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Introduction to vaginal microbiome - lecture

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posted on 14.01.2019, 11:09 by Rosanne Hertzberger
In the introduction I discuss the various aspects of the human vaginal microbiome and how distinct it is from other human bodily niches and other primate vaginal microbiota. I discuss how certain community state types seem to confer some protection against HIV infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth,pprom, chorioamnionitis etc).

In the second part (starting at slide 11) I present our own research on glycogen metabolism of Lactobacillus crispatus and the involvement of a type 1 pullulanase.

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These slides were part of an oral presention at this Keystone symposium: The poster that I presented can also be found here.

These slides were part of a lecture, given in the Human Microbiome in Health and Disease Lecture series january 2019 in Artis/Micropia, Amsterdam. The lecture series: