Joann Schmidt

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The incretins glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP1-42) and truncated forms of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) are hormones released from the gut in response to ingested nutrients, which act on the pancreas to potentiate glucose-induced insulin secretion. These hormones are rapidly inactivated by the circulating enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase IV(More)
We examined gliding motility and cell invasion by an early-branching apicomplexan, Cryptosporidium parvum, which causes diarrheal disease in humans and animals. Real-time video microscopy demonstrated that C. parvum sporozoites undergo circular and helical gliding, two of the three stereotypical movements exhibited by Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites. C.(More)
Cryptosporidium parvum is a protozoan pathogen of humans and livestock worldwide. Its ability to infect a wide range of species raises questions as to the involvement of a specific host cell receptor for parasite-host recognition. To investigate the mechanism of parasite-host cell recognition, we have developed an in vitro cell suspension binding assay to(More)
We previously described an unidentified lipid purified from calf small intestine that inhibits the in vitro adhesion of Cryptosporidium parvum sporozoites to host cells [Johnson JK, Schmidt J, Gelberg HB, Kuhlenschmidt MS. Microbial adhesion of Cryptosporidium parvum sporozoites: purification of an inhibitory lipid from bovine mucosa. J Parasitol(More)
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