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Glutamate transporters play an essential role in terminating the excitatory glutamatergic signal at post-synaptic receptors and in protecting neurones from excitotoxic effects, as well as replenishing the neurotransmitter supply at glutamatergic synapses. The distribution and density of glutamate transporters may be important determinants of vulnerability(More)
We report the localization of three monoclonal antibody (MAb) binding sites in the capsid protein of feline calicivirus. Gene fragments were generated by restriction enzyme digestion or the polymerase chain reaction, and expressed as beta-galactosidase fusion proteins in Escherichia coli. These chimeric molecules were screened using three MAbs. A(More)
Comparison of sequence data is necessary in older to investigate virus origins, identify features common to virulent strains, and characterize genomic organization within virus families. A virulent caliciviral disease of rabbits recently emerged in China. We have sequenced 1100 bases from the 3' ends of two independent European isolates of this virus, and(More)
CD10 (CALLA) antigen is expressed in a wide variety of epithelial and nonepithelial tissues, but its most significant application is in the diagnosis and classification of certain types of malignant lymphoma and leukemia. CD10 is expressed in a high percentage of cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), follicular lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, and some(More)
Cyclin D1 plays a critical role in the timing of the initiation of DNA synthesis in the normal cell cycle of mammalian cells. Deregulated expression of this protein has been seen in a variety of tumours either as a result of gene amplification or chromosomal translocation, in breast cancer and B cell malignancies respectively. In order to determine the role(More)
Emerging evidence suggests that a disturbance of the glutamate neurotransmitter system may be a contributory factor to motor neuron injury in motor neuron disease. Previous autoradiographic and immunoblotting studies have suggested that there may be reduced expression of glutamate transporter proteins in pathologically affected areas of the CNS in motor(More)
AIMS Assessment of the expression of antigens CD5, CD10 and CD23 can be of value in the differential diagnosis of small B-cell lymphoma. Correct subclassification is important since optimal treatment regimes differ between the subtypes. The aim of this study was to generate monoclonal antibodies recognizing these antigens in paraffin-embedded tissue and to(More)
We have determined the complete sequence of a feline calicivirus. The virus genome is 7690 bases long and contains two large open reading frames. Proteins specified by these have similarity to those encoded in the corresponding regions of a candidate calicivirus rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, but are distinctly different from those specified by another(More)
We have determined 4380 bases of the sequence from a cDNA clone containing the 3' end of feline calicivirus strain F9. We find four candidate open reading frames of which three are complete and comprise 245, 317 and 2012 nucleotides. The fourth continues toward the 5' end. We have expressed the largest complete open reading frame in E. coli. Sera raised to(More)
Assessment of oestrogen and progesterone receptors (ER and PgR) in breast cancer is widely used for the prediction of response to endocrine therapy and as a prognostic marker. Cytosolic assays have been replaced in many centres by immunochemical techniques, which have many advantages including applicability to small samples, simplicity, and(More)