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Gene expression analysis of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus using a novel real time PCR probe system
Squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus (OSCC) is a common malignancy that occurs with high frequency in certain parts of the world, including South Africa. The aetiology of OSCC has remained unclear although many studies ...
The interaction of lymphogranuloma venereum and oculogenital chlamydia trachomatis with human keratinocytes and cervical epithelium.
Background. Keratinocytes are the first target of infection for lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) Chlamydia trachomatis, yet they have been omitted from pathogenesis studies. We infect keratinocytes and cervical cells with ...
Pathogenic effect of Trichomonas vaginalis on various cell lines in vitro.
Trichomoniasis has been linked to pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical cancer, increased HIV transmission, infertility as well as co-infections with other STIs. In 2002, an association was found with Trichomonas ...
Migration of Treponema pallidum through a keratinocyte layer.
Treponema pallidum is the causative agent of the sexually transmitted disease, syphilis. The organism can not be cultured in vitro, which has inhibited the understanding of the pathogenesis of syphilis. There has been no ...