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Several animal models are used to study Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infections, but none is a fully ideal model of human disease. The American cotton rat is an excellent model for the study of several human viral and bacterial respiratory infectious diseases, but until now has not been reported to be a model with MTB infection. Preliminary experiments(More)
Prior studies demonstrated that immunization of macaques with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) Gag-Pol and Env recombinants of the attenuated poxvirus modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) provided protection from high levels of viremia and AIDS following challenge with a pathogenic strain of SIV (V. M. Hirsch et al., J. Virol. 70:3741-3752, 1996). This(More)
201 Emotional stress is an important factor in the development of hypertension. Many authors suppose that emotional stress cannot result in refractory arte rial hypertension without involvement of renal mech anisms [1]. Arterial pressure and sodium balance are known to be interrelated parameters regulated by a complicated neurohumoral system [2]. The rate(More)
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