Devon J. Lehman

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NH2-terminal amino acid sequence obtained from a UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyl-transferase (GalNAc-transferase) isolated from bovine colostrum was used for the construction of synthetic oligonucleotide primers. Subsequent polymerase chain reaction and library screenings of a bovine intestine cDNA library produced seven positive clones. The(More)
The relationship between extracellular proteinase and the virulence for mice in Candida albicans was studied by using a set of three isolates. The set included a proteinase-producing parent (C9), a proteinase-deficient mutant derived from C9 by nitrous acid treatment (C9M1), and a spontaneous revertant (C9M1M) obtained by mouse passage of C9M1. The(More)
U.S. casualties have developed multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial infections. A surveillance project to evaluate U.S. military patients for the presence of MDR pathogens from wounding through the first 30 days of care in the military healthcare system (MHS) was performed. U.S. military patients admitted to a single combat support hospital in Iraq during(More)
A cotton rat model of experimental human parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV-3) infection was used to examine the efficacy of FHN, a novel chimeric glycoprotein which contains the extracellular regions of the fusion (F) and haemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) glycoproteins of PIV-3. The FHN protein was expressed in insect cells using a baculovirus vector system.(More)
Human parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV-3) is one of the leading causes of paediatric viral respiratory disease. The PIV-3 genome encodes two envelope glycoproteins, F and HN, which are the major targets for the host antibody response. We have expressed secreted forms of the F and HN proteins and a novel chimeric FHN glycoprotein in insect cells using(More)
A cotton rat model of experimental human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV-3) infection was used to examine the efficacy of FRHNP, a novel chimeric glycoprotein which contains the extracellular regions of the fusion glycoprotein of RSV and the attachment glycoprotein of PIV-3, as a single subunit vaccine against(More)
We have characterized 46 hybrid phage which hybridize preferentially to mRNA from sporulating cells. Cross-hybridization experiments demonstrate that 27 distinct SPR (Sporulation regulated) sequences are represented among these phage. The SPR genes can be grouped into three classes: early, middle, and late. The early class shows an accumulation of(More)