Gary Birch

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Two acyclic analogs of bromotubercidin were tested for cytotoxic effects on uninfected cells by monitoring cell growth and measuring cell cycle perturbations using flow cytometry. As reported elsewhere, 5-bromotubercidin analogs in which ribose was replaced by 2-hydroxyethoxymethyl (compound 102) or by 1,3-dihydroxypropoxymethyl (compound 183) were potent(More)
Inhibition of DNA synthesis by ara-sangivamycin was antagonized by adenosine. The 50% inhibitory concentrations increased 1.6- to 32-fold in the presence of 1.0 to 50 microM adenosine, respectively. In contrast, the inhibition of human cytomegalovirus replication by ara-sangivamycin was not antagonized by as much as 50 microM adenosine. This suggests that(More)
The topical delivery of liposomally encapsulated interferon was evaluated in the cutaneous herpes simplex virus guinea pig model. Application of liposomally entrapped interferon caused a reduction of lesion scores, whereas application of interferon formulated as a solution or as an emulsion was ineffective. The method of liposomal preparation rather than(More)
PURPOSE Public information and communication technologies, such as information kiosks, automated banking machines and ticket dispensers, allow people to access services in a convenient and timely manner. However, the development of these technologies has occurred largely without consideration of access by people with disabilities. Inaccessible technical(More)
Novel acyclic halogenated tubercidins (4-amino-5-halo-7-[(2-hydroxyethoxy)-methyl]pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidines) were examined for their ability to inhibit human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in yield reduction assays. 5-Bromo acyclic tubercidin (compound 102) was a more potent inhibitor of virus replication than the chloro- and iodo-substituted analogs (compounds 100(More)
This paper describes the outcome of discussions held during the Third International BCI Meeting at a workshop to review and evaluate the current state of BCI-related hardware and software. Technical requirements and current technologies, standardization procedures and future trends are covered. The main conclusion was recognition of the need to focus(More)
Two herpes simplex virus type 1 ribonucleotide reductase null mutants, hrR3 and ICP6 delta, produced cutaneous lesions in guinea pigs as severe as those of wild-type strains. The lesions induced by hrR3 resulted from in vivo replication of the mutant virus, suggesting that this virus-encoded enzyme is nonessential for virus replication in guinea pigs.
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