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Kefir: a symbiotic yeasts-bacteria community with alleged healthy capabilities.
Kefir is a fermented milk beverage. The milk fermentation is achieved by the of kefir grains, a cluster of microorganisms held together by a polysaccharide matrix named kefiran. Kefir grains are anExpand
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A Monoclonal Antibody Directed against a Candida albicans Cell Wall Mannoprotein Exerts Three Anti-C. albicans Activities
ABSTRACT Antibodies are believed to play a role in the protection against Candida albicans infections by a number of mechanisms, including the inhibition of adhesion or germ tube formation,Expand
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Comparison of Blood Polymerase Chain Reaction and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Detection of Mycobacterium Avium Subsp. Paratuberculosis Infection in Cattle and Sheep
A study was carried out to compare the performance of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and blood polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for diagnosis of paratuberculosis in cattle and sheep. ForExpand
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Effect of salivary secretory IgA on the adhesion of Candida albicans to polystyrene.
Attachment of Candida albicans to plastic materials of dental prostheses or to salivary macromolecules adsorbed on their surface is believed to be a critical event in the development of dentureExpand
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On the Prevalence of M. avium Subspecies paratuberculosis DNA in the Blood of Healthy Individuals and Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Background Mycobacteria, such as M. leprae and M. tuberculosis infect billions of humans. However, because of appropriate immune responses and antibiotic therapy, overt mycobacterial diseases occurExpand
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Different lesion distribution in calves orally or intratracheally challenged with Mycobacterium bovis: implications for diagnosis
Animal tuberculosis (TB) remains a major problem in some countries despite the existence of control programmes focused mainly on cattle. In this species, aerogenous transmission is accepted as theExpand
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Associations between CARD15 polymorphisms, MAP DNA in blood and lactase persistence in a Crohn's disease case-control study in North-Spain
Polymorphisms in CARD15 gene have been associated with Crohn’s disease (CD). Also an epidemiologic association between national CD incidence and lactase persistence frequencies has been reported.Expand
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Antibody Complementarity-Determining Regions (CDRs) Can Display Differential Antimicrobial, Antiviral and Antitumor Activities
Background Complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) are immunoglobulin (Ig) hypervariable domains that determine specific antibody (Ab) binding. We have shown that synthetic CDR-related peptidesExpand
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Inhibition of adherence of Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis to a resin composite restorative dental material by salivary secretory IgA and monoclonal antibodies.
OBJECTIVE The attachment of Candida to oral surfaces is a crucial step in the colonization of the oral cavity and the eventual development of oral diseases caused by this microorganism. Inhibition ofExpand
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Fungicidal Monoclonal Antibody C7 Binds to Candida albicans Als3
ABSTRACT Monoclonal antibody (MAb) C7 reacted with a >200-kDa component from the Candida albicans cell wall identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometryExpand
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