This research library contains a representative list of research articles written by BRI scientists and published in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed technical journals. The articles are organized by area of discipline: Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, and Microbiology and Fermentation. 

Animal Nutrition

Author(s)   Date Name of Article Name of Publication
Shih, J.C.H. 2012 From biogas energy, feed enzyme to new agriculture World Poultry Science Journal, 68:409-416. Erratum: 68:803-806
Shih, J.C.H. and Wang, JJ. 2008 From biogas energy to keratinase technology Biocatalysis and Bioenergy, C.T. Hou and J.K. Shaw (eds.), John Wiley & Son, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey; Pp. 231-238 in
Wang, H.Y., Guo, Y.M. and Shih, J.C.H 2008 Effects of dietary supplementation of keratinase on growth performance, nitrogen retention and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens fed diets with soybean and cottonseed meals. Animal Feed Sci. Tech.,140:376-384.
Shih, J.C.H. and Wang, J.J 2006 Keratinase technology: from feather degradation and feed additive, to prion destruction. CAB Reviews: Perspect. Agri., Vet. Sci. Nutri. Natur. Resourc. 1, No. 42, 1-6.
Chen, C.Y., Rojanatavorn, K., Clark, C. and Shih, J.C.H. 2005 Characterization and enzymatic degradation of Sup35NM, a prion-like protein from yeast. Protein Sci. 14:2228-2235.
Odetallah, N., Wang, J.J., Garlich, J.D. and Shih, J.C.H 2005 Versazyme supplementation of broiler diets improves market growth performance Poultry Sci. 84:858-864.
Wang, J.J., Rojanatavorn, K. and Shih, J. C.H 2004 Increased production of Bacillus keratinase by chromosomal integration of multiple copies of the kerA gene Biotech. Bioeng. 87:459-464

Biochemistry

Author(s) Date Name of Article Name of Publication
Shih, J.C.H. and Wang, J.J 2008 From biogas energy to keratinase technology. pp. 231-238 in Biocatalysis and Bioenergy, C.T. Hou and J.K. Shaw (eds.), John Wiley & Son, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Shih J.C.H and Wang J.J. 2006 Keratinase technology: from feather degradation and feed additive, to prion destruction. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, No. 42, 6 pp.
Wang J.J., R. Borwornpinyo, and JCH Shih 2006 Sup35NM-His6: a prion-like protein useful in prion degradation studies. Enzyme and Microbial Technology (In press). (SCI)
Wang, J.J., W. B. Greenhut, and J.C.H. Shih 2005 Development of an asporogenic Bacillus licheniformis for the production of keratinase. Journal of Applied Microbiology 98:761-767. (SCI)
Wang, J.J., K Rojanatavorn and J. C. H. Shih 2004 Increase production of Bacillus keratinase by chromosomal integration of multiple copies of kerA gene. Biotech Bioeng. 87: 459-464.
Kang IS, Wang J.J., J.C.H. Shih and T.C. Lanier 2004 Extracelluar Production of a Functional Soybean Cysteine Protease Inhibitor in Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.50: 5052-5056.
Odetallah NH, Wang J.J., Garlich JD, Shih JC 2003 Keratinase in starter diets improves growth of broiler chicks. Poult Sci. 82: 664-70 (SCI)
Langeveld, J. P. M., J.J. Wang, G. C. Shih, A. Bossers, G. J. Garssen and Shih, J. C. H. 2003 Enzymatic degradation of prion protein from infected cattle and sheep brain stem. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 188: 1782-9.
Wang, J.J., H.E. Swaisgood, and J.C.H. Shih. 2003 Production and Characterization of immobilized keratinase in Proteolysis and Keratinolysis Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 32: 812-819.
Wang, J.J., H.E. Swaisgood, and J.C.H. Shih 2002 Bioimmobilization of keratinase using Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli systems. Biotech. Bioeng. 81: 421-429
Wang, J. J. and Jason C. H. Shih 1997 Fermentation Production of Keratinase from Bacillus licheniformis PWD-1 and Recombinant B. Subtilis FDB-29. J. Ind. Microb. Biotech. 22: 608-616.

Microbiology and Enzymology

Author(s) Date Name of Article Name of Publication
Stark C.R., BE Spencer, JCH. Shih, CG Chewning and J. J. Wang 2009 Evaluation of keratinase stability in pelleted broiler diets. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 18:30-33 (SCI)
Wang J.J., JD Garlich, and JCH Shih. 2006 Beneficial Effects of Versazyme™ a Keratinase Feed Additive, on Body Weight, Feed Conversion and Breast Yield of Broiler Chickens. Journal of Applied Poultry Research.15:544-550. (SCI)
Odetallah NH, Wang J.J., Garlich JD, Shih JC 2005 Versazyme™ Supplementation of Broiler Diets Improves Market Growth Performance. Poult Sci. 84:858-864. (SCI)
Wang J.J., R. Borwornpinyo, N. Odetallah, and J.C.H. Shih 2005 Enzymatic degradation of a prion-like protein, Sup35NM-His6. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 36: 758–765 (SCI)
Langeveld, J.P.M., Wang, J.J, Shih, G.C., Bossers, A., Garssen, J. and Shih, J.C.H. 2003 Enzymatic inactivation of prion protein in brain stem from infected cattle and sheep J. Inf Dis. 188:1782-1789
Odetellah, N.H., Wang, J.J., Garlich, J.D. and Shih, J.C.H 2003 Effect of keratinase on growth performance of broiler chicks fed starter diets. Poult. Sci. 82:664-670
Wang, J.J. and Shih, J.C.H. 1999 Fermentation Production of Keratinase from Bacillus licheniformis PWD-1 and Recombinant B. subtilis FDB-29 J. Ind. Microb. Biotech. 22:608-616
Lin, X., Kelemen, D. W., Miller, E. S. and Shih, J. C. H. 1995 Nucleotide Sequence and Expression of kerA, the Gene Encoding a Keratinolytic Protease of Bacillus licheniformis PWD- 1. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 61:1469-1474
Lin, X., Lee, C. G., Casale, E. S. and Shih, J. C. H 1992 Purification and Characterization of a Keratinase from a Feather-Degrading Bacillus licheniformis Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 58:3271- 3275
Williams, C.M., Lee, C.G., Garlich, J.D. and Shih, J.C.H 1991 Evaluation of a Bacterial Feather Fermentation Product, Feather-Lysate, as a Feed Protein. Poult. Sci. 70:85-94
Williams, C. M. and Shih, J. C. H. 1989 Enumeration of Some Microbial Groups in Thermophilic Poultry Waste Digesters and Enrichment of a Feather-Degrading Culture J. Appl. Bacteriol. 67:25-35.
Shih, J. C. H. 1988 Pathogen Control by Anaerobic Digestion Pp. 259-265 in Anaerobic Digestion ‘88. Advance in Water Pollution Control, E. R. Hall and P. N. Hobson (eds), Pergammon Press, Oxford.
Shih, J. C. H. 1987 From Anaerobic Digestion to Holistic Farming Chapter 1, in Bioenvironmental System, Vol. II, D. L. Wise (ed.), p. 1-16, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Steinsberger, S. C. and Shih, J. C. H. 1984 The Construction and Operation of a Low-Cost Poultry Waste Digester. Biotech. Bioeng. 26:537- 543
Huang, J. J. and Shih, J. C. H. 1981 The Potential of Biological Methane Generation from Chicken Manure. Biotech. Bioeng. 23:2307-2314