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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.
coli network, the higher one, Ihf (integration host factor), plays a crucial role in the survival of the cell, induction of acid resistance, and expression of several other factors [60-62].
Classical biochemical and biophysical approaches are particularly suitable for detection of high affinity host-pathogen interactions, such as those mediated by a viral capsid protein and a host cell surface receptor, or a pathogen-encoded glycoprotein and a secreted host factor. Typically, these approaches have relied on the utilization of recombinant pathogen proteins as baits to probe for host binding partners, followed by immunoprecipitation and MS, or biophysical techniques for analysis of PPI such as surface plasmon resonance (SPR).
Probable cases required at least a host factor, a radiological criterion, and a kind of microbiological evidence.
Host factor cannot be neglected as it allows for dental caries to progress.1 Quality and quantity of saliva affects the resistance of the host to dental caries.
Positions 108, 123, 145, 147, and 205 were noted to be situated in NS1 protein host factor interaction domains.
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.Thus, if researchers manage to develop small molecules that prevent Vpu binding to Tetherin, this would restore one of the natural defence mechanisms that prevent the production, transmission and spread of HIV-1.The study by Dr.
The current meta-analysis was conducted to examine one specific host factor, mechanical ventilation, and its associated risk for Ralstonia colonization and infection.
Diabetes with poor glycemic control was the only host factor independently associated with EPN (odds ratio 4.9), but urinary tract obstruction with impaired renal circulation also was more prevalent in EPN patients (32% vs.
Martinez-Rossi, "Evolution of hepatitis C virus infection under host factor influence in an ethnically complex population," Liver International, vol.