Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Cysteine proteases of Trichomonas vaginalis degrade secretory leukocyte protease inhibitorD Draper
Magee Women s Research Institute and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
J Infect Dis 178:815-9. 1998..Median levels of SLPI from infected patients were 26% of those of controls (P <.005). The degradation of SLPI in association with trichomonal infection may increase the risk of HIV acquisition...