Dimitris Zouzias

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The translation products synthesized in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate system, from total cellular mRNA from the human epithelial cell-line ME-180, have been examined. Keratin proteins are prominent among these translation products, and they precisely coelectrophorese in sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gels with keratins purified from the cells. Type-I,(More)
Rat cells transformed by polyoma virus contain, in addition to integrated viral DNA, a small number of nonintegrated viral DNA molecules. The free viral DNA originates from the integrated form through a spontaneous induction of viral DNA replication in a minority of the cell population. Its presence is under the control of the viral A locus. To determine(More)
A method is described for the preparation of 125I-labelled SV40 DNA. Using this method, SV40 DNA can be routinely labelled to 15 - 10(6) dpm per mug; much higher specific activities are easily obtained by minor modifications of the method. Once incorporated, the radioactive label dissociates from DNA exceedingly slowly at 4 degrees C or at 68 degrees C.(More)
A patient with epidermodysplasia verruciformis died of intracranial invasion by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A biopsy of clinically normal skin had revealed perineural invasion by malignant keratinocytes. Because SCCs arising in patients with epidermodysplasia verruciformis may be biologically aggressive, it is best to excise them with careful control of(More)
The interaction of polyoma virus with a continuous line of rat cells was studied. Infection of these cells with polyoma did not cause virus multiplication but induced transformation. Transformed cells did not produce infectious virus, but in all clones tested virus was rescuable upon fusion with permissive mouse cells. Transformed rat cells contained, in(More)
Because of seronegativity and absence of a leukemic phase in most patients with mycosis fungoides, a role for the human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) in this disease has remained tenuous. Virus particles are not seen in fresh isolates of skin or blood lymphocytes and the malignant cells (Sézary cells) have been difficult to culture. The availability(More)