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Deoxynucleic Acids from Cryptococcus neoformans Activate Myeloid Dendritic Cells via a TLR9-Dependent Pathway1
The mechanism of host cell recognition of Cryptococcus neoformans, an opportunistic fungal pathogen in immunocompromised patients, remains poorly understood. In the present study, we asked whetherExpand
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Prevalence of Blastocystis hominis and Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Okinawa, Japan
This study was conducted to clarify the prevalence of Blastocystis hominis and Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Ryukyu University Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, between January 2004 and NovemberExpand
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Dysbiosis of Salivary Microbiota in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Its Association With Oral Immunological Biomarkers
  • H. Said, W. Suda, +12 authors M. Hattori
  • Biology, Medicine
  • DNA research : an international journal for rapid…
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Analysis of microbiota in various biological and environmental samples under a variety of conditions has recently become more practical due to remarkable advances in next-generation sequencing.Expand
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Antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular characteristics of 857 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 16 medical centers in Japan (2008-2009): nationwide survey of
This study is a nationwide survey of all clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates, including community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), in Japan. A total of 857 MRSA clinicalExpand
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A possible origin population of pathogenic intestinal nematodes, Strongyloides stercoralis, unveiled by molecular phylogeny
Humans and dogs are the two major hosts of Strongyloides stercoralis, an intestinal parasitic nematode. To better understand the phylogenetic relationships among S. stercoralis isolates infectingExpand
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A Compendium for Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Historically, atypical pneumonia was a term used to describe an unusual presentation of pneumonia. Currently, it is used to describe the multitude of symptoms juxtaposing the classic symptoms foundExpand
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Histologic and Immunohistochemical Analyses of &agr;-Fetoprotein—Producing Cancer of the Stomach
Background and Aim:As the histogenesis and development of &agr;-fetoprotein–producing gastric cancer (AFPGC) have not yet been elucidated, we analyzed the histologic and immunologic relationshipExpand
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Clinical utility of serum beta-D-glucan and KL-6 levels in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
OBJECTIVE New serum markers (1-->3) beta-D-glucan (beta-D-glucan) and KL-6 are reported to be useful for the clinical diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP). However, the utility ofExpand
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Accumulation of gamma/delta T cells in the lungs and their roles in neutrophil-mediated host defense against pneumococcal infection.
The present study was designed to elucidate the role of Vgamma4(+) gammadelta T cells, a major subset of pulmonary gammadelta T cells, in host defense against infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae.Expand
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Genetic analyses of beta-lactamase negative ampicillin-resistant strains of Haemophilus influenzae isolated in Okinawa, Japan.
Recently, the instance of beta-lactamase-negative ampicillin (AMP)-resistant (BLNAR) strains of Haemophilus influenzae has exhibited a marked increase in Japan. Our group determined the MICs of 160Expand
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