Matthew Bess

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The Kaposi sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) genome encodes more than 85 open reading frames (ORFs). Serological evaluation of KSHV infection now generally relies on reactivity to just one latent and/or one lytic protein (commonly ORF73 and K8.1). Most of the other polypeptides encoded by the virus have unknown antigenic profiles. We have systematically(More)
Oncogenic Ras mutants play a major role in the etiology of most aggressive and deadly carcinomas in humans. In spite of continuous efforts, effective pharmacological treatments targeting oncogenic Ras isoforms have not been developed. Cell-surface proteins represent top therapeutic targets primarily due to their accessibility and susceptibility to different(More)
Serological markers of infection (antibodies or antigens) of viruses that cause cancer are most often detected using ELISA-based methodologies. In many cases, multiple markers of infection must be assessed to determine a final sero-status. Volume requirements and costs of reagents for single analyte ELISAs are high and studies which include multiple viruses(More)
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