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Seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in Indian and Filipino migrant populations in Qatar: a cross-sectional survey
( World Health Organization , 2018 , Article)
Background: The epidemiology of herpes simplex virus infections is of growing interest but information on its seroprevalence in many countries is scarce. Aims: This study aimed to measure the seroprevalence of herpes ...
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii infection in feral cats in Qatar
( BioMed Central , 2017 , Article)
Background: Cats are essential in the life cycle of Toxoplasma gondii as they can shed the environmentally resistant oocysts after acquiring infection. Human populations living in cities with high densities of feral cats ...
Negative epidemiological association between HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections
( Elsevier , 2019 , Article)
Objectives: Existing evidence on an epidemiological association between herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 and type 2 infections remains conflicting and inconclusive. Using a multi-national database of HSV-1/2 serologica ...
The Role of Extracellular Vesicles as Modulators of the Tumor Microenvironment, Metastasis and Drug Resistance in Colorectal Cancer.
( MDPI , 2019 , Article)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality rates. A number of factors including modulation of the tumor microenvironment, high metastatic capability, and resistance ...
Potential routes of spread of Zika virus to the Middle East, North Africa and Asia: Action must be taken
( Future Medicine Ltd. , 2017 , Article Review)
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The mosquito melanization response requires hierarchical activation of non-catalytic clip domain serine protease homologs.
( Public Library of Science , 2019 , Article)
Serine protease cascades regulate important insect immune responses namely melanization and Toll pathway activation. An important component of these cascades are clip-domain serine protease homologs (cSPHs), which are ...
Metabolomic biomarkers of pancreatic cancer: a meta-analysis study
( Impact Journals , 2017 , Article)
Pancreatic cancer (PC) is an aggressive disease with high mortality rates, however, there is no blood test for early detection and diagnosis of this disease. Several research groups have reported on metabolomics based ...
Mendelian inheritance of trimodal CpG methylation sites suggests distal cis-acting genetic effects.
( BioMed Central , 2016 , Article)
Environmentally influenced phenotypes, such as obesity and insulin resistance, can be transmitted over multiple generations. Epigenetic modifications, such as methylation of DNA cytosine-guanine (CpG) pairs, may be carriers ...
Antioxidant Activity Mediates Pirfenidone Antifibrotic Effects in Human Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Exposed to Sera of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients.
( Hindawi Publishing Corporation , 2018 , Article)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lung disease characterized by an exacerbated fibrotic response. Although molecular and cellular determinants involved in the onset and progression of this devastating disease ...
Prevalence and molecular profiling of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) among healthy blood donors from different nationalities in Qatar
( Public Library of Science , 2017 , Article)
Background The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. EBV is highly prevalent lymphotropic herpesvirus and has been linked to several malignancies. Transmission is generally by oral ...