Arianna Bracci

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Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is the only human herpesvirus encoding U94/rep, homologue to the parvovirus non-structural gene rep68/78. Results to date suggest that HHV-6 U94/rep might regulate viral gene expression and have a role in viral latency. To determine the effect of U94/REP upon viral replication, the protein was produced. The purified U94/REP(More)
The association between human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and multiple sclerosis (MS) is controversial. In fact, it is difficult to establish a causative role of HHV-6, due to the high prevalence of latently infected individuals in the healthy population. Therefore, the presence of virus sequences in tissue biopsy does not support a viral role, and serological(More)
Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) is a lymphotropic virus associated with several AIDS-related neoplasms. Two ORFs play a critical role in the regulation of virus replication: ORF50, encoding an immediate-early transcriptional activator, and ORF57, encoding a post-transcriptional regulator. We analysed their effects on the activation of the human immunodeficiency(More)
Five DNA topoisomerase I cDNA clones were isolated from a carrot (Daucus carota) cDNA library and two classes of nucleotide sequences were found. One component of the first class, pTop9, perfectly matches the open reading frame of pTop28, a truncated top1 cDNA previously described, and extended it by 594 nucleotides (top1alpha). A member of the second(More)
The O'Hara et al. ventricular cell model was used to quantify cell and tissue electrical characteristics under altered extracellular serum potassium ([K<sup>+</sup>]<sub>o</sub>) levels. The cell model was incorporated into a heterogeneous 1D bidomain virtual strand description where pseudo-ECG was computed. In multiple simulations, the effects of(More)
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