A. S. Purewal

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We have previously cloned a 3.5 kb fragment from the Staphylococcus aureus multiresistance plasmid pSK1 which carries the qacA determinant responsible for linked resistance to acriflavine (Acr), ethidium bromide (Ebr), quaternary ammonium compounds (Qar), propamidine isethionate (Pir), and diamidinodiphenylamine dihydrochloride (Ddr). This report presents a(More)
Clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus carry various antiseptic and disinfectant resistance determinants (qac genes) on a variety of plasmids. The biochemistry and specificity of these resistance genes in S. aureus is the subject of this report. The qac genes were separated into two families on the basis of resistance profiles and DNA homology. Isotopic(More)
Results from Southern hybridization and PCR amplification experiments using a randomly synthesized reverse transcription-PCR product showed that peripheral blood leukocytes from horses showing no clinical signs of disease expressed a putative latency-associated transcript antisense to and overlapping the 3' end of the equid herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1)(More)
IL-2 and equine chorionic gonadotrophin (eCG) initiated reactivation of equid herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) from venous lymphocytes at a frequency of 1/10(-5). Indirect immunofluorescence showed that > 80% of virus-positive leukocytes were CD5+/CD8+ with the remaining 20% being CD5+/CD8-/CD4-. Cocultivation demonstrated that the reactivated virus was infectious. In(More)
Differential methylation of CpG sites in the promoter region of the mouse Xist gene is correlated with Xist expression and X-chromosome inactivation in the female. Using oligonucleotides encompassing the differentially methylated sites as probes in band-shift assays, we have identified a nuclear protein which binds to a specific region of the promoter(More)
Consensus cis-acting DNA sequences upstream of the immediate early (IE) gene of equid herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1, strain Ab4) were identified. One copy of the conserved motif TAATGARATTC, which is the binding site for the host cellular factor Oct-1 and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) virion protein, VmW65, complex, was identified at positions -630 to(More)
A 2.6 kb cDNA species has been isolated from a cDNA library prepared from interferon-alpha stimulated equine peripheral blood leucocytes and the nucleotide sequence determined. The cDNA has a single open reading frame potentially encoding a 660 amino acid polypeptide showing a high degree of homology with known mammalian Mx proteins, including the(More)
The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) tegument protein VP16 is a potent transcriptional inducer of immediate-early gene expression, comprising an N-terminal domain involved in binding DNA linked to an acidic transactivating C-terminal domain. The gene encoding the counterpart of this protein in equid herpesvirus 4 (EHV-4) was sequenced. Comparisons with(More)
1. Infection with the bovine abomasal nematode Ostertagia ostertagi results in a loss of acid-secreting parietal cells and an increase in gastric pH. The effects of an experimental infection on gastrin mRNA expression, blood and tissue gastrin concentrations, the different molecular forms of gastrin in each, and pyloric mucosal chromogranin A-derived(More)