Fatema H Aziz

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The vaccinia virus (VV) B8R gene encodes a secreted protein with homology to the gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) receptor. In vitro, the B8R protein binds to and neutralizes the antiviral activity of several species of IFN-gamma, including human and rat IFN-gamma; it does not, however, bind significantly to murine IFN-gamma. Here we report on the construction(More)
Rinderpest is an acute and highly contagious viral disease of ruminants, often resulting in greater than 90% mortality. We have constructed a recombinant vaccinia virus vaccine (v2RVFH) that expresses both the fusion (F) and hemagglutinin (H) genes of rinderpest virus (RPV) under strong synthetic vaccinia virus promoters. v2RVFH-infected cells express high(More)
Rinderpest is an acute and highly contagious viral disease of ruminants, often resulting in greater than 90% mortality. We previously reported the development of first- and second-generation recombinant vaccinia virus vaccines which provide complete protection against rinderpest virus (RPV) and peste-des-petits ruminants virus (PPRV). These vaccines are(More)
Recent evidence indicates that chronic autoimmune disease can result from breakdown of regulation and subsequent activation of self-reactive T cells. In many murine autoimmune disease systems and in the Lewis rat, antigen-specific T cells utilizing the T cell receptor (TCR) Vbeta8.2 gene segment play a major role. In the myelin basic protein-induced(More)
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