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    Model structure for the natural history of human papillomavirus infection and cervical cancer.

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    <p>The model structure reflects the natural history of HPV infection towards cervical cancer. Women can be infected by HPV and progress to low-grade CIN or high-grade CIN, or regress with natural immunity. Low-grade CIN progress to high-grade CIN, or regress thanks to the natural immunity. High-grade CIN progress to invasive cervical cancer (local, regional and distant cancer), or regress thanks to the natural immunity. In the male model, there are three compartments considered: susceptibility to infection, infection and recovery with natural immunity. Female can be protected by HPV vaccine.</p

    Western blot performed from the first patient's serum before and after cross-adsorption.

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    <p>WM = Weight marker; lanes 1, 3 and 5: <i>B. quintana</i> antigen; lanes 2, 4 and 6: <i>B. henselae</i> antigen; lanes 1 and 2: unadsorbed serum; lanes 3 and 4: serum adsorbed with <i>B. henselae</i>; lanes 5 and 6: serum adsorbed with <i>B. quintana</i>.</p