L. C. Archard

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Full-length virus genomic RNA (7.4 kilobases; kb) was isolated from Coxsackie B2 virus purified from infected monkey kidney cells in culture. DNA complementary to 6.3 kb of virus RNA was prepared by reverse transcription and cloned in a plasmid vector. A 1.6 kb Coxsackie-B-virus-specific DNA clone derived from the conserved 3' region of the virus genome was(More)
The aim of the investigation was to determine whether there are specific global quantitative and qualitative changes in protein expression in heart tissue from patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) compared with ischaemic heart disease and undiseased tissue. Two-dimensional (2-D) polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and computer analysis was used to(More)
BACKGROUND Enteroviral RNA sequences have been demonstrated in the myocardium of patients with myocarditis or dilated cardiomyopathy from presentation to end-stage disease. The prognosis of heart muscle disease has not previously been evaluated in relation to the detection of enterovirus in myocardial biopsy tissue. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 123(More)
Coxsackie-B-virus-specific probes prepared by reverse transcription of purified virus genomic RNA and molecular cloning techniques were used in quantitative slot-blot hybridisations to test for the presence of virus RNA in skeletal muscle biopsy samples. The samples tested were from two patients with adult polymyositis, seven with juvenile dermatomyositis,(More)
Orthopoxvirus DNA from representative strains of rabbitpox, vaccinia, monkeypox, variola, cowpox and ectromelia viruses was analysed by cleavage with restriction endonucleases HindIII, XhoI or SmaI. Genome mol. wt. vary from about 120 x 10(6) for rabbitpox to about 145 x 10(6) for cowpox. Physical maps of cleavage sites are similar and characteristic for(More)
This study was performed to detect and characterize the enterovirus present in myocardium of some patients with heart muscle disease by nucleotide sequencing of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products after amplification with enterovirus group-specific primers. Enterovirus sequences have been detected previously in myocardium of patients with myocarditis(More)
BACKGROUND There are still discrepancies in the association of enterovirus and myocardial disease, partially due to lack of data on the detection of virus antigens in tissues. It is desirable to localize enteroviral antigens so as to establish a link between the two and to study mechanisms of virus persistence. METHODS AND RESULTS Nineteen fixed explanted(More)
Enterovirus-specific probes have been prepared by reverse transcription of conserved sequences in purified Coxsackie B2 virus genomic RNA and molecular cloning techniques. These probes were used in quantitative slot blot hybridizations to test for the presence of enterovirus-specific RNA in skeletal muscle biopsy specimens from 96 patients who had suffered(More)
A subgenomic restriction fragment from cDNA prepared from Coxsackie B2 virus (CVB2) RNA was subcloned into a riboprobe vector allowing the production of enteroviral group-specific RNA probes complementary to either the positive (genomic) or negative (template) strand of enteroviral RNA. These riboprobes were used to follow productive infection of cultured(More)