Deborah J. Stenzel

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Blastocystis hominis is a unicellular organism found commonly in the intestinal tract of humans and many other animals. Very little is known of the basic biology of the organism, and controversy surrounds its taxonomy and pathogenicity. There morphological forms (vacuolar, granular, and ameboid) have been recognized, but recent studies have revealed several(More)
An ultrastructural study of 10 different Blastocystis hominis stocks was undertaken. Three distinct morphological forms, vacuolar, granular and amoeboid, were distinguished. Numerous variations in the organelles and general cell structure were observed between stocks. B. hominis displayed considerable size variation in the vacuolar forms, ranging from 4 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of ureaplasmas in semen and washed semen and to explore their effect on semen andrology variables. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING In vitro fertilization (IVF) unit of a private hospital. PATIENT(S) Three hundred forty-three men participating in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycle. MAIN(More)
A small-molecular-weight antigen that occurs in asexual blood stages in synchronized cultures of Plasmodium falciparum was detected by a monoclonal antibody which inhibits parasite growth in vitro. This antigen, QF116, showed a molecular weight of 15,000 in parasite strain FCR-3K+ from The Gambia and 19,000 in strain FCQ-27 from Papua New Guinea. The(More)
A study of the ultrastructure of Blastocystis hominis in human stools found morphological differences between the organisms seen and those present in laboratory cultures. B. hominis found in stool samples showed little morphological variation with storage time before fixation, but were consistently smaller (approximately 5 microns in diameter), with a(More)
A recombinant vaccinia virus termed pLC201VV was designed to coexpress the L1 and L2 late genes of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16). Synthesis of the L1 and L2 proteins occurred in cells infected with pLC201VV, and 40-nm virus-like particles with a density of 1.31 g/ml were produced in the nuclei of cells synthesizing both L1 and L2, but not in cells(More)
The tegument of the adult blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum is in direct contact with the host blood and immune systems. A comprehensive understanding of the ultrastructure of the tegument is crucial to the understanding of how the parasite maintains itself within the mammalian host. Important functions such as nutritional uptake and immune evasion are(More)
Bovine papillomavirus type 1 (BPV-1) virions were produced in vitro using vaccinia virus (VV) recombinants expressing the BPV-1 L1 and L2 capsid proteins. Particles morphologically resembling papillomaviruses were observed in the nucleus of cells infected with a VV recombinant for the BPV-1 L1 protein, and greater numbers of similar particles were seen in(More)