci from positive blood cultures. J Clin Microbiol. 2007;45:1867-73 pubmed
  4. Tang Y, Han J, McCormac M, Li H, Stratton C. Staphylococcus pseudolugdunensis sp. nov., a pyrrolidonyl arylamidase/ornithine decarboxylase-positive bacterium isolated from blood cultures. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008;60:351-9 pubmed publisher
    ..On the basis of the close biochemical reactions with S. lugdunensis and phylogenetic evidence, these isolates are proposed the designation Staphylococcus pseudolugdunensis sp. nov. ..
  5. Tang Y, Sriram S, Li H, Yao S, Meng S, Mitchell W, et al. Qualitative and quantitative detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA in cerebrospinal fluid from multiple sclerosis patients and controls. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e5200 pubmed publisher
    ..pneumoniae DNA in CSF. The TaqMan system may not be sensitive enough for diagnostic purposes due to the low C. pneumoniae copies existing in the majority of CSF specimens from MS patients. ..
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    Tang Y, Li H, Wu H, Shyr Y, Edwards K. Host single-nucleotide polymorphisms and altered responses to inactivated influenza vaccine. J Infect Dis. 2007;196:1021-5 pubmed
    ..041). These data indicate that host polymorphisms play a role in determining responses to influenza vaccine. ..
  7. Tang Y. Duplex PCR assay simultaneously detecting and differentiating Bartonella quintana, B. henselae, and Coxiella burnetii in surgical heart valve specimens. J Clin Microbiol. 2009;47:2647-50 pubmed publisher
    ..quintana, B. henselae, and C. burnetii, respectively, by the dPCR assay, which matched the results obtained by universal bacterial 16S rRNA gene amplification and sequencing...