Frederick A. Johnson

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Hemophilia B is an X-linked coagulopathy caused by absence of functional coagulation factor IX (F.IX). Previously, we established an experimental basis for gene transfer as a method of treating the disease in mice and hemophilic dogs through intramuscular injection of a recombinant adeno-associated viral (rAAV) vector expressing F.IX. In this study we(More)
The development of central projections of sensory neurons in lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) was examined by using horseradish peroxidase labeling techniques in chick embryos from stage 23 (E4) to stage 39 (E13). Our results show that primary afferents reach the spinal cord by stage 23. Afferent axons extend in the primordium of the dorsal funiculus(More)
Imaging of regenerating optic fibers in living adult goldfish was used to visualize arbor restructuring during activity-dependent refinement. A small number of neighboring retinal ganglion cells were labeled with DiI and observed in the tectum of the living animal for 5-7 hours during the period of activity-dependent refinement. In contrast to earlier(More)
The mammalian prion protein (PrPC) is a cellular protein of unknown function, an altered isoform of which (PrPSc) is a component of the infectious particle (prion) thought to be responsible for spongiform encephalopathies in humans and animals. We report here the isolation of a cDNA that encodes a chicken protein that is homologous to PrPC. This chicken(More)