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Enzymatic Detoxification of Cyanide: Clues from Pseudomonas aeruginosa Rhodanese
Cyanide is a dreaded chemical because of its toxic properties. Although cyanide acts as a general metabolic inhibitor, it is synthesized, excreted and metabolized by hundreds of organisms, includingExpand
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Prevalence and incidence of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and to tick-borne encephalitis virus in agricultural and forestry workers from Tuscany, Italy
The ticks Ixodes persulcatus and Ixodes ricinus are the main vectors of both Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus in Eurasia. Borrelia burgdorferi is the cause ofExpand
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Humans parasitized by the hard tick Ixodes ricinus are seropositive to Midichloria mitochondrii: is Midichloria a novel pathogen, or just a marker of tick bite?
Abstract Midichloria mitochondrii is an intracellular bacterium found in the hard tick Ixodes ricinus. In this arthropod, M. mitochondrii is observed in the oocytes and in other cells of the ovary,Expand
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Chromosomal aberrations in long-haul air crew members.
The increasing use of air travel suggests the need for risk assessment and cytogenetic analysis of flight personnel, to check for the risk of developing cancer. Taking into consideration occupationalExpand
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Risk of acquiring tick-borne infections in forestry workers from Lazio, Italy
The seroprevalence of antibodies to Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus was evaluated in a group of forestry rangers in the Lazio region of Italy. One hundred and forty-fiveExpand
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Effect of chloro-, cyano-, and amidino-substituted flavanoids on enterovirus infection in vitro.
Synthetic flavans, isoflavans and isoflavenes substituted with chloro, cyano and amidino groups were tested for their in vitro activity against poliovirus type 2, Coxsackie virus B4, echovirus type 6Expand
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Evidence of Cross-Reactive Immunity to 2009 Pandemic Influenza A Virus in Workers Seropositive to Swine H1N1 Influenza Viruses Circulating in Italy
Background Pigs play a key epidemiologic role in the ecology of influenza A viruses (IAVs) emerging from animal hosts and transmitted to humans. Between 2008 and 2010, we investigated the health riskExpand
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[Use of the comet test in occupational medicine and industrial toxicology: considerations and prospects].
The comet test (Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis or SCGE) is an easy to perform, rapid and highly sensitive genotoxicity assay; it requires small amounts of biological substrate and is applicable inExpand
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Screening for tuberculosis among homeless shelter staff.
The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among homeless shelter staff was assessed using the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the Quantiferon TB-Gold in tube interferon-γ release assay (QFT-TB).Expand
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Mechanism of action of the antirhinovirus flavanoid 4',6-dicyanoflavan.
4',6-Dicyanoflavan (DCF), a new antirhinovirus compound, was shown to inhibit an early event of rhinovirus type 1B replication in HeLa cells. When DCF was present from the beginning of infection orExpand
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