Maria Isabel Quintero-Villegas

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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)
BACKGROUND Obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, have reached epidemic proportions in industrialized nations, and dietary interventions for their prevention are therefore important. Resistant starches (RS) improve insulin sensitivity in clinical trials, but the mechanisms underlying this health benefit remain poorly(More)
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