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RUTH LUNA

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pathology & Immunology
DivisionPathology
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    1. Kamp KJ, Cain KC, Utleg A, Burr RL, Raftery D, Luna RA, Shulman RJ, Heitkemper MM. Bile Acids and Microbiome Among Individuals With Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Healthy Volunteers. Biol Res Nurs. 2020 Jul 15; 1099800420941255. PMID: 32666807.
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    2. Foster CE, Kok M, Flores AR, Minard CG, Luna RA, Lamberth LB, Kaplan SL, Hulten KG. Adhesin genes and biofilm formation among pediatric Staphylococcus aureus isolates from implant-associated infections. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0235115. PMID: 32569268.
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    3. Thapa S, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Denne C, Luna RA, Anon JB. The Nasopharyngeal and Gut Microbiota in Children in a Pediatric Otolaryngology Practice. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 May 21. PMID: 32453194.
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    4. Hung LY, Parathan P, Boonma P, Wu Q, Wang Y, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP. Antibiotic exposure postweaning disrupts the neurochemistry and function of enteric neurons mediating colonic motor activity. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2020 Jun 01; 318(6):G1042-G1053. PMID: 32390463.
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    5. Luck B, Engevik MA, Ganesh BP, Lackey EP, Lin T, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Sillitoe RV, Versalovic J. Bifidobacteria shape host neural circuits during postnatal development by promoting synapse formation and microglial function. Sci Rep. 2020 May 08; 10(1):7737. PMID: 32385412.
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    6. Andersson JA, Peniche AG, Galindo CL, Boonma P, Sha J, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Chopra AK, Dann SM. New Host-Directed Therapeutics for the Treatment of Clostridioides difficile Infection. mBio. 2020 03 10; 11(2). PMID: 32156806.
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    7. Saurman V, Margolis KG, Luna RA. Autism Spectrum Disorder as a Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis Disorder. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 03; 65(3):818-828. PMID: 32056091.
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    8. Pammi M, Thapa S, Balderas M, Runge JK, Venkatachalam A, Luna RA. Microbiome signatures in neonatal central line associated bloodstream infections. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1):e0227967. PMID: 31945114.
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    9. Spinler JK, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA. Complete Genome Sequence of the Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Endemic Houston-1 Strain, Isolated from a Pediatric Patient with Cystic Fibrosis and Assembled Using Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Oct 24; 8(43). PMID: 31649076.
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    10. Spinler JK, Gonzales-Luna AJ, Raza S, Runge JK, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Garey KW. Complete Genome Sequence of Clostridioides difficile Ribotype 255 Strain Mta-79, Assembled Using Oxford Nanopore and Illumina Sequencing. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Oct 17; 8(42). PMID: 31624167.
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    11. Spinner JA, Bocchini CE, Luna RA, Thapa S, Balderas MA, Denfield SW, Dreyer WJ, Nagy-Szakal D, Ihekweazu FD, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Kellermayer R. Fecal microbiota transplantation in a toddler after heart transplant was a safe and effective treatment for recurrent Clostridiodes difficile infection: A case report. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 02; 24(1):e13598. PMID: 31617299.
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    12. Arnold LE, Luna RA, Williams K, Chan J, Parker RA, Wu Q, Hollway JA, Jeffs A, Lu F, Coury DL, Hayes C, Savidge T. Probiotics for Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Quality of Life in Autism: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Trial. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2019 11; 29(9):659-669. PMID: 31478755.
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    13. Oezguen N, Yalcinkaya N, Kücükali CI, Dahdouli M, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Türkoglu R, Kürtüncü M, Eraksoy M, Savidge TC, Tüzün E. Microbiota stratification identifies disease-specific alterations in neuro-Behçet's disease and multiple sclerosis. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2019 Nov-Dec; 37 Suppl 121(6):58-66. PMID: 31172918.
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    14. Israelyan N, Del Colle A, Li Z, Park Y, Xing A, Jacobsen JPR, Luna RA, Jensen DD, Madra M, Saurman V, Rahim R, Latorre R, Law K, Carson W, Bunnett NW, Caron MG, Margolis KG. Effects of Serotonin and Slow-Release 5-Hydroxytryptophan on Gastrointestinal Motility in a Mouse Model of Depression. Gastroenterology. 2019 08; 157(2):507-521.e4. PMID: 31071306.
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    15. Hung LY, Boonma P, Unterweger P, Parathan P, Haag A, Luna RA, Bornstein JC, Savidge TC, Foong JPP. Neonatal Antibiotics Disrupt Motility and Enteric Neural Circuits in Mouse Colon. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019; 8(2):298-300.e6. PMID: 31022477.
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    16. Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Chumpitazi BP, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Dahdouli M, Cope JL, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Heitkemper M, Savidge TC, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. Leveraging Human Microbiome Features to Diagnose and Stratify Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. J Mol Diagn. 2019 05; 21(3):449-461. PMID: 31005411.
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    17. Ford SL, Lohmann P, Preidis GA, Gordon PS, O'Donnell A, Hagan J, Venkatachalam A, Balderas M, Luna RA, Hair AB. Improved feeding tolerance and growth are linked to increased gut microbial community diversity in very-low-birth-weight infants fed mother's own milk compared with donor breast milk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 04 01; 109(4):1088-1097. PMID: 30982856.
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    18. Brumlow CE, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Gomez JA, Burcham LA, Cowdrey MB, Primm TP. Biochemical but not compositional recovery of skin mucosal microbiome communities after disruption. Infect Drug Resist. 2019; 12:399-416. PMID: 30863123.
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    19. Pammi M, Lal CV, Wagner BD, Mourani PM, Lohmann P, Luna RA, Sisson A, Shivanna B, Hollister EB, Abman SH, Versalovic J, Connett GJ, Bhandari V, Ambalavanan N. Airway Microbiome and Development of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review. J Pediatr. 2019 01; 204:126-133.e2. PMID: 30297287.
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    20. Kourosh A, Luna RA, Balderas M, Nance C, Anagnostou A, Devaraj S, Davis CM. Fecal microbiome signatures are different in food-allergic children compared to siblings and healthy children. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2018 08; 29(5):545-554. PMID: 29624747.
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    21. Luk B, Veeraragavan S, Engevik M, Balderas M, Major A, Runge J, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Postnatal colonization with human "infant-type" Bifidobacterium species alters behavior of adult gnotobiotic mice. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196510. PMID: 29763437.
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    22. Pahwa R, Balderas M, Jialal I, Chen X, Luna RA, Devaraj S. Gut Microbiome and Inflammation: A Study of Diabetic Inflammasome-Knockout Mice. J Diabetes Res. 2017; 2017:6519785. PMID: 29435463.
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    23. Costea PI, Zeller G, Sunagawa S, Pelletier E, Alberti A, Levenez F, Tramontano M, Driessen M, Hercog R, Jung FE, Kultima JR, Hayward MR, Coelho LP, Allen-Vercoe E, Bertrand L, Blaut M, Brown JRM, Carton T, Cools-Portier S, Daigneault M, Derrien M, Druesne A, de Vos WM, Finlay BB, Flint HJ, Guarner F, Hattori M, Heilig H, Luna RA, van Hylckama Vlieg J, Junick J, Klymiuk I, Langella P, Le Chatelier E, Mai V, Manichanh C, Martin JC, Mery C, Morita H, O'Toole PW, Orvain C, Patil KR, Penders J, Persson S, Pons N, Popova M, Salonen A, Saulnier D, Scott KP, Singh B, Slezak K, Veiga P, Versalovic J, Zhao L, Zoetendal EG, Ehrlich SD, Dore J, Bork P. Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Nov; 35(11):1069-1076. PMID: 28967887.
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    24. Spinler JK, Auchtung J, Brown A, Boonma P, Oezguen N, Ross CL, Luna RA, Runge J, Versalovic J, Peniche A, Dann SM, Britton RA, Haag A, Savidge TC. Next-Generation Probiotics Targeting Clostridium difficile through Precursor-Directed Antimicrobial Biosynthesis. Infect Immun. 2017 10; 85(10). PMID: 28760934.
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    25. Versalovic J, Dore J, Guarner F, Luna RA, Ringel Y. Microbiome-Based Diagnostics: Ready for Applications in Laboratory Medicine? Clin Chem. 2017 11; 63(11):1674-1679. PMID: 28882888.
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    26. Flores AR, Luna RA, Runge JK, Shelburne SA, Baker CJ. Cluster of Fatal Group A Streptococcal emm87 Infections in a Single Family: Molecular Basis for Invasion and Transmission. J Infect Dis. 2017 06 01; 215(11):1648-1652. PMID: 28383686.
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    27. Labus JS, Hollister EB, Jacobs J, Kirbach K, Oezguen N, Gupta A, Acosta J, Luna RA, Aagaard K, Versalovic J, Savidge T, Hsiao E, Tillisch K, Mayer EA. Differences in gut microbial composition correlate with regional brain volumes in irritable bowel syndrome. Microbiome. 2017 05 01; 5(1):49. PMID: 28457228.
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    28. Luna RA, Oezguen N, Balderas M, Venkatachalam A, Runge JK, Versalovic J, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Anderson GM, Savidge T, Williams KC. Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Mar; 3(2):218-230. PMID: 28275689.
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    29. Preidis GA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Schady D, Gao C, Finegold MJ, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ. The mucosal microbiota in a young child with severe non-Helicobacter gastritis. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Sep; 9(5):749-51. PMID: 27582889.
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    30. Shulman RJ, Hollister EB, Cain K, Czyzewski DI, Self MM, Weidler EM, Devaraj S, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Heitkemper M. Psyllium Fiber Reduces Abdominal Pain in Children With Irritable Bowel Syndrome in a Randomized, Double-Blind Trial. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 May; 15(5):712-719.e4. PMID: 27080737.
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    31. Chehoud C, Dryga A, Hwang Y, Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R, Bushman FD. Transfer of Viral Communities between Human Individuals during Fecal Microbiota Transplantation. mBio. 2016 Mar 29; 7(2):e00322. PMID: 27025251.
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    32. Luna RA, Savidge TC, Williams KC. The Brain-Gut-Microbiome Axis: What Role Does It Play in Autism Spectrum Disorder? Curr Dev Disord Rep. 2016 Mar; 3(1):75-81. PMID: 27398286.
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    33. Boyanton BL, Freij BJ, Robinson-Dunn B, Makin J, Runge JK, Luna RA. Neonatal Pasteurella multocida subsp. septica Meningitis Traced to Household Cats: Molecular Linkage Analysis Using Repetitive-Sequence-Based PCR. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Jan; 54(1):230-2. PMID: 26491173.
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    34. Hollister EB, Riehle K, Luna RA, Weidler EM, Rubio-Gonzales M, Mistretta TA, Raza S, Doddapaneni HV, Metcalf GA, Muzny DM, Gibbs RA, Petrosino JF, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. Structure and function of the healthy pre-adolescent pediatric gut microbiome. Microbiome. 2015 Aug 26; 3:36. PMID: 26306392.
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    35. Gargis AS, Kalman L, Bick DP, da Silva C, Dimmock DP, Funke BH, Gowrisankar S, Hegde MR, Kulkarni S, Mason CE, Nagarajan R, Voelkerding KV, Worthey EA, Aziz N, Barnes J, Bennett SF, Bisht H, Church DM, Dimitrova Z, Gargis SR, Hafez N, Hambuch T, Hyland FC, Luna RA, MacCannell D, Mann T, McCluskey MR, McDaniel TK, Ganova-Raeva LM, Rehm HL, Reid J, Campo DS, Resnick RB, Ridge PG, Salit ML, Skums P, Wong LJ, Zehnbauer BA, Zook JM, Lubin IM. Good laboratory practice for clinical next-generation sequencing informatics pipelines. Nat Biotechnol. 2015 Jul; 33(7):689-93. PMID: 26154004.
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    36. Chumpitazi BP, Cope JL, Hollister EB, Tsai CM, McMeans AR, Luna RA, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ. Randomised clinical trial: gut microbiome biomarkers are associated with clinical response to a low FODMAP diet in children with the irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2015 Aug; 42(4):418-27. PMID: 26104013.
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    37. Davidovics ZH, Carter BA, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Shulman RJ, Versalovic J. The Fecal Microbiome in Pediatric Patients With Short Bowel Syndrome. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 11; 40(8):1106-1113. PMID: 26059898.
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    38. Kao CC, Cope JL, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F. The Microbiome, Intestinal Function, and Arginine Metabolism of Healthy Indian Women Are Different from Those of American and Jamaican Women. J Nutr. 2015 Apr 01; 146(4):706-713. PMID: 26962180.
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    39. Kellermayer R, Nagy-Szakal D, Harris RA, Luna RA, Pitashny M, Schady D, Mir SA, Lopez ME, Gilger MA, Belmont J, Hollister EB, Versalovic J. Serial fecal microbiota transplantation alters mucosal gene expression in pediatric ulcerative colitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Apr; 110(4):604-6. PMID: 25853207.
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    40. Luna RA, Foster JA. Gut brain axis: diet microbiota interactions and implications for modulation of anxiety and depression. Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2015 Apr; 32:35-41. PMID: 25448230.
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    41. Lohmann P, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Devaraj S, Mistretta TA, Welty SE, Versalovic J. The airway microbiome of intubated premature infants: characteristics and changes that predict the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatr Res. 2014 Sep; 76(3):294-301. PMID: 24941215.
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    42. Chumpitazi BP, Hollister EB, Oezguen N, Tsai CM, McMeans AR, Luna RA, Savidge TC, Versalovic J, Shulman RJ. Gut microbiota influences low fermentable substrate diet efficacy in children with irritable bowel syndrome. Gut Microbes. 2014 Mar-Apr; 5(2):165-75. PMID: 24637601.
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    43. Chavan RS, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Szabo S, Adesina A, Versalovic J, Krance RA, Kennedy-Nasser AA. Significant morbidity and mortality attributable to rothia mucilaginosa infections in children with hematological malignancies or following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Aug; 30(5):445-54. PMID: 23659597.
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    44. Nagy-Szakal D, Hollister EB, Luna RA, Szigeti R, Tatevian N, Smith CW, Versalovic J, Kellermayer R. Cellulose supplementation early in life ameliorates colitis in adult mice. PLoS One. 2013; 8(2):e56685. PMID: 23437211.
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    45. Luna RA, Millecker LA, Webb CR, Mason SK, Whaley EM, Starke JR, Hiatt PW, Versalovic J. Molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a pediatric population of patients with cystic fibrosis and determination of risk factors for infection with the Houston-1 strain. J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Apr; 51(4):1237-40. PMID: 23303498.
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    46. Ing J, Mason EO, Kaplan SL, Lamberth LB, Revell PA, Luna RA, Hulten KG. Characterization of nontypeable and atypical Streptococcus pneumoniae pediatric isolates from 1994 to 2010. J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Apr; 50(4):1326-30. PMID: 22238440.
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    47. Luna RA, Boyanton BL, Mehta S, Courtney EM, Webb CR, Revell PA, Versalovic J. Rapid stool-based diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection by real-time PCR in a children's hospital. J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar; 49(3):851-7. PMID: 21209161.
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    48. Venkatesh M, Flores A, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Molecular microbiological methods in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2010 Sep; 8(9):1037-48. PMID: 20818947.
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    49. Wenzel JJ, Panning M, Kaul KL, Mangold KA, Revell PA, Luna RA, Zepeda H, Perea L, Vazquez-Perez JA, Young S, Rodic-Polic B, Eickmann M, Drosten C, Jilg W, Reischl U. Analytical performance determination and clinical validation of the novel Roche RealTime Ready Influenza A/H1N1 Detection Set. J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Sep; 48(9):3088-94. PMID: 20610677.
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    50. Petrosino JF, Highlander S, Luna RA, Gibbs RA, Versalovic J. Metagenomic pyrosequencing and microbial identification. Clin Chem. 2009 May; 55(5):856-66. PMID: 19264858.
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    51. Boyanton BL, Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Menne KG, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based identification of pathogenic Candida species by using the internal transcribed spacer 2 region. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2008 Apr; 132(4):667-74. PMID: 18384218.
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    52. Luna RA, Fasciano LR, Jones SC, Boyanton BL, Ton TT, Versalovic J. DNA pyrosequencing-based bacterial pathogen identification in a pediatric hospital setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Sep; 45(9):2985-92. PMID: 17652476.
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    53. Goytia VK, Demmler GJ, Pannaraj PS, Luna RA, Versalovic J. An unusual cause of sepsis and meningitis in a neonate. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2006 Oct; 17(4):187, 225-7. PMID: 17055368.
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    54. Blakey GL, Luna RA, Versalovic J. Infectious diseases testing. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2005 Nov; Chapter 9:Unit 9.18. PMID: 18428383.
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