Hai-Hang Kuo

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Urinary tract infections require costly confirmatory tests such as a urine culture to establish the diagnosis. Elimination of the culture step would save resources; diagnosis and treatment could begin in hours rather than days. We tested a new dip-and-read strip that uses immuno-chromatography (IC) to detect infectious agents in urine. We used a(More)
Urinary trypsin inhibitors (uTi) suppress serine proteases during inflammation. After liberation from proinhibitors (P-alpha-I and I-alpha-I) by the white blood cell (WBC) response, uTi readily pass through the kidneys into urine. A key uTi, bikunin, is attached to O-linked and N-linked glycoconjugates. Recently, uTi inhibitors, called uristatins, were(More)
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