Janneke M Verhagen

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The herpes simplex virus type 1 tegument protein known as VP13/14, or hUL47, localizes to the nucleus and binds RNA. Using fluorescence loss in photobleaching analysis, we show that hUL47 undergoes nucleocytoplasmic shuttling during infection. We identify the hUL47 nuclear export signal (NES) as a C-terminal 10-residue hydrophobic peptide and measure its(More)
The lymphedema-lymphangiectasia-intellectual disability (Hennekam) syndrome (HS) is characterised by a widespread congenital lymph vessel dysplasia manifesting as congenital lymphedema of the limbs and intestinal lymphangiectasia, accompanied by unusual facial morphology, variable intellectual disabilities and infrequently malformations. The syndrome is(More)
Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming bacillus that produces toxin-mediated enteric disease. C. difficile expresses two major virulence factors, toxin A (TcdA) and toxin B (TcdB). Human and animal studies demonstrate a clear association between humoral immunity to these toxins and protection against C. difficile infection (CDI). The receptor(More)
The function of the alphaherpesvirus UL47 tegument protein has not yet been defined. Nonetheless, previous studies with transfected cells have shown that both the herpes simplex virus type 1 homologue (hUL47, or VP13/14) and the bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) homologue (bUL47, or VP8) have the capacity to shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm.(More)
Traditionally, the selection of phage-display libraries is performed on purified antigens (Ags), immobilized to a solid substrate. However, this approach may not be applicable for some Ags, such as membrane proteins, which for structural integrity strongly rely on their native environment. Here we describe an approach for the selection of phage-libraries(More)
E ndovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has progressed rapidly during the last 15 years. An overview of the expanding frontier of EVAR is shown in Table 1. The first experience with fenestrated stent grafts for preserving visceral arterial branches in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) was described by Park et al in 1996.5 EVAR with fenestrated(More)
Previous studies with transfected cells have shown that the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1) UL47 proteins shuttle between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. HSV-1 UL47 has also been shown to bind RNA. Here we examine the BHV-1 UL47 protein in infected cells using a green fluorescent protein-UL47-expressing virus. We show(More)
A new group of nucleocytoplasmic shuttling proteins has recently been identified in the structural proteins encoded by several alphaherpesvirus UL47 genes. Nuclear import and export signals for the bovine herpesvirus type 1 UL47 protein (VP8 or bUL47) have been described previously. Here, we study the trafficking of bUL47 in detail and identify an import(More)
E ndovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) has emerged as a potential treatment modality for many patients in the field of vascular surgery. Since the first endovascular procedures were described by Parodi et al1 in 1991 for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and by Dake et al2 in 1994 for thoracic aortic aneurysms (TEVAR), the number of new endovascular(More)