Janet Handley

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During the 1980s there was a resurgence of serious Streptococcus pyogenes infections with complications, including rheumatic fever, sepsis, severe soft-tissue invasion, and toxic-shock-like syndrome (TSLS). We have investigated the suggested association between expression of a scarlet fever toxin, SPE A, and systemic toxicity, and the possibility that a new(More)
Comparisons of recently published primary sequences of staphylococcal and streptococcal pyrogenic toxins prompted an evaluation of biological and immunological properties of the C terminus of staphylococcal enterotoxin C1. The 59 N-terminal amino acids were deleted from the toxin by digestion with trypsin. The resulting fragment (Mr, 20,659) contained the(More)
We evaluated cross-reactivity of antibodies against staphylococcal and streptococcal pyrogenic toxins. Monoclonal antibodies against staphylococcal enterotoxin (ET) C1 and streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin (SPE) A were tested for reactivity with homologous and heterologous pyrogenic toxins in vitro. Ten immunoglobulin G1 anti-ET C1 monoclonal antibodies(More)
We predict that a hydrogen atom in parallel electric and magnetic fields, excited by a short laser pulse to an energy above the classical saddle, ionizes via a train of electron pulses. These pulses are a consequence of classical chaos induced by the magnetic field. We connect the structure of this pulse train (e.g., pulse size and spacing) to fractal(More)
We consider a dynamical system given by an area-preserving map on a two-dimensional phase plane and consider a one-dimensional line of initial conditions within this plane. We record the number of iterates it takes a trajectory to escape from a bounded region of the plane as a function along the line of initial conditions, forming an "escape-time plot." For(More)
The genes encoding streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin type A (SPE A) and staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) were stably cloned and expressed in Bacillus subtilis. In the non-pathogenic Bacillus background, the recombinant speA clone expressed 32-fold more SPE A than the native streptococcus, and similarly, the recombinant plasmid harboring(More)
We continue our study of the fractal structure of escape-time plots for chaotic maps. In the preceding paper, we showed that the escape-time plot contains regular sequences of successive escape segments, called epistrophes, which converge geometrically upon each end point of every escape segment. In the present paper, we use topological techniques to: (1)(More)
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The University Repository is a digital collection of the research output of the University, available on Open Access. Copyright and Moral Rights for the items on this site are retained by the individual author and/or other copyright owners. Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or(More)
The University Repository is a digital collection of the research output of the University, available on Open Access. Copyright and Moral Rights for the items on this site are retained by the individual author and/or other copyright owners. Users may access full items free of charge; copies of full text items generally can be reproduced, displayed or(More)
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