Alasdair Graham

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The avian viral agent S1133 has previously been classified serologically as a member of the avian reovirus group. This viral agent grows in chicken embryo fibroblast cells, bands at a density of 1.37 g/ml in CsCl equilibrium density gradients, has a particle diameter of 75 nm, and has a morphology similar to that of human reovirus type 3. Its nucleic acid(More)
Serial passage of reovirus temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant C(447) produced by passage 9 (P9) a heavily defective population of virus from which the double-stranded RNA genomic segments L(1), L(3), and M(1) were largely missing. Viral cores obtained from this P9 population were heterogeneous with respect to buoyant density in CsCl gradients, suggesting(More)
The characteristics of protein tyrosine phosphorylation were examined in Rat-1 fibroblasts in response to endothelin-1 (ET-1) and 1-oleoyl-lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). Both agonists stimulated the biphasic tyrosine phosphorylation of at least three major proteins of approx. 120 kDa (pp116, pp120 and pp130) and two of 80 kDa (pp80 and pp70).(More)
Past work has shown that transformed Escherichia coli is not a suitable vehicle for studying the expression and regulation of the cloned luminescence (lux) genes of Vibrio harveyi. Therefore, we have used a conjugative system to transfer lux genes cloned into E. coli back into V. harveyi, where they can be studied in the parental organism. To do this, lux(More)
The arrangement of the proton-translocating formate dehydrogenase of the anaerobic respiratory chain of Escherichia coli within the cytoplasmic membrane was examined by direct covalent modification with non-membrane-permeant reagents. Three methods were employed, lactoperoxidase-catalysed radioiodination, labelling with diazotized [125I] di-iodosulphanilic(More)
When 2-day-old rats were inoculated subcutaneously with the R2 strain of reovirus type 3 or with a class B (352) or class C (447) temperature-sensitive (ts) mutant, 5 to 10% of the animals died from acute encephalitis within 12 days. Approximately half of the survivors recovered rapidly and grew normally, but the remainder became runted. Two phases of(More)
1. In this study we examined the signalling events that regulate lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated induction of interferon regulatory factor (IRF)-1 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). 2. LPS stimulated a time- and concentration-dependent increase in IRF-1 protein expression, an effect that was mimicked by the cytokine, tumour necrosis(More)