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The disabling disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) has been linked in two independent studies to infection with xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and polytropic murine leukemia virus (pMLV). Although the associations were not confirmed in subsequent studies by other investigators, patients(More)
Pseudomonas putida strain PP3 produces two hydrolytic dehalogenases encoded by dehI and dehII, which are members of different deh gene families. The 9.74-kb DEH transposon containing dehI and its cognate regulatory gene, dehR(I), was isolated from strain PP3 by using the TOL plasmid pWW0. DEH was fully sequenced and shown to have a composite transposon(More)
Genetic and biochemical studies suggest that Alzheimer's disease (AD) is caused by a series of events initiated by the production and subsequent aggregation of the Alzheimer's amyloid beta peptide (Abeta), the so-called amyloid cascade hypothesis. Thus, a logical approach to treating AD is the development of small molecule inhibitors that either block the(More)
Gammaretroviruses related to murine leukemia virus (MLV) have variously been reported to be present or absent in blood from chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) patients and healthy controls. Using subjects from New York State, we have investigated by PCR methods whether MLV-related sequences can be identified in nucleic acids(More)
A blinded study was undertaken to determine whether XMRV or MLV-like virus could be detected in peripheral blood from 40 adult subjects divided into three groups: severely ill with CFS, recovered from CFS, and a control group lacking a CFS diagnosis at any time. All patients in the“severe CFS” group currently meet Fukuda criteria. “Recovered CFS” subjects(More)
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