Mandy Brasher

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Immunoblotting ('Western blotting') is routinely used for detection of antibodies against HIV in the diagnosis of HIV infection. We describe an improved procedure, which does not require virus purification and is easy to control for 'false-positive' results. The technique also does not produce erroneous results due to reactivity of the developing system(More)
Nongonococcal urethritis was identified as a major reason that men attended our Venereal Disease Clinic. The prevalence of several agents that might cause nongonococcal urethritis was determined. Attempts were made to isolate gonococci; chlamydiae, Ureaplasms urealyticum, trichmonads, Candida sp., and Corynebacterium vaginale from urethral swabs from 307(More)
The subunit fibrin composition of thrombi of both venous and arterial origin was examined by sodium dodecyl sulphate gel electrophoresis. The thrombi were recovered by surgical intervention and all had the same fibrin subunit composition. The alpha chains were cross-linked as alpha-chain polymers alpha (p), the gamma chains as gamma-chain dimers(More)
All 17 patients with tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) in a series seen in the United Kingdom have antibodies to the human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes from these patients formed multinucleated giant cells and reacted with sera and monoclonal antibodies to HTLV-1 in a manner identical to adult T cell(More)
Seven laboratories collaborating in a study of two intermediate purity plasminogen preparations (64/23, 63/6) observed that the amount of activator (urokinase or streptokinase) and the time of activation of plasminogen influenced the amount of plasmin generated. Using casein and a synthetic polypeptide (S-2251) as substrates, the authors subsequently showed(More)
An immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) for the assay of antibodies to poliovirus antigens is described. Dilutions of the test sera or whole (finger prick) blood samples were incubated with the Poliovirus antigen bound to a solid phase and the specific antibody was detected by the addition of a mouse anti-human IgG monoclonal antibody (McAb), which was itself(More)