Maria Isabel Quintero-Villegas

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Some oligosaccharides are known to act as molecular decoys by inhibiting pathogen adherence to epithelial cells. The present study was aimed at analyzing whether chitooligosaccharides (CHOS), that is, oligomers of D-glucosamine and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, have such antiadherence activity. CHOS of varied degree of polymerization (DP) and fraction of(More)
Cronobacter sakazakii is now recognized as an opportunistic pathogen and has been implicated in rare but severe cases of necrotizing enterocolitis, meningitis, and sepsis in neonates. The first step in bacterial pathogenesis requires that the organism adheres to host cells surfaces; therefore, agents that inhibit adherence might be useful for preventing(More)
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