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The genome of the class II filamentous bacteriophage Pf1 has been sequenced by a combination of the chain termination and chemical degradation methods. It consists of 7349 nucleotides in a closed, circular loop of single-stranded DNA. The size and position of its open reading frames (ORFs) in general resemble those of other filamentous bacteriophage(More)
Indications for anticoagulation are common in patients with malignancy. Cancer patients have an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolic events or may have other indications for anticoagulation, such as atrial fibrillation. New oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now available that offer increased options for anticoagulation beyond the traditional(More)
BACKGROUND: The effects of an omega-3 (n-3) fatty acid enriched diet alone and in combination with gamma irradiation (IR) therapy in nude mice bearing a human MDA-MB231 breast cancer xenograft were tested. The cancer cells were injected into the mammary fat pad of young female mice. Six weeks later, mice were randomly divided into two diet groups: 1) mice(More)
Barmah Forest virus has been characterized in a number of ways including electron microscopy of infected cells; physical studies of the virion, its RNA, and associated proteins; N-terminal sequence analysis of the two envelope glycoproteins; studies of macromolecular species present in infected cells; and serological cross-reactions with alphaviruses and(More)
Bunyamwera virus replication was examined in Aedes albopictus (mosquito) cell cultures in which a persistent infection is established and in cytopathically infected BHK cells. During primary infection of A. albopictus cells, Bunyamwera virus reached relatively high titers ( approximately 10(7) PFU/ml), and autointerference was not observed. Three(More)
The impact of achieving complete molecular response (CMR) in Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph(+)) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) remains undefined. We evaluated the impact of CMR on outcomes among 85 patients with Ph(+) ALL who received first-line hyperfractionated cyclophosphamide, vincristine, doxorubicin, and dexamethasone alternating with(More)
A molecular model of collagen hydration is used to validate centrifugal dehydration force (CDF) and re-hydration isotherm (RHI) methods to measure and characterize hydration compartments on bovine tendon. The CDF method assesses fluid flow rate from flexor and extensor tendons expressed in (g-water/g-dry mass-minute) and hydration capacity of compartments(More)
BACKGROUND The effects of a rectified semi-sinewave signal (15 mT amplitude, 120 pulses per second, EMF Therapeutics, Inc.) (TEMF) alone and in combination with gamma irradiation (IR) therapy in nude mice bearing a human MDA MB231 breast cancer xenograft were tested. Green fluorescence protein transfected cancer cells were injected into the mammary fat pad(More)
Virus-specific polypeptide synthesis was examined in BHK cells and Vero cells infected with Bunyamwera virus. In BHK cells, in addition to the four previously reported virus-coded proteins (L, G1, G2, and N), three other infection-specific proteins were detected. These proteins, of nominal molecular weight 50,000 (p50), 16,000 (p16), and 13,000 (p13), were(More)
Splenosis, the heterotopic autotransplantion of splenic tissue, is a common benign condition among patients with a history of splenic trauma. Most cases of splenosis are intra-abdominal due to direct seeding of surrounding structures, although these ectopic rests may occur almost anywhere in the body, and its diffuse nature may raise the suspicion of(More)