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Complement Evasion by Borrelia burgdorferi: Serum-Resistant Strains Promote C3b Inactivation
ABSTRACT The most characteristic features of the Lyme disease pathogens, theBorrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) group, are their ability to invade tissues and to circumvent the immune defenses ofExpand
Bactericidal effects of bioactive glasses on clinically important aerobic bacteria
Bioactive glasses (BAGs) have been studied for decades for clinical use, and they have found many dental and orthopedic applications. BAGs have also been shown to have an antibacterial effect e.g.,Expand
Prevalence of granulocytic Ehrlichia and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from Southwestern Finland and from Vormsi Island in Estonia
Altogether, 343 adult and 111 nymphal Ixodes ricinus ticks collected from parks in Turku and suburban and rural islands of the Turku archipelago, Finland, and 100 adult I. ricinus ticks collectedExpand
Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi inIxodes ricinus Ticks in Urban Recreational Areas of Helsinki
ABSTRACT Lyme borreliosis, an infection caused by the tick-borne spirocheteBorrelia burgdorferi, is a major health problem for populations in areas of endemicity in the Northern Hemisphere. In theExpand
A Ser315Thr Substitution in KatG Is Predominant in Genetically Heterogeneous Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Isolates Originating from the St. Petersburg Area in Russia
ABSTRACT Parts of katG and rpoB from 27 RussianMycobacterium tuberculosis isolates were sequenced to detect mutations causing resistance to isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RMP), respectively. All 24Expand
Antibacterial effect of bioactive glasses on clinically important anaerobic bacteria in vitro
Bioactive glasses (BAGs) of different compositions have been studied for decades for clinical use and they have found many dental and orthopaedic applications. Particulate BAGs have also been shownExpand
25-Hydroxyvitamin D levels in serum at the onset of multiple sclerosis
Past sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation have been associated with a reduction in the risk of MS. We measured the serum concentration of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) at the time of MSExpand
Comparison of Two Commercially Available DNA Line Probe Assays for Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis
ABSTRACT Two commercially available DNA line probe assays, Genotype MTBDR and INNO-LiPA Rif. TB, were evaluated for their abilities to detect resistance to isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RIF) in 52Expand
Semiquantitative Detection by Real-Time PCR of Aspergillus fumigatus in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluids and Tissue Biopsy Specimens from Patients with Invasive Aspergillosis
ABSTRACT A real-time PCR method was developed and used to detect Aspergillus fumigatus mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluids and tissue biopsy specimens. The analyticalExpand
Antibacterial effects and dissolution behavior of six bioactive glasses.
Dissolution behavior of six bioactive glasses was correlated with the antibacterial effects of the same glasses against sixteen clinically important bacterial species. Powdered glasses (<45 microm)Expand
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