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The objective was to investigate whether phagocytes from healthy and septic newborns have a developmental deficiency in their capacity to recognize, phagocytize and generate hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in response to Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. TLR expression and phagocytic ability of neutrophils and monocytes from 44 healthy preterm and term(More)
Twenty-one amino acids were determined in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of 12 patients with endemic, and in the cerebrospinal fluid of 22 patients with epidemic optic neuropathy. For the endemic patients, there was a decrease in aspartate and taurine in the serum with respect to controls. The ratios aspartate/taurine and taurine/valine were decreased, and(More)
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the transmission of anti-Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) IgG, IgG1 and IgG2 via placental transfer and the transfer of IgA via the colostrum according to maternal Sa carrier status at delivery. METHODS: We evaluated anti-Sa IgG, IgG1 and IgG2 in maternal and cord sera and IgA in colostrum from a case (n=49, Sa+) and a control group(More)
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