David T. Rowe

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Infection of T cells by HIV-1 can occur through binding of virus to dendritic cell (DC)-specific ICAM-3 grabbing nonintegrin (DC-SIGN) on dendritic cells and transfer of virus to CD4+ T cells. Here we show that a subset of B cells in the blood and tonsils of normal donors expressed DC-SIGN, and that this increased after stimulation in vitro with interleukin(More)
A quantitative competitive PCR (QC-PCR) assay for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been developed to provide accurate measurement of EBV genome load in pediatric transplant recipients at risk for developing posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). The assay quantifies between 8 and 5,000 copies of the EBV genome in 10(5) lymphocytes after a 30-cycle(More)
Epstein-Barr virus infects human B lymphocytes. The interaction between the virus and these cells has been the subject of investigation for over three decades. Recent in vitro and in vivo studies, reviewed here, are revealing the mechanisms by which EBV induces and controls proliferation through the expression of six viral nuclear proteins and two plasma(More)
Infection of human B cells with wild-type Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in vitro leads to activation and proliferation that result in efficient production of lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs). Latent Membrane Protein 2 (LMP2) is expressed early after infection and previous research has suggested a possible role in this process. Therefore, we generated recombinant(More)
RETINOBLASTOMA is a rare tumour, occurring mainly in infancy and early childhood, and arouses interest whenever it is encountered. This case is of even greater interest because it was found in a girl 81 years old, and even more so because of the unique method in which the diagnosis was established. Retinoblastoma, in the advanced stages, when extra-ocular(More)
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