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During the months of November 1996, August 1997, and March 1998, saliva and plasma samples were collected for isolation of aerobic bacteria from 26 wild and 13 captive Komodo dragons (VaranusExpand
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Chemotactic response of macrophages to Acanthamoeba castellanii antigen and antibody-dependent macrophage-mediated killing of the parasite.
The chemotactic potential of antigens of Acanthamoeba castellanii for macrophages and the ability of naive and immune rat peritoneal macrophages to kill A. castellanii in vitro were assessed. TheExpand
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Successful Immunization Against Acanthamoeba Keratitis in a Pig Model
The feasibility of inducing protective immunity to Acanthamoeba keratitis was tested in a pig model. Experiments were designed to determine if ocular infection with Acanthamoeba trophozoites wouldExpand
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Trichinella spiralis: behavior, structure, and biochemistry of larvae following exposure to components of the host enteric environment.
Four layers are present on the surface of infective larvae of Trichinella spiralis isolated from host muscle in pepsin-HCl. Trypsin treatment of pepsin-HCl isolated worms caused partial degradationExpand
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Biological and immunological characteristics of Trichinella pseudospiralis.
In 1972 three new species were proposed for the genus Trichinella, which for 137 years had contained a single species, Trichinella spiralis (Owen,1835). One of these proposed species, TrichinellaExpand
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Rubella-virus hemagglutination-inhibition test.
THE isolation of rubella virus1 , 2 in 1961 opened a period of remarkable progress in studies of the virus,3 the disease4 and, recently, experimental vaccines for preventing the disease.5 , 6Expand
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The effects of host sex and hormones on Trichinella spiralis in the mouse.
The effects of host's sex and hormones on the number of adult Trichinella spiralis in the small intestine, the number of migratory larvae produced in vitro by adult female worms, and the number ofExpand
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In vivo and in vitro collagenolytic activity of Acanthamoeba castellanii.
Axenic cultures of Acanthamoeba castellanii contained a collagenolytic enzyme that digested collagen shields and purified collagen in vitro. Specificity of biologic activity was determined by theExpand
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Pathophysiology of the Muscle Phase
Since Paget (1866) discovered Trichinella spiralis muscle larvae during a human autopsy, numerous studies have focused on myopathophysiology in trichinosis. From these studies, it soon becameExpand
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Changes in RNA in mouse trichinosis.
The RNA per unit protein of trichinella-infected diaphragm muscle increased as the number of muscle larvae present increased and it was shown that there is a minimum number of larvae required forExpand
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