host factor


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host factor

Epidemiology An intrinsic factor–age, race, sex, behaviors, etc. which influences an individual's exposure, susceptibility, or response to a causative agent
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However, the researchers behind the new study found what is called a new host factor for Ebola virus.
Not mentioned but equally important is the host factor of immunity and the resident microbiome of each child.
The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, has several known fibronectin-binding proteins, thereby suggesting importance of this host factor in a Lyme disease infection.
Integration host factor (IHF) has been shown to positively regulate expression of tcpA and ctx (17).
Cohen's team explained how the Vpu viral protein prevents the expression of Tetherin, a host factor inhibiting HIV-1 release, on the surface of infected cells.
The current meta-analysis was conducted to examine one specific host factor, mechanical ventilation, and its associated risk for Ralstonia colonization and infection.
The most promising host factor prevention measure noted in the literature is to maximise nutritional status.
Diabetes with poor glycemic control was the only host factor independently associated with EPN (odds ratio 4.
As the protease Tmprrs2 is a host factor it is an ideal intervention point for new drugs.
miR-122 is a liver-expressed microRNA that has been shown to be a critical endogenous host factor for the replication of HCV, and anti-miRs targeting miR-122 have been shown to block HCV infection.
Integration host factor and sequences downstream of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa algD transcription start site are required for expression.