Brian Perrin

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A simple method of species identification of ruminant mycoplasmas by dot immunobinding (MF dot) is described. Mycoplasmas from broth cultures were directly trapped onto the surface of low protein-binding affinity membranes by vacuum filtration. Specific polyclonal anti-mycoplasma sera were then applied. Mycoplasma-antibody complexes were then revealed by an(More)
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV), an oncovirus related to human T-cell leukemia virus type I, causes a B-cell lymphoproliferative syndrome in cattle, leading to an inversion of the T-cell/B-cell ratio and, more rarely, to a B-cell lymphosarcoma. Sheep are highly sensitive to BLV experimental infection and develop B-cell pathologies similar to those in cattle in(More)
The detection of cattle latently infected with bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV1) is of importance in control programs and in international trade activities. Therefore, tests to detect specific antibodies in serum must be highly sensitive. To evaluate the reliability of serological diagnosis of BHV1 infections in Europe, seventeen laboratories in 15 European(More)
A comparison is made of serological diagnostic procedures used for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis in the European Community. A panel of 65 sera, including positive, doubtful, negative and diluted samples was dispatched to nine different European laboratories and tested by neutralisation, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), indirect(More)
A study, consisting of three trials, was undertaken in order to find standard reference sera for use in serological diagnostic procedures for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) in the European Union (EU). A total of forty-nine laboratories participated in the trials, in which panels of positive, weak positive, and negative candidate sera were tested(More)
The authors describe the procedure of laboratory diagnosis for bovine respiratory diseases: direct diagnosis by isolation and for identification of bacteria or viruses and indirect diagnosis by serological methods. They specify the restraints and limits of this diagnosis and the significance results which are obtained and connected with knowledge of(More)
BACKGROUND Simulation is an effective method for teaching clinical skills but has not been widely adopted to educate trainees about how to teach. OBJECTIVE We evaluated a curriculum for pediatrics fellows by using high-fidelity simulation (mannequin with vital signs) to improve pedagogical skills. INTERVENTION The intervention included a lecture on(More)
The objective of this study is to explore the criteria of effective information technology governance processes employed in universities and their impact on the diffusion of appropriate technology to the base level users. From this analysis, we hope to develop a set of best practice guidelines for IT governance and related processes in respect of(More)
Coupled interrelations occurring between a phosphatase/kinase reaction sequence acting in unstirred layers and on both sides of a charged biomembrane pore structure are presented as a plausible kinetic model for the primary active transport of phosphorylated molecules. Simulations conducted at the cell level and with credible numerical values demonstrate(More)