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BALB/c mice were immunized with crude cell surface proteins of Listeria monocytogenes V7. Approximately 1,680 hybridomas were generated after two fusions, and the monoclone C11E9 was selected and used for further characterization. The monoclonal antibody (MAb) produced by C11E9 was immunoglobulin subclass G2b with kappa light chains. Dot and colony blot(More)
Pulmonary infection with an exaggerated inflammatory response is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis (CF). The objective of this study was to determine whether differences in the innate immune system underlie the exaggerated immune response in CF. We established a model that recapitulates the exaggerated immune response in a CF(More)
MOTIVATION The ability to detect regions of genetic alteration is of great importance in cancer research. These alterations can take the form of large chromosomal gains and losses as well as smaller amplifications and deletions. The detection of such regions allows researchers to identify genes involved in cancer progression, and to fully understand(More)
A non-toxigenic strain of Corynebacterium diphtheriae var. gravis was isolated from 31 boys during an outbreak of sore throats at a boarding school of 15 staff and 134 pupils. Despite the non-toxigenicity of the strain involved, conventional isolation procedures were observed and all boys at the school were treated with antibiotics. Restrictions on the(More)
PURPOSE To compare the success of pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) versus scleral buckle (SB) in the management of uncomplicated pseudophakic retinal detachments (RDs). DESIGN Meta-analysis of published studies from 1966 to 2004 regarding surgical treatment of pseudophakic RDs. PARTICIPANTS Two thousand two hundred thirty eyes: 1579 operated by SB, 457 by(More)
The QT interval is regarded as an important biomarker for the assessment of arrhythmia liability, and evidence of QT prolongation has led to the withdrawal and relabeling of numerous compounds. Traditional methods of assessing QT prolongation correct the QT interval for the length of the RR interval (which varies inversely with heart-rate) in a variety of(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a prospective longitudinal study to assess the efficacy of ProDisc arthroplasty in patients in whom symptomatic adjacent-segment degeneration has developed after remote lumbar fusion. The follow-up period was a minimum of 2 years. METHODS The 20 patients in this study ranged in age from 18 to 67 years. They presented with(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a prospective longitudinal study to obtain outcome (minimum follow-up period 2 years) regarding the safety and efficacy of single-level lumbar disc (ProDisc prosthesis) replacement in patients 60 years of age or older. METHODS This prospective analysis involved 22 patients treated in whom the lumbar ProDisc prosthesis was used(More)
The identification of phenotypic associations in high-dimensional brain connectivity data represents the next frontier in the neuroimaging connectomics era. Exploration of brain-phenotype relationships remains limited by statistical approaches that are computationally intensive, depend on a priori hypotheses, or require stringent correction for multiple(More)