Rebecca A. Lillis

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In vitro models of Chlamydia trachomatis growth have long been studied to predict growth in vivo. Alternative or persistent growth modes in vitro have been shown to occur under the influence of numerous stressors but have not been studied in vivo. Here, we report the development of methods for sampling human infections from the endocervix in a manner that(More)
BACKGROUND Several methods have been reported for strain typing of Mycoplasma genitalium. The value of these methods has never been comparatively assessed. The aims of this study were: 1) to identify new potential genetic markers based on an analysis of short tandem repeat (STR) sequences in the published M. genitalium genome sequence; 2) to apply(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is an uncommon but potentially devastating pathogen. Early recognition with prompt antimicrobial therapy and surgical treatment are key factors for a favorable outcome. Patients with diseases of the liver represent the group at highest risk of infection. However, clinicians are often unaware of underlying liver disease in these patients at(More)
Peripheral sensory neurons are derived from two distinct embryonic tissues, the neural crest and epibranchial placodes. Studies in the chick suggest that embryonic lineage and trophic dependence are interrelated, such that many crest-derived cells depend on NGF for survival during development, whereas placodal derivates, including nodose ganglion neurons,(More)
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