Antibody presence signals healthier teeth and gums
Public Library of Science . It is an antibody against a protein called HtpG, which is produced by the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis. Researchers led by Dennis E. Lopatin, MS, PhD, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Michigan, USA, used tests of cloned HtpG ELISA and antigenic peptides. They found that HtpG antibodies were present in much lower amounts in people with periodontal disease and in much higher concentrations in people with healthier teeth and gums. Typically, antibodies are elevated in sick people as they help in fighting the disease.
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The symptoms of H1N1 flu and a common cold present some differences and it is important to stay alert. Infectologist Celso Granato, a professor at UNIFESP and director of the Fleury Medicina e Diagnóstica laboratory, pediatrician Isabella Ballalai of the Brazilian Society of Immunizations and infectologist Nancy Bellei of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases raises doubts about these two clinical conditions.
The largest bone in the skeletal structure of the foot is the calcaneus. It supports the entire weight of our body, thus suffering an intense and constant impact. One of the most frequent reasons for orthopedic demand is the complaints of pain in the heel. Microtraumas in the calcaneus bone can lead to the formation of the spur.