Saliva test for COVID-19

Abstract Background Salivary detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has been proposed as an alternative to nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab testing. Our group previously published a study demonstrating that both testing methods identified SARS-CoV-2 using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection methodology. We therefore conducted a follow-up study using antibody testing to evaluate…

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The role of genotype and diet in shaping gut microbiome in a genetic Vitamin A deficient mouse model

The role of genotype and diet in shaping gut microbiome in a genetic Vitamin A deficient mouse model

Multi-factors have been reported to have an effect on the intestine microbiome, together with genotype, age, eating regimen, and diet. Nevertheless, few experiences have investigated the relative capability of various elements to form the intestine microbiome in a single research. Our design used a genetic Vitamin A poor mouse mannequin, the Rbp4-/-¬†mouse, feeding with the…

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