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      Analysis of published PKD1 gene sequence variants [3] 

      Gout, A. M.; Ravine, D.; Harris, Peter C.; Rossetti, S.; Peters, D.; Breuning, M.; Henske, E. P.; Koizumi, A.; Inoue, S.; Shimizu, Y.; Thongnoppakhun, W.; Yenchitsomanus, P. -T; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Sandford, R.; Torra, R.; Turco, A. E.; Jeffery, S.; Fontes, M.; Somlo, Stefan; Furu, L. M.; Smulders, Y. M.; Mercier, B.; Ferec, C.; Burtey, S.; Pei, Y.; Kalaydjieva, L.; Bogdanova, N.; McCluskey, M.; Geon, L. J.; Wouters, C. H.; Reiterova, J.; Stekrová, J.; San Millan, J. L.; Aguiari, G.; Senno, L. D. (2007)
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      The bacterial metabolite 2-aminoacetophenone promotes association of pathogenic bacteria with flies 

      Kapsetaki, Stefania Elisavet; Tzelepis, Ilias; Avgousti, Kalodoti; Livadaras, Ioannis; Garantonakis, Nikos G.; Varikou, Kyriaki N.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos (2014)
      Bacteria contaminate insects and secrete metabolites that may affect insect behaviour and potentially fitness through unknown mechanisms. Here we show that the 'grape-like' odorant 2-aminoacetophenone (2AA), secreted by ...
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      Challenge of Drosophila melanogaster with Cryptococcus neoformans and role of the innate immune response 

      Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Rahme, L. G.; Heitman, J.; Ausubel, F. M.; Calderwood, S. B.; Mylonakis, E. (2004)
      We found that the ingestion of Cryptococcus neoformans by Drosophila melanogaster resulted in the death of the fly but that the ingestion of Saccharomyces cerevisiae or the nonpathogenic Cryptococcus kuetzingii or Cryptococcus ...
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      DNA variant databases improve test accuracy and phenotype prediction in Alport syndrome 

      Savige, J.; Ars, E.; Cotton, R. G. H.; Crockett, D.; Dagher, H.; Constantinou-Deltas, Constantinos D.; Ding, J.; Flinter, F.; Pont-Kingdon, G.; Smaoui, N.; Torra, R.; Storey, H. (2014)
      X-linked Alport syndrome is a form of progressive renal failure caused by pathogenic variants in the COL4A5 gene. More than 700 variants have been described and a further 400 are estimated to be known to individual ...
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      Homeostatic interplay between bacterial cell-cell signaling and iron in virulence 

      Hazan, R.; He, J.; Xiao, G.; Dekimpe, V.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Lesic, B.; Astrakas, C.; Déziel, Eric; Lépine, F.; Rahme, L. G. (2010)
      Pathogenic bacteria use interconnected multi-layered regulatory networks, such as quorum sensing (QS) networks to sense and respond to environmental cues and external and internal bacterial cell signals, and thereby adapt ...
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      Human papillomavirus type 16 E6 and E7 oncoproteins act synergistically to cause head and neck cancer in mice 

      Jabbar, S.; Strati, Katerina; Shin, M. K.; Pitot, H. C.; Lambert, P. F. (2010)
      High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) contribute to cervical and other anogenital cancers, and they are also linked etiologically to a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC). We previously established ...
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      A quorum sensing regulated small volatile molecule reduces acute virulence and promotes chronic infection phenotypes 

      Kesarwani, M.; Hazan, R.; He, J.; Que, Y.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos; Lesic, B.; Xiao, G.; Dekimpe, V.; Milot, S.; Déziel, Eric; Lépine, F.; Rahme, L. G. (2011)
      A significant number of environmental microorganisms can cause serious, even fatal, acute and chronic infections in humans. The severity and outcome of each type of infection depends on the expression of specific bacterial ...