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Helminthiases, which are highly prevalent in areas where malaria is endemic, have been shown to modulate or suppress the immune response to unrelated antigens or pathogens. In this study, we established a murine model of coinfection with a gastrointestinal nematode parasite, Heligmosomoides polygyrus, and the blood-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium chabaudi(More)
Cerebellar hypoplasia is a rare malformation caused by a variety of etiologies. It usually manifests clinically as non-progressive cerebellar ataxia with or without mental retardation. We further characterize a syndrome of autosomal recessive cerebellar hypoplasia in the Hutterite population, referred to as dysequilibrium syndrome (DES). We reviewed 12(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors estimated the prevalence of psychoses among the Hutterites in Manitoba, Canada, who lived in 102 communal farms or colonies. The study stemmed from an earlier epidemiological survey of North American Hutterite colonies (1950-1953), in which a low prevalence of psychoses was documented. METHOD Psychiatrically ill individuals(More)
SUMMARY This paper introduces an efficient method for surface reconstruction from sectional contours. The surface between neighbouring sections is reconstructed based on the consistent utilization of the two-dimensional constrained Delaunay triangulation. The triangulation is used to extract the parametric domain and to solve the problems associated with(More)
The identification, characterization, and mutational analysis of three different genes, namely the prepro-arginine-vasopressin-neurophysin II gene (prepro-AVP-NPII), the arginine-vasopressin receptor 2 gene (AVPR2), and the vasopressin-sensitive water channel gene (aquaporin-2, AQP2), provide the basis for our understanding of three different hereditary(More)
BACKGROUND IgE-mediated peanut allergy is a complex trait with strong heritability, but its genetic basis is currently unknown. Loss-of-function mutations within the filaggrin gene are associated with atopic dermatitis and other atopic diseases; therefore, filaggrin is a candidate gene in the etiology of peanut allergy. OBJECTIVE To investigate the(More)
The EQSM method for the generation of unstructured triangular surface grids is presented. The method is based on remeshing techniques and avoids the need for traditional mesh triangulation approaches, such as the advancing front and the Delaunay methods. Normalized edge lengths, based on a metric derived from curvature or from a user-specified spacing, are(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Epidemiological evidence for the role of polyunsaturated fatty-acids (PUFA) in Crohn's disease (CD) is unclear, although the key metabolite leucotriene B4 (LTB(4)) is closely linked to the inflammatory process. We hypothesized that inherited variation in key PUFA metabolic enzymes may modify susceptibility for CD. METHODS AND(More)