Christine Brannan

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Plants not hosts for cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) may prevent systemic CaMV infection by interfering with dissemination of infection through the plant or by preventing viral replication and maturation. Leaf skeleton hybridization allows distinction between these two barriers. The technique assesses the spatial distribution of CaMV in an inoculated leaf(More)
Cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) replicated in protoplasts and in inoculated leaves of the non-host, cotton (Gossypium hirsutum, L.). Protoplasts prepared from suspension-cultured cotton cells were infected by incubation with liposome-encapsulated CaMV virions. During a 1-week culture period the amount of CaMV nucleic acid as detected by nucleic acid(More)
The purpose of the study was to pilot-test a questionnaire measuring health-related quality of life (QoL) in thyroid cancer patients to be used with the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) core questionnaire EORTC QLQ-C30. A provisional questionnaire with 47 items was administered to patients treated for thyroid cancer within(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to determine quality of life (QoL) issues that are relevant to thyroid cancer patients cross-culturally, and to identify those with highest relevance to them in addition to the more general issues covered by the core European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QoL questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30). (More)
We have developed techniques that permit the affinity-chromatographic determination of glycosylated hemoglobin, plasma protein, and albumin on fingerstick samples of whole blood. The fingerstick glycohemoglobin technique takes advantage of the high sensitivity of measurement of hemoglobin by absorbance at 414 nm. The glycosylated plasma protein is assayed(More)
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) is known to inhibit glycosylation (glycation) of albumin in vitro. The mechanism has been presumed to be acetylation, but this has never been validated. The new affinity aminophenylboronic acid procedure for determination of glycosylated albumin was used to demonstrate inhibition of glycosylation by aspirin. ASA, but(More)
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