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Emerin is a nuclear membrane protein which is missing or defective in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD). It is one member of a family of lamina-associated proteins which includes LAP1, LAP2 and lamin B receptor (LBR). A panel of 16 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) has been mapped to six specific sites throughout the emerin molecule using phage-displayed(More)
To be efficient, a synthetic vaccine should contain different T and B cell epitopes of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antigens, and the B epitope regions in the vaccine and in the HIV should be conformationally similar. We have suggested previously the construction of vaccines in the form of a protein with a predetermined tertiary structure, namely a(More)
A collection of 21 rat hybridomas secreting high-affinity monoclonal antibodies to Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) virus was generated. Using a panel of 15 monoclonal antibodies to glycoprotein E2, the antigenic structure of this protein of VEE strains TC-83 and 230 was studied. A competitive radioimmunoassay suggested a new map of the antigenic(More)
The dystroglycan gene produces two products from a single mRNA, the extracellular alpha-dystroglycan and the transmembrane beta-dystroglycan. The Duchenne muscular dystrophy protein, dystrophin, associates with the muscle membrane via beta-dystroglycan, the WW domain of dystrophin interacting with a PPxY motif in beta-dystroglycan. A panel of four(More)
The hemagglutination (HA) domains of the Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) and the eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) viruses providing the interaction of virions and red blood cells were studied with the use of a panel of 17 hemagglutination inhibition (HI) monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). A highly conserved domain (C domain) forming(More)
A novel approach to screening phage-displayed peptide libraries has been used to identify hepatitis C virus (HCV) core, NS4 and NS5 sequences, which are antigenic in humans. Two random peptide libraries were used for screening using a mixture of HCV-positive sera or individual antibodies to core, NS3, NS4, and NS5 HCV proteins affinity-purified from this(More)
Alternate serotypes of adenovirus (Ad), including Ads of species B, are being explored to circumvent the disadvantages of Ad serotype 5 gene delivery vectors. Whereas the majority of human Ads utilize the Coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR), none of the Ad species B use CAR. Ad species B is further divided into two subspecies, B1 and B2, and(More)
Most viruses exploit a variety of host cellular proteins as primary cellular attachment receptors in the context of successful execution of infection. Furthermore, many viral agents have evolved precise mechanisms to subvert host immune recognition to achieve persistence. Herein we present data indicating that adenovirus (Ad) serotype 3 utilizes CD80 (B7.1)(More)
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA) with sixty types of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) was used to study cross-reactive epitopes on the attenuated and virulent strains of the Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) and Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis (VEE) viruses. All three structural proteins of the EEE and VEE viruses were demonstrated to have both cross-reactive(More)
Adenovirus (Ad)-mediated transduction of dendritic cells (DC) is inefficient because of the lack of the primary Ad receptor, CAR. DC infection with Ad targeted to the CD40 results in increased gene transfer. The current report describes further development of the CD40-targeting approach using an adapter molecule that bridges the fiber of the Ad5 to CD40 on(More)