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The large virus family Paramyxoviridae includes some of the most significant human and livestock viruses, such as measles-, distemper-, mumps-, parainfluenza-, Newcastle disease-, respiratory syncytial virus and metapneumoviruses. Here we identify an estimated 66 new paramyxoviruses in a worldwide sample of 119 bat and rodent species (9,278 individuals).(More)
A nomenclature is described for restriction endonucleases, DNA methyltransferases, homing endonucleases and related genes and gene products. It provides explicit categories for the many different Type II enzymes now identified and provides a system for naming the putative genes found by sequence analysis of microbial genomes.
We established a protocol of the SuperSAGE technology combined with next-generation sequencing, coined "High-Throughput (HT-) SuperSAGE". SuperSAGE is a method of digital gene expression profiling that allows isolation of 26-bp tag fragments from expressed transcripts. In the present protocol, index (barcode) sequences are employed to discriminate tags from(More)
To the Editor: Gupta et al. raise important issues regarding molecular profiling as an epidemiologic tool (1). First, since all living organisms are related, the goal of genomic profiling in public health epidemiology is not really to determine " whether such isolates are truly related " (1) (they are), but to define the degree of similari-ty—or, more(More)
Type III restriction/modification enzyme recognize short, non-palindromic sequences that can be methylated on only one strand, with the paradoxical consequence that during replication of what is in effect hemimethylated DNA totally unmodified sites arise. Why the unmodified sites are not subject to suicidal restriction was not clear. Here we show that(More)
Hantaviruses are rodent-borne, emerging viruses that cause life-threatening human diseases in Eurasia and the Americas. We detected hantavirus genome sequences in an African wood mouse (Hylomyscus simus) captured in Sangassou, Guinea. Sequence and phylogenetic analyses of the genetic material demonstrate a novel hantavirus species, which we propose to name(More)
  • W D Döcke, S Prösch, E Fietze, V Kimel, H Zuckermann, C Klug +4 others
  • 1994
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) stimulates cytomegalovirus (CMV) activity in a transfected human monocytic cell line. We assessed whether this finding is relevant in vivo by evaluating the frequency of active CMV infection in patients with diseases that enhance plasma TNF. In septic disease, peripheral blood mononuclear cells of almost all patients(More)
We developed a new platform for genome-wide gene expression analysis in any eukaryotic organism, which we called SuperSAGE array. The SuperSAGE array is a microarray onto which 26-bp oligonucleotides corresponding to SuperSAGE tag sequences are directly synthesized. A SuperSAGE array combines the advantages of the highly quantitative SuperSAGE expression(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is among the most relevant causes of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Research is complicated by a lack of accessible small animal models. The systematic investigation of viruses of small mammals could guide efforts to establish such models, while providing insight into viral evolutionary biology. We have assembled the(More)
Both tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) stimulated human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) major immediate early (IE) enhancer/promoter activity in the HL-60 granulocyte/monocyte progenitor cell line when added to transfected cells. In U-937 monocytic cells, by contrast, TNF-alpha had no stimulatory effect and the(More)