E. A. Brown

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Susceptibility of a particular species to prion disease is affected by small differences in the sequence of PrP and correlates with the propensity of its PrP to assume the β-state. A helix-cap motif in the β2-α2-loop of native α-helical rabbit PrP, a resistant species, contains sequence differences that influence intra- and interspecies transmission. To(More)
Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a type of lysosomal storage disease resulting in the progressive deterioration of neuronal function. Little is known about the genetics, pathophysiology and biochemical basis of this disease. This is, in part, due to the complexity of the central nervous system and the lack of an in vitro model. In this report, we(More)
The constant requirement for greater performance in neural model simulation has created the need for high-speed simulation platforms. We present a generalized, scalable field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based architecture for fast computation of neural models and focus on the steps involved in implementing a single-compartment and a two-compartment(More)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) causes enterotoxin-induced diarrhoea and significant mortality. The molecular mechanisms underlying how the heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) is secreted during infection are poorly understood. ETEC produce outer-membrane vesicles (OMVs) containing LT that are endocytosed into host cells. Although OMV production and(More)
Calciphylaxis, or calcific uremic arteriolopathy, commonly affects people with end-stage renal disease and carries with it a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Here, we present the unusual case of a 56-year-old woman, with extensive medical problems, who developed calciphylaxis in the presence of primary hyperparathyroidism. Our patient initially(More)
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