David L. Coleman

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The Tat protein of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a powerful activator of HIV gene expression. Genetic and biochemical evidence suggests that one or more cellular cofactors may be important for Tat activity. We have used two-hybrid interactive cloning in yeast to identify a partial cDNA clone (clone 10) from a human B-lymphoblastoid library that(More)
The effect of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection on cellular mRNA accumulation was analyzed by gene chip technology. During a 48-h time course after infection of human diploid fibroblasts, 1,425 cellular mRNAs were found to be up-regulated or down-regulated by threefold or greater in at least two consecutive time points. Several classes of genes were(More)
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) induces the acute phase response, differentiation of B cells, proliferation of T cells, thymocytes, hematopoietic progenitors, hybridoma and plasmacytoma cells. Monocytes, T cells, fibroblasts, epithelial and endothelial cells secrete IL-6. Since IL-6 responsive cell-types may participate in the pathogenesis of glomerular inflammation,(More)
Epithelial cells from dog trachea, when grown in tissue culture, formed confluent monolayers 5-6 days after plating. After 8-10 days, domes [mean diam 356 +/- (SE) 53 micron] appeared in monolayers grown in collagen-coated flasks. When grown on polycarbonate filters coated with collagen, a detectable resistance (greater than 5 omega X cm2) and(More)
The open reading frames of human cytomegalovirus (human herpesvirus-5, HHV5) encode some 213 unique proteins with mostly unknown functions. Using the threading program, ProCeryon, we calculated possible matches between the amino acid sequences of these proteins and the Protein Data Bank library of three-dimensional structures. Thirty-six proteins were fully(More)
The concentrations of hypoxanthine and adenosine in ovarian follicular fluid were estimated, using high-performance liquid chromatography, for three groups of mice: 1) pregnant mare's serum gonadotropin (PMSG)-primed mice; 2) PMSG-primed mice 2 h after injection with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); and 3) PMSG-primed mice 5 h after injection with hCG.(More)
Dispersed isolated cells were obtained from human tracheal mucosa by digestion with collagenase. Up to 1.5 X 10(8) cells were obtained per trachea and showed up to 95% viability, as judged by trypan blue exclusion. When grown in culture, the cells formed monolayers after approximately 4 days. Electron microscopy of the monolayers revealed a polarized(More)
An in-depth evaluation was undertaken of a new antibacterial natural product (1) recently isolated and characterised from the plant Hypericum olympicum L. cf. uniflorum. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined for a panel of bacteria, including: meticillin-resistant and -susceptible strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus(More)
Studies were carried out to identify and quantify the porcine follicular fluid (PFF) component(s) responsible for inhibition of murine oocyte maturation. A low molecular weight fraction of PFF (less than 1000) was prepared by dialysis and used in all experiments. This PFF fraction contained an inhibitor(s) of mouse oocyte maturation that absorbed maximally(More)
Bacterial LPS has diverse effects on the function of immune cells, in general, and macrophages, in particular. The intracellular molecular events that mediate the effects of LPS are unclear. We undertook a series of studies in thioglycollate-elicited murine peritoneal macrophages to evaluate the effect of LPS on expression of Egr-1, a member of the(More)