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Epithelial Cells Are Sensitive Detectors of Bacterial Pore-forming Toxins*
Epithelial cells act as an interface between human mucosal surfaces and the surrounding environment. As a result, they are responsible for the initiation of local immune responses, which may beExpand
Phase variable desialylation of host proteins that bind to Streptococcus pneumoniae in vivo and protect the airway
Most clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae consist of heterogeneous populations of at least two colony phenotypes, opaque and transparent, selected for in the bloodstream and nasopharynx,Expand
Deglycosylation of human glycoconjugates by the sequential activities of exoglycosidases expressed by Streptococcus pneumoniae
Streptococcus pneumoniae produces three surface‐associated exoglycosidases; a neuraminidase, NanA, a β‐galactosidase, BgaA, and a β‐N‐acetylglucosaminidase, StrH. the proposed functions of NanA,Expand
Chemotransport contributes to the effect of oscillatory fluid flow on human bone marrow stromal cell proliferation
Mechanical loads produce a diverse set of biophysical signals that may regulate bone cell activity, but accumulating evidence suggests that interstitial fluid flow is the primary signal that boneExpand
Influences of nutritional state and temperature on suspension-feeding rates and mechanics in the spionid polychaete Polydora cornuta
Benthic suspension feeders can respond to variations in food resources by behavioral and physiological means, but little is known about their ability to adjust the mechanics of particle capture. WeExpand
[Determination of neopterin by a commercial radioimmunoassay in aortocoronary bypass surgery and heart transplantation].
On the hand of a small number of patients with coronary bypasses the influence of heart-lung-machine-operations on the neopterin level in blood, generally used for the detection of rejected heartExpand