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Many laboratories use electronic message standards to transmit results to their clients. If all laboratories used the same "universal" set of test identifiers, electronic transmission of results would be greatly simplified. The Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes (LOINC) database aims to be such a code system, covering at least 98% of the average(More)
The LOINC (Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes) vocabulary is a set of more than 10,000 names and codes developed for use as observation identifiers in standardized messages exchanged between clinical computer systems. The goal of the study was to create universal names and codes for clinical observations that could be used by all clinical(More)
A phase 1 study of 42 non-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV)-infected volunteers was initiated to determine the safety and immunogenicity of an HIV subunit vaccine consisting of recombinant envelope gp120 derived from HIVSF2 (rgp120SF2) combined with a novel adjuvant, MF59, with or without the immunomodulator muramyl tripeptide dipalmitoyl(More)
Circular dichroism (CD) and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy are used to establish the secondary structure of peptides containing one or more transmembrane segments (M1-M4) of the Torpedo californica nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Peptides containing the M2-M3 and M1-M2-M3 transmembrane segments of the(More)
A disulphide bond was introduced into a single-chain Fv form of the anticarbohydrate antibody, Se155-4 by replacing Ala-L57 of the light chain and Asp-H106 of the heavy chain with cysteines, by site-directed mutagenesis. To maintain the salt-bridge from the latter residue to Arg-H98, Tyr-107 was also altered to Asp. The resulting ds-scFv was shown to retain(More)
Isolinoleic acid (18:2 delta 6,9) deuterated at 10 different positions was esterified to form 1-palmitoyl-2-isolinoleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (PiLPC), and the average structural and motional properties of the diunsaturated chain, in aqueous dispersions of PiLPC, were examined by 2H NMR spectroscopy. For each sample, 2H spectra were acquired over a(More)
The structural changes induced in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor by two noncompetitive channel blockers, proadifen and phencyclidine, have been studied by infrared difference spectroscopy and using the conformationally sensitive photoreactive noncompetitive antagonist 3-(trifluoromethyl)-3-m-([(125)I]iodophenyl)diazirine. Simultaneous binding of(More)
Serum antifreeze polypeptides (AFP) from Newfoundland ocean pout have been resolved by ion exchange chromatography and reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography into at least 12 components. The protein sequences of three of the AFP were determined using a combination of protein Edman degradation and cDNA sequencing. The AFP precursor protein(More)
Titers of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) were determined on adherent fibroblast cell lines in 24- or 96-well plates. After absorption of virus by cells and 48 h incubation under a methylcellulose overlay, cell monolayers were fixed with 4% formaldehyde in phosphate-buffered saline, permeabilized by incubation in 0.5% Triton X-100 in balanced salt(More)