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Several studies have shown increases in salivary, secretory IgA (sIgA) levels following exposure to humor and various relaxation strategies. However, the use of sIgA as a marker of immunocompetence has been questioned. In this study we investigated the potential of an alternative marker, salivary lysozyme (sLys) in addition to sIgA. sIgA and sLys(More)
Polymerase chain reaction using specific primers, failed to detect HTLV-I amplicons in patients with rheumatic diseases previously shown to possess antibodies to retroviral products. However, by employing broad spectrum oligonucleotide primers, 135 bp amplicons were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells and synovial fluid cells. Subsequent(More)
Salivary lysozyme levels were measured to determine the effect of stress on innate mucosal immunity. In the first study perceived stress levels of 39 participants were using a stress/arousal checklist questionnaire. Salivary lysozyme levels were found to show a negative correlation (r = -.477, p < .01) with the perceived stress level. In a second study,(More)
AIMS Because of the high prevalence of prostatic cancer and the limitations of its treatment, enormous effort has been put into the development of new therapeutic modalities. One potential tool is the use of cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, which are based on the trisubstituted derivatives of purine. The aim of this study was to analyse alterations(More)
The characterization of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) with regard to reactivity and specificity is important for the successful application as a molecular probe and/or diagnostic reagent. Furthermore, it is recognized that some monoclonal reagents perform well in some assay systems but not others. In this study, the reactivity profiles of two anti-myosin(More)
BACKGROUND In a prospective study, 498 single faecal samples from children aged under 16 years attending an outpatient clinic in the Angkor Hospital for Children, northwest Cambodia, were examined for Cryptosporidium oocysts and Giardia cysts using microscopy and molecular assays. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected in(More)
Energy expenditure in athletes. Comparison with predicted values".The effect of changes in body composition on resting energy expenditure and force levels in elite lightweight oarswomen".Impaired voluntary force production of quadriceps muscle in overtrained subjects".Body composition in elite oarswomen: a comparison of methodologies".The effect of reducing(More)
The characterisation of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) is essential for the development of assay systems particularly where antigens have been developed using synthetic peptides. Indeed some peptide-carrier conjugates fail to induce immune responses and may not generate antibodies that bind to native protein. As an alternative to peptide-carrier conjugates,(More)
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