Adam Taylor

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Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) expresses numerous intronless mRNAs that are unable to access splicing-dependent cellular mRNA nuclear export pathways. To circumvent this problem, KSHV encodes the open reading frame 57 (ORF57) protein, which orchestrates the formation of an export-competent virus ribonucleoprotein particle comprising the(More)
The hTREX complex mediates cellular bulk mRNA nuclear export by recruiting the nuclear export factor, TAP, via a direct interaction with the export adaptor, Aly. Intriguingly however, depletion of Aly only leads to a modest reduction in cellular mRNA nuclear export, suggesting the existence of additional mRNA nuclear export adaptor proteins. In order to(More)
The molecular basis of schizophrenia is poorly understood; however, different brain regions are believed to play distinct roles in disease symptomology. We have studied gene expression in the superior temporal cortex (Brodmann area 22; BA22), which may play a role in positive pathophysiology, and compared our results with data from the anterior prefrontal(More)
BACKGROUND The Flinders model is a validated genetic rat model of depression that exhibits a number of behavioural, neurochemical and pharmacological features consistent with those observed in human depression. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study we have used genome-wide microarray expression profiling of the hippocampus and prefrontal/frontal cortex of(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal, neurodegenerative disorder in which motor neurons in the spinal cord and motor cortex degenerate. Although the majority of ALS cases are sporadic, mutations in Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase-1 (SOD1) are causative for 10-20% of familial ALS (fALS), and recent findings show that a hexanucleotide repeat expansion in(More)
Chikungunya virus, a re-emerging mosquito-borne alphavirus, causes fever, rash and persistent arthralgia/arthritis in humans. Severe outbreaks have occurred resulting in infections of millions of people in Southeast Asia and Africa. Currently there are no antiviral drugs or vaccines for prevention and treatment of chikungunya infections. Herein we report(More)
  • Julia J Turnock-Jones, Carol A Jennings, Melanie J Robbins, Jane E Cluderay, Jackie Cilia, Juliet L Reid +4 others
  • 2009
A hypofunction of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor has been implicated in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Compelling evidence of altered NMDA receptor subunit expression in the schizophrenic brain has not, however, so far emerged. Rats reared in isolation exhibit several characteristics, including disturbed sensory gating, which resemble those(More)
Demand-Side Management (DSM) refers to programs that aim to control the energy consumption at the customer side of the meter. Different techniques have been proposed to achieve this. Perhaps the most popular techniques are those based on smart pricing (e.g., critical-peak pricing, real-time pricing). The idea, in a nutshell, is to encourage end users to(More)
The rising prevalence of arthritogenic alphavirus infections, including chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Ross River virus (RRV), and the lack of antiviral treatments highlight the potential threat of a global alphavirus pandemic. The immune responses underlying alphavirus virulence remain enigmatic. We found that pentraxin 3 (PTX3) was highly expressed in(More)