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Between 1998 and 2000, a total of 266 samples were found positive for group A rotaviruses by RNA electrophoresis. Samples were collected from patients admitted to two leading hospitals in Calcutta. Serotyping could be done only with 22% of the positive samples, leaving 78% untypeable. The G (VP7 genotypes) and P (VP4 genotypes) types were determined for 159(More)
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a highly contagious, economically important viral disease of sheep and goats with high morbidity and mortality rates. In order to control the disease effectively, highly sensitive diagnostic tests coupled with potent vaccines are important pre-requisites. At present, there are three live attenuated PPR vaccines available(More)
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is an acute, highly contagious, notifiable and economically important transboundary viral disease of sheep and goats. In this study, sequence and phylogenetic analyses of structural protein genes, namely the nucleocapsid (N), the matrix (M), the fusion (F) and the haemagglutinin (H) coding sequences of virulent and vaccine(More)
Studies in ischemic canine left ventricle have shown that the depletion of membrane phospholipids is a critical event in the development of a sarcolemmal calcium permeability defect and associated irreversible myocyte injury. The mechanism of phospholipid loss is unclear, but may be due to the activation of endogenous phospholipases. Since arachidonic acid(More)
Nucleotide sequences of RNA segments encoding structural proteins(VP4, VP6, and VP7) and nonstructural proteins(NSP1 and NSP3) of a human group B rotavirus CAL-1, which was detected in Calcutta, India, were determined and their relatedness with cognate genes of other group B rotaviruses was analyzed. The CAL-1 genes showed generally high sequence identities(More)
The present study characterized the structure, organization, and expression of the rat cardiac myosin light chain (MLC) -2 gene. The rat cardiac MLC-2 gene has seven exons which display complete conservation with the exon structure of the rat fast twitch skeletal MLC-2 gene. A 250-base pair (bp) sequence of the 5'-flanking region contains CArG motifs and(More)
A highly sensitive N gene-based PCR-ELISA for the detection of Peste-des-petits-ruminants virus (PPRV) was developed. The RT-PCR yielded a digoxigenin (DIG)-labeled product of 336 bp comprising a sequence from PPRV N gene, which was then detected by ELISA. The assay could detect the viral RNA in PPRV-infected tissue culture fluids with a titer as low as 0.1(More)
Cytochrome P4501A1 was purified to electrophoretic homogeneity from the liver microsomes of feral fish leaping mullet (Liza saliens) collected in Izmir Bay, Aegean coast of Turkey. Purification of cytochrome P4501A1 involved anion exchange chromatography of Emulgen 913-cholate solubilized microsomes on first- and second-DEAE-cellulose columns, hydrophobic(More)
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) is a contagious, notifiable and economically important transboundary viral disease of small ruminants. In this study, a hydrolysis probe-based real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (rt RT-PCR) assay for the detection and semi-quantification of PPR virus (PPRV) nucleic acid was developed using the virus(More)