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Genital tract infections and infertility.
Infectious agents can impair various important human functions, including reproduction. Bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites are able to interfere with the reproductive function in both sexes.Expand
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Rapid detection of Paenibacillus larvae from honey and hive samples with a novel nested PCR protocol.
The bacterial pathogen Paenibacillus larvae is the causative agent of American foulbrood disease in honeybees (Apis mellifera). A touchdown nested PCR protocol was developed to detect the presence ofExpand
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Spatial compatibility and anatomical factors in simple and choice reaction time
Abstract Simple reaction time to a lateralized unstructured visual stimulus was studied in subjects with hands crossed or uncrossed. Regardless of the hand position, the right hand was faster thanExpand
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Laterally transferred elements and high pressure adaptation in Photobacterium profundum strains
BackgroundOceans cover approximately 70% of the Earth's surface with an average depth of 3800 m and a pressure of 38 MPa, thus a large part of the biosphere is occupied by high pressure environments.Expand
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Studies on the mechanism of bacteria photosensitization by meso-substituted cationic porphyrins.
Cationic porphyrins have been shown to photoinduce the direct inactivation of Gram-positive (G+) and Gram-negative (G-) bacteria, thereby differing from anionic or neutral porphyrins which canExpand
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Photosensitizing activity of water- and lipid-soluble phthalocyanines on Escherichia coli.
Escherichia coli, as most Gram-negative bacteria, is insensitive to the photosensitizing action of both lipid-soluble Zinc-phthalocyanine (Zn-Pc) and water-soluble Zinc-mono/disulfonatedExpand
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Photoinactivation of bacterial strains involved in periodontal diseases sensitized by porphycene-polylysine conjugates.
Selected bacterial strains that are responsible for periodontal diseases are efficiently inactivated by visible light irradiation in the presence of porphycene-polylysine conjugates. RepeatedExpand
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Photosensitizing activity of hematoporphyrin on Staphylococcus aureus cells.
The photosensitizing action of hematoporphyrin (Hp) on two Staphylococcus aureus strains was investigated to determine if the photoprocess induces in vivo damage in DNA in addition to that occurringExpand
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Mycoplasmic localization patterns on spermatozoa from infertile men.
Two mycoplasmas have been observed with increasing frequency in patients with genitourinary disorders: Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum. Mycoplasma cells of both these species have beenExpand
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ROLE OF SPECIFIC CELLULAR TARGETS IN THE HEMATOPORPHYRIN‐SENSITIZED PHOTOINACTIVATION OF MICROBIAL CELLS
Abstract The hematoporphyrin‐sensitized photoinactivation of Candida albicans is mainly carried out by porphyrin molecules which are present in the cell‐incubation medium. Photoexcitation ofExpand
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