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Campylobacter jejuni/coli - Host Intestinal Epithelial Cell Interaction
Campylobacter jejuni/coli have been known to be major bacterial causes of human gastroenteritis worldwide for decades. Regarding its pathogenicity, little is known yet. A better understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms ...
Variations in 11B-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type1 in Two Rat Models of Obesity
Obesity is an epidemic that has been estimated to cost the United States over $117 billion every year. Glucocorticoids have long been implicated in the maintenance of energy homeostasis due to their involvement with the ...
Effect of Acid Adaptation on the Thermal Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes in Heating Menstrua Having Various Combinations of pH and Water Activities
The impact of prior growth and food matrix conditions on thermal resistance of <i>L. monocytogenes</i>, a causative agent of the foodborne illness listeriosis, was evaluated in this study. In an initial study ...
Assessment of Foodborne Pathogen Survival During Production and Pre-harvest Application of Compost and Compost Tea
The use of compost in crop production systems as a soil amendment is recognized by both conventional and organic plant production practitioners as a means to increase yields and reduce the incidence of foliar diseases. ...
Detection of norovirus and indicator organisms on fresh produce
Food borne illness is a major problem around the world. Recently, more food borne outbreaks involve produce as the vehicle and viruses as the source of contamination. Norovirus is a common food borne viral pathogen. Genetic ...