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The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, multi-ethnic province in northwestern China, is one of the most important foci of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) in the world. Two Echinococcus granulosus genotypes (G1 and G6) are known to infect the intermediate hosts in this area but, to date, the source of the human infection remains unclear. The current study(More)
The modes of transmission of GB virus-C/hepatitis G virus (GBV-C/HGV) other than by blood transfusion are largely unknown. The prevalence of GBV-C/HGV viremia and the associated risk factors in 145 female prostitutes were examined. The seroprevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), and GBV-C/HGV RNA were(More)
Echinococcosis is a chronic parasitic infectious disease regulated by T-cell subsets. CD4(+)  CD25(+)  FoxP3 (+)   regulatory T (Treg) cells and Th17 cells have been described as two distinct subsets and have the opposite effect on inflammation. Th17/Treg balance controls inflammation and may play an important role in the pathogenesis of immune evasion. To(More)
This study employed large unilamillar vesicles composed of purchased stratum corneum lipids to investigate the binding/partition of amino acids/dipeptides to stratum corneum lipid vesicles. The partition coefficients of amino acids/dipeptides between the stratum corneum lipid vesicles and the acetate buffer were determined by HPLC. In addition, the(More)
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