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Recombinant mouse prion protein (recMoPrP) produced in Escherichia coli was polymerized into amyloid fibrils that represent a subset of beta sheet-rich structures. Fibrils consisting of recMoPrP(89-230) were inoculated intracerebrally into transgenic (Tg) mice expressing MoPrP(89-231). The mice developed neurologic dysfunction between 380 and 660 days after(More)
RAP - a Relational Associative Processor - is a back-end or peripheral device to augment a general purpose computer for implementing a data base management system (DBMS). Its architecture is based on the fact that data base operations are inherently set-oriented and that data base addressing is best accomplished through associative reference to achieve high(More)
A redacted prion protein (PrP) of 106 amino acids with two large deletions was expressed in transgenic (Tg) mice deficient for wild-type (wt) PrP (Prnp0/0) and supported prion propagation. RML prions containing full-length PrP(Sc)produced disease in Tg(PrP106)Prnp0/0 mice after approximately 300 days, while transmission of RML106 prions containing(More)
On passaging synthetic prions, two isolates emerged with incubation times differing by nearly 100 days. Using conformational-stability assays, we determined the guanidine hydrochloride (Gdn.HCl) concentration required to denature 50% of disease-causing prion protein (PrP(Sc)) molecules, denoted as the [Gdn.HCl](1/2) value. For the two prion isolates(More)
This study tested the concept that changes in breathing parameters account for modifications in respiratory-related blood pressure (BP) and R-R interval (RRI) variability during nocturnal sleep. BP (Finapres), electrocardiogram, respiration (Respitrace), and polygraphic sleep recordings were recorded continuously in 13 healthy men aged 18-37 yr. The(More)
Prions arise when the cellular prion protein (PrP(C)) undergoes a self-propagating conformational change; the resulting infectious conformer is designated PrP(Sc). Frequently, PrP(Sc) is protease-resistant but protease-sensitive (s) prions have been isolated in humans and other animals. We report here that protease-sensitive, synthetic prions were generated(More)
RAP-a Relational Associative Processor-is a back-end or peripheral device to augment a general purpose computer for implementing a database management system (DBMS) Its architecture is based on the fact that database operations are inherently set-oriented and that data base addressing is best accomplished through associative reference to achieve high data(More)
The shellfish poison maitotoxin causes the irreversible opening of nonselective cation channels in mouse L cell fibroblasts, consistent with the action of this toxin in other cell types and the previously demonstrated existence of 28-pS voltage-insensitive nonselected cation channels that are activated by platelet-derived growth factor in these cells.(More)
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