Jane L. Swanson

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Dengue virus suspensions from mouse brain and cell culture were fractionated into three components by rate zonal centrifugation in sucrose gradients. Infectious virus sedimented in a single zone and possessed hemagglutinating (HA) and complement fixing (CF) activity. Electron micrographs showed the virion to be a spherical particle 48 to 50 nm in diameter(More)
A C4-deficient patient with systemic lupus erythematosus had been transfused on several occasions. His red cells reacted with a proportion of anti-Rg (Rodgers) and anti-Ch (Chido) reagents, but this was due to a separable antibody that did not have anti-Rg or anti-Ch specificity. Eluates of anti-Rg and anti-Ch indicate his red cell phenotype to be Rg-Ch-.(More)
A direct bioluminescence assay for bacteriuria screening is described and compared with the MS-2 system (Abbott Laboratories, Irvine, Tex.) and the chemical strip, Gram smear, and calibrated-loop methods. A total of 973 specimens were tested. Unlike previously described bioluminescence methods, this test measures total ATP in urine without pretreatment of(More)
Red blood cell alloantibody production was studied in 90 neonates who received a mean of 14.1 transfusions (range 2-35) from an average of 8.9 donors during the first three months after birth. Standard antibody detection procedures were done with the use of a selected red blood cell panel. No unexpected alloantibodies were detected. These findings suggest,(More)
Hyperacute rejection of organ xenografts is thought to be mediated by the reaction of naturally occurring antibodies and complement of the recipient with blood vessels in the donor organ. We have suggested previously that the pathogenesis of hyperacute rejection might involve the activation of endothelial cells in the graft. To evaluate the potential role(More)
Receptor specificities of the three recognized variants of PapG, the major adhesin of uropathogenic Escherichia coli, have been deduced in part from the distinctive hemagglutination (HA) patterns these adhesins ostensibly exhibit with different erythrocytes. A comprehensive reevaluation of these HA patterns using sheep, rabbit, and diverse human(More)
There is considerable interest in understanding women's underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. Career choices have been shown to be driven in part by interests, and gender differences in those interests have generally been considered to result from socialization. We explored the contribution of sex hormones to(More)
A mouse IgG1 monoclonal antibody (MAb) UMRh, was prepared by immunizing Balb/c mice with the Jurkat T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) cell line. The MAb UMRh is directed against a widely distributed Rh-related cell surface antigen, present on red blood cells (RBCs) expressing the more common Rh phenotypes. The antigen has reduced expression on(More)
A 26-year-old, blood group O bone marrow transplant recipient experienced a severe, delayed hemolytic transfusion reaction 6 days following transplantation of marrow from his HLA-mixed lymphocyte culture - identical, blood group AB sister. The patient's pretransplant serum contained both anti-A (IgG titer = 1:128; IgM = 1:32) and anti-B (IgG = 1:16; IgM =(More)