Marnus Weststrate

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Pregnant mares and young foals were vaccinated with Duvaxyn EHV1,4, an inactivated and adjuvanted vaccine containing both the EHV-1 and 4 antigens. SN and CF antibody titres were induced two weeks after first vaccination. Antibody levels were boosted after second vaccination, however they never reached the levels induced after virus challenge. Young foals(More)
In this paper a new low noise amplifier configuration is proposed to achieve wideband operation. This configuration consists of an LC-ladder filter and a common-emitter stage employing shunt-shunt capacitive feedback to realize wideband matching. Design equations for this configuration are derived, as well as equations for the important performance measures(More)
An adjuvanted vaccine containing inactivated equine influenza, herpesvirus antigens, and tetanus toxoid was administered to young seronegative foals of 8 months of age by deep intramuscular injection in the neck (Group A). The first two vaccinations were given 4 weeks apart. The third was administered 6 months later. Another group of foals (Group B) was(More)
With the emergence of very virulent Marek's disease virus (MDV) strains, vaccines based on herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) appear to be not powerful enough to confer full protection, whereas in chicken flocks vaccinated with MDV CVI 988 strain protective immunity sometimes is generated not early enough for full protection. For this reason combination vaccines(More)
Some aspects of root nodule development of Pisum sativum inoculated with Rhizobium leguminosarum were examined. 1. Nitrogenase activity (measured as acetylene reduction) appears to be preceded by leghemoglobin synthesis (measured immunologically). 2. Syntheses of component I and component II of nitrogenase are not strictly coordinated. Synthesis of(More)
The adjuvanticity of a sulfolipopolysaccharide (SLP) incorporated into a squalane-in-water emulsion (SLP/S/W) was compared with that of a mineral oil-in-water (O/W) adjuvant currently used in commercial porcine vaccines. Groups of pigs were immunized twice with vaccines comprising either inactivated influenza virus (iFlu3 containing strains A/Swine, MRC-11(More)
The physical maps of the DNAs of two cytomegalovirus isolates, AD169 and SG, were compared by cross-blot hybridization and by hybridization of nitrocellulose-bound SG fragments with cloned 32P-labelled AD 169 fragments. From this comparison it can be concluded that both physical maps are co-linear to a large extent. Most variability existed at the termini(More)
It is proposed that the genome of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) consists of two unique sequences, L and S, bounded by two sets of redundant sequences (P. Sheldrick et al. unpublished data). In this arrangement the terminal sequences (TR1 and TR8) are repeated in an intenal inverted form (IR1 and IR8) and delimit L and S. After restriction endonuclease(More)
Cleavage of varicella-zoster virus DNA with the restriction endonucleases PstI, XbaI, and BglII resulted in 18, 22, and 20 fragments, respectively. Based on the molecular weights and molarities of these fragments, a molecular weight of 84 x 10(6) could be calculated for the varicella-zoster virus genome. In both the XbaI and the BglII patterns, four 0.5 M(More)
An immunoassay was developed to detect Marek's disease virus (MDV) antigen on the tips of feathers obtained from MDV-infected chickens. MDV in follicular debris on the feather tip was demonstrated by use of a specific monoclonal antibody. The principle of an indirect ELISA was employed and the feather tip was used as the solid phase. Presence of MDV was(More)