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Sarcoidosis and NOD1 variation with impaired recognition of intracellular Propionibacterium acnes.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. NOD2 mutations have been shown to predispose to granulomatous diseases, including Crohn's disease, Blau syndrome, and early-onsetExpand
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Helicobacter pylori invades the gastric mucosa and translocates to the gastric lymph nodes
Helicobacter pylori has been considered to be non-invasive and to rarely infiltrate the gastric mucosa, even though there is an active Th1 immune response in the lamina propria of the H.Expand
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Complete Genome Sequence of a Propionibacterium acnes Isolate from a Sarcoidosis Patient
ABSTRACT Propionibacterium acnes is a human skin commensal that resides preferentially within sebaceous follicles and is the only microorganism that has been isolated from sarcoid lesions. We reportExpand
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Localization and density of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Tannerella forsythia in gingival and subgingival granulation tissues affected by chronic or aggressive periodontitis
Porphyromonas gingivalis and Tannerella forsythia have been thought to be associated with periodontitis; however comprehensive histopathological localization of bacteria in affected human periodontalExpand
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Letter. Thermochemistry and high-pressure equilibria of the post-perovskite phase transition in CaIrO3
Abstract To study the ambient analog of the deep mantle MgSiO3 perovskite to post-perovskite phase transition, high-temperature drop calorimetry experiments of perovskite and post-perovskite phasesExpand
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Localization of Propionibacterium acnes in granulomas supports a possible etiologic link between sarcoidosis and the bacterium
Sarcoidosis likely results from the exposure of a genetically susceptible subject to an environmental agent, possibly an infectious one. Mycobacterial and propionibacterial organisms are the mostExpand
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Characterization of Propionibacterium acnes isolates from sarcoid and non-sarcoid tissues with special reference to cell invasiveness, serotype, and trigger factor gene polymorphism.
Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Propionibacterium acnes is the only microorganism so far isolated from sarcoid lesions. To examine whether P. acnes isolates fromExpand
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Autophagy Induced by Intracellular Infection of Propionibacterium acnes
Background Sarcoidosis is caused by Th1-type immune responses to unknown agents, and is linked to the infectious agent Propionibacterium acnes. Many strains of P. acnes isolated from sarcoid lesionsExpand
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Complete genome sequence of the serotype k Streptococcus mutans strain LJ23.
Streptococcus mutans is the major pathogen of dental caries and occasionally causes infective endocarditis. Here we report the complete genome sequence of serotype k S. mutans strain LJ23, which wasExpand
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Propionibacterium acnes catalase induces increased Th1 immune response in sarcoidosis patients.
BACKGROUND Propionibacterium acnes is one of the most commonly implicated etiologic agents of sarcoidosis. We screened antigenic proteins from this indigenous bacterium that increase Th1 responses inExpand
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