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Viable Coxiella burnetii organisms were isolated from the culture medium of persistently infected Baby Hamster Kidney (BHK-21) fibroblasts. When these organisms were incubated in host-cell-free medium at low pH, some of the de novo-synthesized protein made by the bacteria was translocated to the exterior of the cell. The exported protein was detectable(More)
PURPOSE Recent studies have suggested that the use of systemic beta-blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers can induce regression of choroidal neovascularization in rodent models. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if these agents have a protective effect against the development of choroidal(More)
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