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Epigenetic Regulation of Viral Gene Expression
Kaposi’s sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) causes multiple malignancies in mainly immunocompromised individuals. KSHV exists in two distinct phases within its host: latent and lytic. During its latent phase, small ...
The Causative Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
Recent research on human health has revealed that the bacteria responsible for causing periodontal disease lead to the development of heart disease. With large amounts of bacterial species in the mouth, it is difficult to ...
Examination of Probiotics Labeling: Analyzing the Accuracy of Labeling on Probiotic Products
Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that provide effective benefits to the host by improving the properties of the microbial world of the organism (Nieuwbor, Burgwel, & Classen, 2016). Different strains of probiotic ...
Insights into Clathrin-Independent Endocytotic Pathways of Cholera Toxin
The following literature review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the pathogenic bacteria Vibrio cholerae and its manifestation as a gastrointestinal disease. Chapter 1 will discuss the pathophysiological method ...
Creating a Profile for Injection Drug Users Utilizing Data from the Change Point Syringe Exchange Program in Reno, Nevada
Understanding the unique characteristics of injection drug users can enhance the reduction and transmission of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Syringe exchange programs provide resources to reduce the behavioral harms of infectious ...
In vivo Distribution and Clearance of Purified Capsular Polysaccharide from Burkholderia pseudomallei in a Mouse Model
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, a severe infection prominent in northern Australia and Southeast Asia. The “gold standard” for melioidosis diagnosis is bacterial isolation, which takes ...
Active Insulin Analogs That Do Not Require Refrigeration
Due primarily to hydrophobic interactions between nonpolar amino acid residues, molecules of insulin tend to interact with each other and undergo fibrillation to form linear aggregates when partially unfolded. Formation ...