Sylvaine Rousseau

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Sixty-four subjects' serum samples, positive or equivocal by rubella IgM assays and containing rubella IgG, were examined for the avidity of rubella IgG. Four of the sera originated from rubella reinfections; others had false-positive IgM results due to interference by parvovirus infection or by other mechanisms; and the remaining were sera from the acute(More)
Immunoassays have been recently developed that measure the avidity of IgG antibodies to complex microbial antigens and are suitable for serologic diagnosis of infectious diseases. In these avidity ELISAs, protein-denaturing agents are applied either as diluents of patient sera to prevent the immune complexing of IgG (diluting principle), or the preformed(More)
BACKGROUND Altered palatal morphology has been observed among some preterm children, with possible consequences on chewing, speaking and esthetics, but determinants remain unknown. AIM To explore the role of neonatal characteristics and neuromotor dysfunction in alteration of palatal morphology at 5 years of age in very preterm children. STUDY DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of nutritional intake on sarcopenia has been mostly examined in class II sarcopenia, i.e. when muscle mass has sufficiently decreased to induce a loss in physical capacity. Although this provides important information regarding the treatment of sarcopenia, it may not help highlight mechanisms involved at the very beginning of its(More)
The incidence of congenital rubella was found to be 2.3 times higher in Asian than non-Asian births in England and Wales. This was attributed in part to higher susceptibility to rubella in Asian than non-Asian women, as shown by antenatal serological data from public health laboratories in Leeds, Luton, and Manchester. Examination of the ethnic origin of(More)
An M antibody capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for rubella IgM was developed. The enzyme label was prepared from a monoclonal antibody raised against rubella haemagglutinin (Tedder et al., 1982). Paired sera from acute rubella infections and vaccines as well as sera from blood donors, antenatal patients and patients whose sera contained rheumatoid(More)
In the B19 VP2 molecule an immunodominant heptapeptide epitope has been detected, recently for which IgG antibodies are synthesized exclusively in the acute phase of B19 infection. Using this acute-phase-specific epitope (KYVTGIN) a 2(nd)-generation epitope-type EIA was developed, which compares serum IgG activity for native VP2 capsids exhibiting(More)