Jennifer Burkham

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Stress dramatically exacerbates pain in diseases such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We tested the hypothesis that stress causes generalized hyperalgesia by enhancing pronociceptive effects of immune mediators. Rats exposed to nonhabituating sound stress exhibited no change in mechanical nociceptive(More)
Many of the events required for productive herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection occur within globular nuclear domains called replication compartments, whose formation appears to depend on interactions with cellular nuclear domains 10 (ND10). We have previously demonstrated that the formation of HSV-1 replication compartments involves progression(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection results in the disruption of ND10 (also called nuclear bodies, PODs, or PML-associated bodies), which are nuclear matrix domains of unknown function present in mammalian cells. After ND10 disruption, viral transcription and DNA replication occur in globular nuclear domains called replication compartments. In(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies suggest that Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) may have more severe disease than their Caucasian counterparts. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical features of a group of Asian, Hispanic, and Caucasian patients with SSc in Northern California. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study(More)
[PDF] [Full Text] [Abstract] , April 1, 2008; 83 (4): 824-832. J Leukoc Biol Parada, Stephen Poole, Mauro M. Teixeira, Sergio H. Ferreira and Fernando Q. Cunha Thiago M. Cunha, Waldiceu A. Verri, Jr., Ieda R. Schivo, Marcelo H. Napimoga, Carlos A. hypernociception Crucial role of neutrophils in the development of mechanical inflammatory [PDF] [Full Text](More)
When herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) DNA replication is blocked by viral polymerase inhibitors, such as phosphonoacetic acid (PAA) or acyclovir (ACV), UL29 (ICP8) localizes to numerous punctate nuclear foci which are called prereplicative sites. Since this pattern can form in cells infected with mutants which are defective in UL5, UL8, UL9, or UL52 in(More)
We have tritium labeled two nucleic acid molecules, an 8 kDa DNA oligomer and a 20 kDa 'hammer-head' RNA for tritium NMR investigations. The DNA sequence studied has been previously used in homonuclear studies of DNA-bound water molecules and tritium NMR was expected to facilitate these investigations by eliminating the need to suppress the water resonance(More)
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