The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Denaturing HPLC for high-throughput screening of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of denaturation high-performance liquid chromatography (dHPLC) as a rapid method to detect rifampicin (RMP) resistance based on mutations in the rpoB gene in a high-volume laboratory setting. METHODS: A total of 132 RMP-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with different rpoB mutation were used to optimise the running condition of dHPLC as a pilot study. A blind correlation study was subsequently done between dHPLC and in vitro RMP susceptibility tests on 3167 M. tuberculosis strains in a high-throughput clinical setting. RESULTS: In the pilot study, rpoB mutation could be detected on 116/132 (87.9%) RMP-resistant strains by dHPLC. In the second phase of the study, 84/3107 (2.7%) clinical M. tuberculosis isolates were RMP-resistant. The sensitivity and specificity of dHPLC in the prediction of RMP resistance were 70/84 (83.3%) and 70/77 (91.0%), respectively. The specificity became 100% when 511 Leu to Pro mutation was excluded from the RMP resistance-related genetic changes. CONCLUSION: In the detection of RMP resistance in a high-throughput laboratory setting, dHPLC has been demonstrated to be rapid, simple, workable, automatable and inexpensive in terms of running costs and the labour involved.[1]


  1. Denaturing HPLC for high-throughput screening of rifampicin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates. Yip, C.W., Leung, K.L., Wong, D., Cheung, D.T., Chu, M.Y., Tang, H.S., Kam, K.M. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung Dis. (2006) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities