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Liver lipid metabolism.
The liver plays a key role in lipid metabolism. Depending on species it is, more or less, the hub of fatty acid synthesis and lipid circulation through lipoprotein synthesis. Eventually theExpand
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Quantification of Leishmania infantum DNA by a Real-Time PCR Assay with High Sensitivity
ABSTRACT A real-time PCR was developed to quantify Leishmania infantum kinetoplast DNA and optimized to reach a sensitivity of 0.0125 parasites/ml of blood. In order to analyze the incidence ofExpand
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Cystic echinococcosis in Algeria: cattle act as reservoirs of a sheep strain and may contribute to human contamination.
In Algeria, cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a serious economic and public health problem. The common sheep/dog cycle is usually considered as the major source of human contamination. But to date theExpand
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Reference values for Leishmania infantum parasitemia in different clinical presentations: quantitative polymerase chain reaction for therapeutic monitoring and patient follow-up.
Quantification of Leishmania infantum DNA in blood samples by an ultrasensitive quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) detected parasitemias in different clinical presentations. We observed aExpand
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Usefulness of quantitative polymerase chain reaction in amniotic fluid as early prognostic marker of fetal infection with Toxoplasma gondii.
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to evaluate Toxoplasma gondii concentration in amniotic fluid (AF) samples as a prognostic marker of congenital toxoplasmosis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study wasExpand
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Rapid identification of causative species in patients with Old World leishmaniasis.
Conventional methods for the identification of species of Leishmania parasite causing infections have limitations. By using a DNA-based alternative, the present study tries to develop a new tool forExpand
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Production of short-chain fatty acids from resistant starch in a pig model
This study was performed to estimate the pool of SCFA produced in the digestive tract of growing pigs after the consumption of diets containing dif-ferent sources of resistant starch (RS) (15 g perExpand
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Comparison of PCR with direct examination of bone marrow aspiration, myeloculture, and serology for diagnosis of visceral Leishmaniasis in immunocompromised patients.
A PCR assay amplifying a repeated sequence from the Leishmania infantum genome was compared with direct examination of bone marrow aspirate, myeloculture, and serology for the diagnosis of visceralExpand
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Prenatal Diagnosis Using Polymerase Chain Reaction on Amniotic Fluid for Congenital Toxoplasmosis
Objective To evaluate sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of a prenatal amniotic fluid (AF) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for diagnosis of congenital toxoplasmosis. Methods AExpand
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LDBio-Toxo II Immunoglobulin G Western Blot Confirmatory Test for Anti-Toxoplasma Antibody Detection
ABSTRACT Tests commonly used for routine determination of anti-Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies show a high level of consistency. However, considerable variations betweenExpand
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