Melford John

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The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe; pdbe.org) is actively involved in managing the international archive of biomacromolecular structure data as one of the partners in the Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB; wwpdb.org). PDBe also develops new tools to make structural data more widely and more easily available to the biomedical community. PDBe has(More)
The E-MSD macromolecular structure relational database (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/msd) is designed to be a single access point for protein and nucleic acid structures and related information. The database is derived from Protein Data Bank (PDB) entries. Relational database technologies are used in a comprehensive cleaning procedure to ensure data uniformity(More)
A new immunoassay system has been developed which allows the detection of circulating antigens, antibodies or drugs in whole blood without specialized personnel or equipment. This is achieved by the use of bispecific reagents, which comprise specific antibodies or antigens that are coupled to a non-agglutinating antierythrocyte antibody. Within two minutes,(More)
The amino terminal sequence of the myosin light chain (Mr = 20 000) isolated from chicken gizzards was found to be (sequence in text). This sequence assignment differs from that reported by Maita et al. [(1981) European J. Biochem. 117, 417] in the order of the tryptic peptides. The revised amino acid sequence exhibits greater homology with the(More)
A new system for the detection of fibrin degradation products in whole blood has been developed. The test provides a clearly visible agglutination of the patient's red blood cells in the presence of elevated levels of the crosslinked fibrin derivative, D dimer. The test, which uses a bispecific reagent prepared from Fab' fragments of monoclonal antibodies,(More)
A rapid immunoperoxidase slide assay for the identification of Mycobacterium bovis culture isolates is described. The monoclonal antibody used in this assay is specific for the M. tuberculosis complex of organisms. All M. bovis isolates tested, including 151 separate field isolates of M. bovis were positive as were 11 out of 12 M. tuberculosis strains and 4(More)
In classic Hairy cell leukaemia (HCLc), a single case has thus far been interrogated by whole exome sequencing (WES) in a treatment naive patient, in which BRAF V(600)E was identified as an acquired somatic mutation and confirmed as occurring near-universally in this form of disease by conventional PCR-based cohort screens. It left open however the question(More)
Bioinformaticians have implemented different strategies to distinguish cancer driver genes from passenger genes. One of the more recent advances uses a pathway-oriented approach. Methods that employ this strategy are highly dependent on the quality and size of the pathway interaction network employed, and require a powerful statistical environment for(More)
A series of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), specific for Mycobacterium bovis and BCG strains, were tested extensively for cross-reactivity to a wide range of mycobacterial species using ELISA, Western blotting and dot-blot analysis. The MAbs bound specifically to M. bovis and BCG and showed limited cross-reactivity with some strains of M. tuberculosis. All(More)
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