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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)
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)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective nonrandomized clinical series. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of ProDisc lumbar artificial disc replacement (ADR) in smokers versus nonsmokers. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Smoking is a negative predictor in fusion surgery. To date, a prospective study of the treatment of incapacitating discogenic low back pain using ADR in(More)
PURPOSE To compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) response to a modified protocol for selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) to standard protocols for SLT and argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT). MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 318 eyes of 284 patients diagnosed with either primary open angle, pigmentary or pseudoexfoliation glaucoma who(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)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review and multivariate analysis. OBJECTIVE Assess cervical spine segmental range of motion (ROM) with flexion/extension (F/E) radiographs and determine the relation to clinical variables. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Previous studies investigated the roles of age and degeneration on cervical ROM with univariate analyses.(More)