Volume 40
Number 1
January 2009


Table of Contents
Sequence diversity of the C-terminal region of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 in southern Iran  
Z Zamani, MR Razavi, S Sadeghi, S Naddaf, F Pourfallah, F Mirkhani, M Arjmand, H Feizhaddad, ME Rad, M Tameemi, M Assmar 1
Identification of HLA-A24 restricted pre-erythrocytic stage specific T-cell epitopes using Plasmodium falciparum synthetic peptides: a preliminary study  
P Tippawangkosol, T Duangchanda, R Ubalee, R Ruengweerayut, K Hirayama, K Na-Bangchang 10
Risk factors for malaria infection among ethnic minorities in Binh Phuoc, Vietnam  
T Abe, S Honda, S Nakazawa, TD Tuong, NQ Thieu, LX Hung, LK Thuan, K Moji, M Takagi, T Yamamoto 18
Research note. Molecular genetics analysis for co-infection of Brugia malayi and Brugia pahangi in cat reservoirs based on internal transcribed spacer region 1  
S Areekit, S Khuchareontaworn, P Kanjanavas, T Sriyaphai, A Pakpitchareon, P Khawsak, K Chansiri 30
Research note. Development of multiplex polymerase chain reaction for detection of Ehrlichia canis, Babesia spp and Hepatozoon canis in canine blood  
K Kledmanee, S Suwanpakdee, S Krajangwong, J Chatsiriwech, P Suksai, P Suwannachat, L Sariya, R Buddhirongawatr, P Charoonrut, K Chaichoun 35
Cross-mating between Malaysian strains of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the laboratory  
WA Nazni, HL Lee, HAB Dayang, AH Azahari 40
Liver function test results and outcomes in children with acute liver failure due to dengue infection  
V Chongsrisawat, Y Hutagalung, Y Poovorawan 47
Case report. Dengue encephalitis:  
JP Agarwal, PC Bhattacharyya, SK Das, M Sharma, M Gupta 54
Differential expression of aldolase, alpha tubulin and thioredoxin peroxidase in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever patients  
R Thayan, LH Tan, LL Chai See, NS Khairullah, R Yusof, S Devi 56
Research note. Seroprevalence of HIV and hepatitis C co-infection among blood donors in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal  
S Karki, P Ghimire, BR Tiwari, AC Shrestha, A Gautam, M Rajkarnikar 66
Demographic, socio-economic, behavioral and clinical factors predicting virologic failure with generic fixed-dose combination antiretroviral therapy before universal health insurance coverage in northern Thailand  
N Tsuchiya, P Pathipvanich, T Yasuda, Y Mukoyama, A Rojanawiwat, T Matsubayashi , S Saeng-aroon, W Auwanit, A Matsuyama, P Sawanpanyalert, K Ariyoshi 71
HIV-1 drug resistance mutations in children who failed non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy  
S Sungkanuparph, N Apiwattanakul, A Thititanyanont, W Chantratita, S Sirinavin 83
Impact of a public antiretroviral program on TB/HIV mortality: Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia  
B Eng, KP Cain, K Nong, V Chhum, E Sin, S Roeun, S Kim, S Keo, TA Heller, JK Varma 89
Characteristics of HIV-infected tuberculosis patients in Thailand  
W Mankatittham, S Likanonsakul, U Thawornwan, P Kongsanan, W Kittikraisak, C Burapat, S Akksilp, W Sattayawuthipong, C Srinak, S Nateniyom, T Tasaneeyapan, JK Varma 93
Anti-tuberculosis drug resistance and HIV co-infection in Phnom Penh, Cambodia  
S Borann, K Chantary, C Leng, M Saman, D Chan Min, S Chan, D Monchy, J-L Sarthou 104
Tuberculosis co-morbidity and perceptions about health care among HIV-infected plasma donors in rural China  
H-Z Qian, Q Li, H Yao, Y Ruan, S Kristensen, JE Schumacher, SW Pan, Y Shao, ME Kimerling 108
Enhancement of cell-mediated immune response in mice by whole HIV-1 gag in Mycobacterium bovis BCG as a live vaccine candidate  
D Promkhatkaew, N Pinyosukhee, W Thongdeejaroen, R Sutthent, P Sawanpanyalert, P Warachit 113
Construction and characterization of an unmarked aroC deletion mutant of Burkholderia pseudomallei strain A2  
T Srilunchang, T Proungvitaya, S Wongratanacheewin, R Strugnell, P Homchampa 123
In vitro evaluation of a new cefixime-clavulanic acid combination for gram-negative bacteria  
D Rawat, AS Hasan, MR Capoor, S Sarma, D Nair, M Deb, P Pillai, P Aggarwal 131
Outcomes and appropriateness of management of nosocomial Acinetobacter bloodstream infections at a teaching hospital in northeastern Malaysia  
ZZ Deris, A Harun, MN Shafei, RA Rahman, MR Johari 140
SHV-12 extended spectrum β-lactamase associated with high-level ceftazidime resistance in Enterobacter cloacae isolated from Thailand  
U Tansawai, N Boonkerd, P Polwichai, S Dejsirilert, PR Niumsup 148
Expression and characterization of recombinant leptospiral outer membrane protein LipL32 from Leptospira interrogans serovar autumnalis  
N Boonsathorn, G Konghom, K Mongkolsiri, C Jirapongwattana, K Balachandra, P Naigowit, P Sawanpanyalert 155
Sudden unexpected deaths in different age groups at Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand: a retrospective autopsy study during 2003-2007  
J Udnoon, T Chirachariyavej, V Peonim 162
A randomized controlled trial to improve the quality of life of type 2 diabetic patients using a self-help group program  
W Chaveepojnkamjorn, N Pichainarong, FP Schelp, U Mahaweerawat 169
Cadmium exposure in Thai populations from central, northern and northeastern Thailand and the effects of food consumption on cadmium levels  
R Apinan, S Satarug, R Ruengweerayut, W Tassaneeyakul, K Na-Bangchang 177
Indoor air quality in an automotive assembly plant in Selangor, Malaysia  
BA Edimansyah, BN Rusli, L Naing, BA Azwan, BD Aziah 187