J. Scott

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Relapsing fever Borrelia spp. challenge microbiologic typing because they possess segmented genomes that maintain essential genes on large linear plasmids. Antigenic variation further complicates typing. Intergenic spacer (IGS, between 16S-23S genes) heterogeneity provides resolution among Lyme disease-associated and some relapsing fever spirochetes. We(More)
Intestinal apolipoprotein B mRNA is edited at nucleotide 6666 by a C to U transition resulting in a translational stop codon. The enzymatic properties of the editing activity were characterised in vitro using rat enterocyte cytosolic extract. The editing activity has no nucleotide or ion cofactor requirement. It shows substrate saturation with an apparent(More)
This report discusses the following issues related to typing of group A streptococci (GAS): The development and use of the 5' emm variable region sequencing (emm typing) in relation to the existing serologic typing system; the designation of emm types in relation to M types; a system for validation of new emm types; criteria for validation of provisional M(More)
Celera Genomics has constructed an automated computer system to support ultra high-throughput SNP genotyping that satisfies the increasing demand that disease association studies are placing on current genotyping facilities. This system consists of the seamless integration of target SNP selection, automated oligo design, in silico assay quality validation,(More)
The C->U editing of RNA is widely found in plant and animal species. In mammals it is a discrete process confined to the editing of apolipoprotein B (apoB) mRNA in eutherians and the editing of the mitochondrial tRNA for glycine in marsupials. Here we have identified and characterised apoB mRNA editing in the American opossum Monodelphus domestica. The apoB(More)
— We propose a new method for the measurement of the (group) delay from the RF input to the IF output of a mixer or receiver. The method is particularly convenient for measuring the change in group delay with the local oscillator tuning frequency of the receiver, since the method does not require access to, or even knowledge of, the LO signal. The method(More)
We recently showed that a prophage-like Streptococcus pyogenes chromosomal island (SpyCI) controls DNA mismatch repair and other repair functions in M1 genome strain SF370 by dynamic excision and reintegration into the 5' end of mutL in response to growth, causing the cell to alternate between a wild type and mutator phenotype. Nine of the 16 completed S.(More)
The cascoded-compensation or 'Cascomp' amplifier offers excellent distortion reduction and thermal distortion rejection, but has not seen widespread use because of a limited gain and increased complexity compared with other topologies. The original theory showed that with the addition of an ideal error amplifier the circuit will completely compensate(More)
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