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    • Lactic acid from vaginal microbiota enhances cervicovaginal epithelial barrier integrity by promoting tight junction protein expression 

      Delgado-Diaz, David J.; Jesaveluk, Brianna; Hayward, Joshua A.; Tyssen, David; Alisoltani, Arghavan; Potgieter, Matthys; Bell, Liam; Ross, Elizabeth; Iranzadeh, Arash; Allali, Imane; Dabee, Smritee; Barnabas, Shaun; Gamieldien, Hoyam; Blackburn, Jonathan M.; Mulder, Nicola; Smith, Steven B.; Edwards, Vonetta L.; Burgener, Adam D.; Bekker, Linda-Gail; Ravel, Jacques; Passmore, Jo-Ann S.; Masson, Lindi; Hearps, Anna C.; Tachedjian, Gilda (2022-08-31)
      Abstract Background Women with a cervicovaginal microbiota dominated by Lactobacillus spp. are at reduced risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections including HIV, but ...