Jonathan R. Ramsay

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Ataxia-telangiectasia is characterized by radiosensitivity, genome instability and predisposition to cancer. Heterozygous carriers of ATM, the gene defective in ataxia-telangiectasia, have a higher than normal risk of developing breast and other cancers. We demonstrate here that Atm 'knock-in' (Atm-Delta SRI) heterozygous mice harboring an in-frame deletion(More)
The antileukemia enzyme, Erwinia L-asparaginase, occurs as a tetramer which can be dissociated by the stresses of lyophilization into four subunits (subunit M(r) 34 000 Da). Dissociation can be reduced by adding protectants to the formulation to stabilize the biopolymer, while the product should dry to form a pharmaceutically elegant, shelf-stable cake(More)
Uretero-iliac fistula is a rare cause of frank haematuria. The aetiology of such fistula is commonly iatrogenic. We present a unique case of a primary aorto-iliac fistula in the absence of an aneurysm or arteriovenous malformation. The diagnosis was demonstrated by ureteroscopy and real-time retrograde ureterogram. Multiple arterial embolisation of the(More)
INTRODUCTION The magnitude of intra- and inter-fractional variation in the set up of breast cancer patients treated with tangential megavoltage photon beams was investigated using an electronic portal imaging device (EPID). METHODS Daily cine-EPID images were captured during delivery of the tangential fields for ten breast cancer patients treated in the(More)
Ataxia-telangiectasia Mutated (ATM), mutated in the human disorder ataxia-telangiectasia, is rapidly activated by DNA double strand breaks. The mechanism of activation remains unresolved, and it is uncertain whether autophosphorylation contributes to activation. We describe an in vitro immunoprecipitation system demonstrating activation of ATM kinase from(More)
Four Mycoplasma arthritidis strains were examined for differences in virulence for LEW rats and elicitation of antibody responses in the immunoglobulin (Ig) M and G classes and in the four IgG subclasses. Two strains were highly arthritogenic and two were relatively avirulent. When the latter strains did induce arthritis, it was significantly less severe (P(More)
The Mycoplasma arthritidis antigen(s) responsible for eliciting metabolism-inhibiting antibodies in rabbits has been partially characterized. Metabolism-inhibiting activity was absorbed from rabbit antisera by intact M. arthritidis cells and membranes but much less so by the soluble cytoplasmic fraction, indicating that the antigen is located on the outer(More)
Salicylate monooxygenase (EC: has been produced and purified from Pseudomonas cepacia ATCC 29351 which has the ability to utilise salicylate as a sole carbon source. The bacterium was grown on a defined medium containing 2% (w/v) casamino acids and 0.15% (w/v) yeast extract at 25 degrees C; salicylate monooxygenase production was induced by the(More)
Sera from rats convalescing from infection with Mycoplasma arthritidis were tested for their ability to react with M. arthritidis membrane antigens by immunoblotting and radioimmunoprecipitation. The absence of metabolism-inhibition (MI) antibody activity in these sera suggested that rats might fail to recognize those membrane antigens involved in eliciting(More)