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Bovine besnoitiosis, caused by the apicomplexan protozoan parasite Besnoitia besnoiti, was diagnosed in an Irish dairy herd. This is the first diagnosis of besnoitiosis in Ireland or the UK and the most northerly European outbreak yet described. The diagnosis occurred following a farm investigation in June 2015 into an unusual dermatological problem that(More)
Lipid synthesis was examined in Escherichia coli cells at different stage of cell division. Exponentially growing cells were pulse-labeled with appropriate isotopes for 0.1 generation time, inactivated, and separated by size on a sucrose gradient. An abrupt increase in the rate of lipid synthesis occurred which was coincident with the initiation of cross(More)
The seasonal incidence and occurrence of indicator organisms and pathogens were studied at four sites in the Rhode River, a subestuary of Chesapeake Bay. The highest frequency of occurrence of total and fecal coliforms and fecal streptococci was in Muddy Creek, a marsh area receiving pasture land runoff. Second highest frequency of occurrence of these(More)
The rapidly acting inhibitor of plasminogen activators, PAI-1, was produced intracellularly in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by using the ADH2 promoter to drive the expression of the human PAI-1 cDNA. Approximately 8 mg of human PAI-1 was produced per liter of confluent yeast culture. A purification scheme which resulted in 20% recovery of isolated PAI-1 from(More)
Although consumption of drinking water contaminated with inorganic arsenic is usually considered the primary exposure route, aggregate exposure to arsenic depends on direct consumption of water, use of water in food preparation, and the presence in arsenicals in foods. To gain insight into the effects of biological and behavioral factors on arsenic(More)
In Escherichia coli, the additon of ethanol resulted in the synthesis of an increased proportion of phospholipids containing two unsaturated fatty acids. The addition of hexanol resulted in the opposite effect, an increase in the proportion of monounsaturated molecular species. The alcohol-induced changes were quantitatively similar to those caused by(More)
Secretion from recombinant yeast was used as a potential source of large quantities of the leech protein antistasin (ATS), a potent and highly specific inhibitor of the serine protease coagulation factor Xa. Mature recombinant ATS (r-ATS) is obtained after intracellular cleavage by the yscF protease of the mating factor alpha-1 pre-proleader from the fusion(More)
In summary, we have shown that yeast is the preferred host for the expression of recombinant-derived hepatitis B vaccines, and that a yeast expression system which is productive, stable and scaleable can be developed for each of the three HBV envelope proteins. The versatility of regulated and integrated yeast expression systems in the production of foreign(More)
Two fermentation processes for the tryptophan-regulated expression of active HIV protease (HIV-1 prt) in Escherichia coli are described. Since overexpression of HIV-1 prt results in cell death, stringent control of product expression was necessary to attain high enzyme levels. Such control was achieved by separation of growth and production phases in a(More)
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