Nathaniel Almond

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Overweight and obesity are increasingly contributing to disease burden among military populations. The purpose of this study was to calculate and examine the prevalence of overweight and obesity among the veteran population. Data were obtained from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Overweight (body mass index > or = 25 kg/m2) prevalence(More)
The human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) E7 gene cooperates with an activated ras oncogene to transform primary rodent cells and is important in the immortalization of cervical keratinocytes. We have generated a series of point mutations within the E7 gene and show that mutation of residues serine 31 and serine 71 affect the phosphorylation of the E7(More)
BACKGROUND During summer 2009, a US Navy ship experienced an influenza-like illness outbreak with 126 laboratory-confirmed cases of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus among the approximately 2000-person crew. METHODS During September 24-October 9, 2009, a retrospective seroepidemiologic investigation was conducted to characterize the outbreak. We(More)
The effect of constitutive expression of the c-myc oncogene on the biological properties of cells transformed or immortalized by human papilloma virus type 16 (HPV16) was studied. Whereas transfection of HPV16 alone into primary baby mouse kidney (BMK) cells failed to generate any immortalized cell lines unless the tumor promoter phorbol 12-myristate(More)
The L1 gene of human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) driven by the vaccinia virus major late 4b gene promoter has been inserted into three different sites of the vaccinia virus genome. Insertion into the thymidine kinase (TK) gene was achieved by selection of TK- mutants in BUdR on TK- cells. Insertion into two vaccinia virus serine protease inhibitor(More)
The effect of human papillomavirus (HPV) and activated oncogenes on the growth and morphology of primary baby mouse kidney (BMK) cells has been studied. Early region DNA from HPV types 16, 18, 31, and 33, but not type 6, under the transcriptional control of a heterologous, retroviral promoter cooperated with EJ-ras to produce cell lines that gave rise to(More)
The Escherichia coli rpsU-dnaG-rpoD operon contains an internal transcription terminator T1 located in the intergenic region between the rpsU and dnaG genes (Smiley et al. 1982). By cloning T1 as a small 127 bp fragment into the terminator probe plasmid pDR720 between the trp operator promoter and the assayable galK gene, it was shown that T1 acts as a(More)
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