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Organisms co-habiting with bacteria have developed efficient bactericidal agents to control their microbe-rich environment. The Ascaris nematode lives in its final development stages in the gut of its host and is believed to feed on bacteria. Ascaris suum survive in pig intestine while A. lumbricoides is the principal species in humans. Here we show that A.(More)
The hallmarks of Alzheimer disease are amyloid-β plaques and neurofibrillary tangles accompanied by signs of neuroinflammation. Lysozyme is a major player in the innate immune system and has recently been shown to prevent the aggregation of amyloid-β1-40 in vitro. In this study we found that patients with Alzheimer disease have increased lysozyme levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical diagnosis of parkinsonian syndromes like Parkinson's disease (PD), corticobasal degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is hampered by overlapping symptomatology and lack of diagnostic biomarkers, and definitive diagnosis is only possible post-mortem. OBJECTIVE Since impaired protein degradation plays an important(More)
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