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A cluster-sampling, cross-sectional study was conducted for assessing the prevalence of Cryptosporidium infection in children less than 16 years of age from three villages, Dondian, Linshan, and Fuziyin, in rural Anhui in eastern China. Among 320 apparently healthy children less than 10 years of age from Dondian who had stool specimens collected,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the transmission of Cryptosporidium infection in households with an identified person with cryptosporidiosis. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING An urban slum in Fortaleza, Brazil. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-one households with a child less than 3 years of age (index case) who was positive for Cryptosporidium parvum using acid-fast(More)
A monolayer of mature polarized colonic epithelial cells (T84) able to generate and maintain a barrier to macromolecular flow was used to study pathophysiologic events that occur on microvillus cell exposure to Cryptosporidium parvum. By 24-48 h, several life cycle forms were seen in parasitophorous vacuoles near the apical cell surface, along with a time-(More)
Radiation therapy (RT) is an important treatment modality used against a number of human cancers, including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, most of these cancers have an inherent anti-apoptotic mechanism that makes them resistant to radiation therapy. This radioresistance of cancer cells necessitates the irradiation of tumor areas(More)
Cryptosporidium parvum is an increasingly recognized agent of intestinal infection in normal and immunocompromised humans, and in many other animals. The intraepithelial cell infection results in villous atrophy, mild submucosal inflammation, reduction of brush-border enzymes and a characteristic persistent watery diarrhea. The infection is self-limiting in(More)
Adult stem cells (SCs) are important to maintain homeostasis of tissues including several mini-organs like hair follicles and sweat glands. However, the existence of stem cells in minor salivary glands (SGs) is largely unexplored. In vivo histone2B green fluorescent protein pulse chase strategy has allowed us to identify slow-cycling, label-retaining cells(More)
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