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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a highly prevalent disease in women, and increases the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease. It has been given wide attention because of the high recurrence rate. Traditional diagnostic methods based on microscope providing limited information on the vaginal microbiota increase the difficulty in tracing the development of the(More)
Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is an opportunistic fungal infection predominantly caused by Candida albicans affecting a significant number of women of reproductive age. The Chinese medicine, the Baofukang suppository is widely used in the clinic for its antimicrobial activity and is therefore of great interest as a potential antifungal drug for the(More)
Classical antifungal drugs have been subjected to restrictions due to drug toxicity, drug resistance, bioavailability, and detrimental drug interactions. Type I interferon (IFN) exerts direct distinct immunostimulatory or immunomodulatory actions; however, little is known regarding the anti-fungal reactions of vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) induced by the(More)
Objective: To investigate the function of IgG secreted by vaginal epithelial cells in natural resistance to vulvovaginal candidiasis. Methods: (1)Immunohistochemical method was used to determine the expression of IgG secreted by normal vaginal epithelial cells VK2/E6E7.(2)Samples were divided into three groups by different proportions of VK2/E6E7 cells to(More)
A wavelet based method for time delay and Doppler stretch estimation has been proposed. It makes use of the relationship between the wideband cross ambiguity function (WBCAF) and the cross wavelet transform of the received signals. This paper derives the Cramer-Rao lower bound (CRLB) and analyses the performance of the algorithm. It is found that under high(More)
Objective: To investigate interactions of vaginal epithelial cells (VEC) with Candida albicans and the protective effect of Lactobacillus crispatus on VEC. Methods: VK2/E6E7 VEC cell line was cultured. Candida albicans and Lactobacillus crispatus suspension were prepared respectively. Ultrastructural morphological changes of VEC infected with Candida(More)
OBJECTIVE Farnesol, a quorum-sensing molecule in Candida albicans, can affect the growth of certain microorganisms. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of farnesol against vaginal Lactobacillus spp., which play a crucial role in the maintenance of vaginal health. METHODS Growth and metabolic viability of vaginal Lactobacillus(More)
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