J. A. Campbell

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This paper presents a new similarity metric and algorithm for situations represented as graphs. The metric is based on the concept of shared information, and there is discussion of how this would apply for diierent forms of similarity|including surface, structural and thematic similarity. An algorithm is presented which will determine the similarity of two(More)
NK and T lymphocytes express both activating and inhibiting receptors for various members of the major histocompatibility complex class I superfamily (MHCISF). To evade immunologic cytotoxicity, many viruses interfere with the function of these receptors, generally by altering the displayed profile of MHCISF proteins on host cells. Using a structurally(More)
When human melanoma cells are injected into nude mice they usually give rise to tumours that grow progressively and do not elicit a prominent host response. We have recently developed a melanoma cell line, UCT-Mel 7, that did not show these characteristics. In the first place UCT-Mel 7 showed a consistently unusual, phasic growth pattern. After a short(More)
Disorders of cutaneous repair can cause disability or death given that skin functions as a protective barrier against the external environment. The inflammatory response triggered by tissue damage is thought to play both positive (e.g., pathogen-killing) and negative (e.g., scarring) roles in repair. Inflammatory resolution mediators such as chemerin15(More)
Chlamydial pathogenicity in the upper genital tract relies on chlamydial ascending from the lower genital tract. To monitor chlamydial ascension, we engineered a luciferase-expressing C. muridarum. In cells infected with the luciferase-expressing C. muridarum, luciferase gene expression and enzymatic activity (measured as bioluminescence intensity)(More)
In this study, we have identified a unique mechanism in which human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) protein pUL79 acts as an elongation factor to direct cellular RNA polymerase II for viral transcription during late times of infection. We and others previously reported that pUL79 and its homologues are required for viral transcript accumulation after viral DNA(More)
For a skin wound to successfully heal, the cut epidermal-edge cells have to migrate forward at the interface between scab and healthy granulation tissue. Much is known about how lead-edge cells migrate, but very little is known about the mechanisms that enable active participation by cells further back. Here we show that ephrin-B1 and its receptor EphB2 are(More)