Dominic Junker

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During an outbreak of severe respiratory disease, a field strain of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), PP14, was isolated from a bird in a Texas flock that had been previously vaccinated with an attenuated Mass serotype virus. After cloning and sequencing the S1 gene from several IBV strains, it was found that the 5' end of the cDNA was 96% identical to the(More)
The large number of phenotypically distinct strains of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) provide a broad genetic background for examining naturally occurring coronavirus variation. Comparisons of the published nucleotide sequence of S1 genes of strains isolated in Europe, Japan and the USA and four additional American strains described in this report(More)
Long-term function of three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs depends on adequate vascularization after implantation. Accordingly, research in tissue engineering has focused on the analysis of angiogenesis. For this purpose, 2 sophisticated in vivo models (the chorioallantoic membrane and the dorsal skinfold chamber) have recently been introduced in tissue(More)
Scaffolds for tissue engineering of bone should mimic bone matrix and promote vascular ingrowth. Whether synthetic hydroxyapatite and acellular dentin, both materials composed from calcium phosphate, fulfill these material properties has not been studied yet. Therefore, we herein studied in vivo the host angiogenic and inflammatory response to these(More)
Amphotericin B is frequently used for the treatment of fungal infections of immunocompromised individuals. Whereas immunomodulatory side effects of this agent are known, the influence of amphotericin B was studied in the model of murine Listeria monocytogenes infection. Treatment of L. monocytogenes-immune mice with a nontoxic dose of amphotericin B (0.75(More)
It is our experience that the use of sheep red blood cells pretreated with formaldehyde and pyruvaldehyde before sensitizing with viral antigen yields results that are comparable to that obtained by using the tannic acid method. The double aldehyde method provides the added advantage of being useful for assaying the viral antigen content in substances which(More)
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