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Heat Resistance, Spore Germination, and Enterotoxigenicity of Clostridium perfringens
Heat resistance at 95 C, heat activation at 75 C, and germination response were determined for spores of 10 serotype strains of Clostridium perfringens type A, including five heat‐resistant and fiveExpand
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Evaluation of acridinium-ester-labeled DNA probes for identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare complex in culture.
The detectability of mycobacteria in culture by the use of nonisotopic, chemiluminescent DNA probes for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the M. avium-M. intracellulare complex (MAC) was evaluated andExpand
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Rapid serodiagnosis of human mycobacteriosis by ELISA using cord factor (trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate) purified from Mycobacterium tuberculosis as antigen.
IgG antibodies against purified cord factor (trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate, TDM) in sera of 99 patients infected with mycobacteria (42 patients with tuberculosis excreting tubercle bacilli in the sputum,Expand
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Earlier Detection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 p24 Antigen and Immunoglobulin G and M Antibodies to p17 Antigen in Seroconversion Serum Panels by Immune Complex Transfer Enzyme Immunoassays
ABSTRACT For earlier diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection, the sensitivities of immune complex transfer enzyme immunoassays for HIV-1 p24 antigen and antibodyExpand
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Anti‐Cord Factor (Trehalose 6,6′‐Dimycolate) IgG Antibody in Tuberculosis Patients Recognizes Mycolic Acid Subclasses
The detection of anti‐cord factor (trehalose 6,6′‐dimycolate) IgG antibody in active (smear‐and/or culture‐positive) and inactive (smear‐ and culture‐negative) tuberculosis patients is a usefulExpand
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Measurement of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 p24 in serum by an ultrasensitive enzyme immunoassay, the two-site immune complex transfer enzyme immunoassay.
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) p24 antigen was measured by an ultrasensitive enzyme immunoassay (two-site immune complex transfer enzyme immunoassay). The antigen was reactedExpand
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Detection of Pneumocystis carinii sequences by polymerase chain reaction: animal models and clinical application to noninvasive specimens.
Pneumocystis carinii is a eukaryotic microbe which causes fatal pneumonia in patients with AIDS. Oligonucleotide primers were used to amplify the 5S rDNA sequence of P. carinii by the polymeraseExpand
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Measurement of serum branched‐chain amino acids to tyrosine ratio level is useful in a prediction of a change of serum albumin level in chronic liver disease
Aim:  In patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)‐associated chronic liver diseases, especially in those with liver cirrhosis, accurate evaluation of their protein nutrition status is very important toExpand
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Induction of Interferons (IFNs) and Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) in Mice by a Novel Glycolipid Trehalose 2,3,6′‐Trimycolate from Rhodococcus aurantiacus (Gordona aurantiaca)
The immunomodifying activity of a novel mycoloyl glycolipid, trehalose 2,3,6′‐trimycolate (GaGM), from a unique psychrophilic acid‐fast bacterium, Rhodococcus aurantiacus, was examined. ICR mice wereExpand
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Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection with whole saliva by detection of antibody IgG to HIV-1 with ultrasensitive enzyme immunoassay using recombinant reverse transcriptase as antigen.
Whole-saliva samples were collected from 45 asymptomatic carriers, 18 patients with AIDS-related complex (ARC) or AIDS, and 76 medical students by simple spitting with no stimulation and tested by anExpand
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