Jacqui Gibson

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Establishment of a persistent infection by echovirus 6 in cloned human WISH cells (PI) was demonstrated. The cloned human WISH cells were maintained for 3.0 years (over 125 passages) and released virus continuously without cellular destruction. Neither temperature-sensitive virus mutants nor interferon appears to play a role in either establishment or(More)
The relationship between plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infectious titer, determined by quantitative fivefold end-point dilution culture, and the detection of genomic HIV-1 RNA by immunocapture-cDNA-polymerase chain reaction was determined. The optimal plasma specimen collection and storage conditions for the use of such virologic(More)
The variant simian immunodeficiency virus termed SIVsmmPBj14 induces a rapidly fatal disease in pig-tailed macaques. The acute pathogenic effects of this virus appear to be associated with at least two in vitro characteristics: the ability to induce lymphocyte proliferation; and the ability to replicate in unstimulated PBMC. Two of the amino acids in Nef of(More)
The effect of polyethylene glycol (PEG) on the isolation of Chlamydia trachomatis was evaluated in our laboratory. Initial range-finding experiments demonstrated that the number of chlamydial inclusion bodies increased with increasing PEG concentrations. However, PEG concentrations above 10.5% became progressively more toxic to the McCoy cell monolayers.(More)
To assess the safety, pharmacokinetics, and antiviral effects of intravenous recombinant CD4 immunoglobulin G (CD4-IgG), a 12-week Phase One study with an optional maintenance phase was performed. Twenty-two subjects with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection were enrolled; 15 subjects completed the initial 12 weeks. CD4-IgG doses were 30,(More)
Nude athymic mice, which lack T-lymphocytes and are unable to mount a cellular immune response, failed to develop the lymphopenia so characteristically produced by a 100 mg/kg oral dose of tilorone hydrochloride in normal mice. The antiviral activity detected in athymic mice 18 hr after a 150 mg/kg oral dose of tilorone was significant, although somewhat(More)
BACKGROUND BK virus (BKV)-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) is often associated with renal graft dysfunction. When renal transplant recipients present with high clinical suspicion for BKVAN (high serum and urine BKV titer with graft dysfunction) but their graft biopsies stain negatively for BKV, non-correlated situations between the two tests often lead to a(More)
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