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Herein, we describe the analysis and mapping of cDNA clones encoding variant forms of the human homolog of the canine 180-kDa ribosome receptor (p180). One form, similar to the chicken ES/130 homolog, possesses a large uninterrupted C-terminal region composed predominantly of heptad repeats predicted to form an alpha-helical double-stranded coiled-coil rod.(More)
This study examined a panel of 110 UK field isolates of feline calicivirus (FCV) for susceptibility to cross-neutralisation by a panel of eight antisera raised in cats infected with FCV strains F9, 255, FCVG1 and FCV431. The pairs of antisera raised against F9 or 255, neutralised 20 and 21 per cent or 37 and 56 per cent of field strains of virus(More)
We have analysed a cloned 11q13/3'BCR junction fragment, one recombination product of a complex t(9;11;22) translocation in a patient with chronic myeloid leukemia. 3'M-Bcr recombined with chromosome band 11q13 at a specific point between two Alu elements lying in opposite orientation. We present new molecular data comparing the genomic location of the(More)
The expectation that cell-mediated immunity is important in the control of feline leukemia virus (FeLV) infection led us to test a DNA vaccine administered alone or with cytokines that favored the development of a Th1 immune response. The vaccine consisted of two plasmids, one expressing the gag/pol genes and the other expressing the env gene of(More)
Here we report a transgenic mouse line that exhibits significant deviations from a classic pattern of parental imprinting. When the transgene is passed through the female germline, it is completely silenced in some offspring while in others expression is reduced. This variable expressivity does not appear to be the result of differences in the presence of(More)
We used comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to identify a number of previously undescribed chromosomal imbalances in K-562, a spontaneously transformed cell line originally derived from leukemic cells of a chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) patient in blast crisis. Noteworthy were a discrete amplification in band 13q31, increased copy number of chromosome(More)
The coding sequences of p17 and p24 of the Glasgow-8 strain of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) were amplified using the polymerase chain reaction and cloned into plasmid vectors. The predicted amino-acid sequences of FIV/Glasgow-8 p17 and p24 were compared with those of the Petaluma and PPR isolates of FIV. As seen with other retroviruses, these gag(More)
An unusually high level of latent HHV-6 infection has been documented in the peripheral blood and/or bone marrow cells of a small group of patients with predominantly malignant lymphoid disorders, and in at least one healthy individual. We have shown previously in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of three patients, two with a history of lymphoma(More)
Direct inoculation of genetic material in DNA form is a novel approach to vaccination that has proved efficacious for a number of viral agents. We are interested in the potential of this approach for the delivery of vaccines based on attenuated or replication-defective retroviruses. Toward this goal, we tested the effect of intramuscular inoculation of a(More)