Gillian Marie Scott

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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Five plants used in traditional medicine in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, have been investigated for anti-mycobacterial activity: Olea capensis, Tulbaghia alliacea, Dittrichia graveolens, Leysera gnaphalodes and Buddleja saligna. AIM OF THE STUDY The aim was to assess antimycobacterial activity in plants used in(More)
The genotypes of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) isolates from pediatric patients differs from those of infected adults in Australia. Genotypes were determined by PCR amplification of glycoprotein B (gB) sequences, with subsequent analysis by restriction fragment length polymorphism, single-stranded conformation polymorphism, heteroduplex mobility analysis and(More)
The effects of partially purified human leucocyte interferon (PIF) and of a preparation purified by passage twice through a monoclonal antibody affinity chromatography column (NK21F) were compared with those of a control solution in healhty volunteers. After intramuscular injections both interferon preparations caused rises in pulse rate and body(More)
A double-blind cross-over trial between pheneturide and phenytoin in ninety-four outpatients with epilepsy is described. There was no significant difference between the frequency of seizures in the two groups. The difficulties in comparing two anticonvulsants of similar efficacy are discussed particularly in relation to ethical problems, the selection of(More)
The United Kingdom (UK) is comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and the current population is approximately 62 million (Office for National Statistics 2012). Healthcare, including genetic services and appropriate testing, is provided to all citizens free at the point of service, via a National Health Service (NHS) funded through(More)
Replication of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is subject to regulation by cellular protein kinases. Recently, we and others reported that inhibition of cyclin-dependent protein kinases (CDKs) or the viral CDK ortholog pUL97 can induce intranuclear speckled aggregation of the viral mRNA export factor, pUL69. Here we provide the first evidence for a direct(More)
Natural human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is characterized by a strain-specific neutralizing antibody response. This is particularly relevant in clinical settings such as transplantation and pregnancy where reinfection with heterologous strains occurs and the immune system does not mount an effective response against the infecting strain due to(More)
Congenital infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) can induce immune responses and placental damage. By use of immunoassay panels, 27 cytokines were assessed in midtrimester amniotic fluid from 8 patients with congenital CMV, in midtrimester sera from 12 pregnant women with primary CMV infection, and in amniotic fluid and serum from uninfected maternal(More)
The emergence of antiviral-resistant cytomegalovirus (CMV) strains is a continuing clinical problem, with increased numbers of immunocompromised patients given longer-duration antiviral prophylaxis. Two previously unrecognized CMV DNA polymerase mutations (N408K and A834P) identified separately and together in at-risk lung and kidney transplant recipients(More)