Cordelia Bommeli

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Trophozoites of Giardia duodenalis express at their cell surface variant-specific proteins (VSPs) that are believed to contribute to the protection of the parasite from immunological and other host defense mechanisms. In the present study, we have cloned and characterized the gene encoding a VSP (VSP4A1, originally designated CRISP-90) that is expressed by(More)
The trophozoites of Giardia duodenalis are covered by a coat composed of an apparently single species of a group of novel, cysteine-rich proteins. These variant-specific surface proteins (VSPs) can be changed by sequential expression of different VSP genes, a process for which a gradual exchange of VSP molecules appears to be required. In the present study,(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of functional dyspepsia (FD) is multi-factorial. Its prevalence is high and it considerably impairs the patients' quality of life. The treatment options are limited. Padma Digestin, a multi-herbal formula from Tibetan Medicine, is traditionally used in malabsorption and dyspeptic symptoms as they do occur in FD, but as yet no(More)
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