Nicole Fiedler

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In chronically infected patients, hepatitis B virus (HBV) particles reach numbers as large as >10(9) genome equivalents (GE)/ml of serum. However, expression of infectious HBV particles in cell culture only yields 10(5)-10(6) GE/ml, which is insufficient for many studies. HBV transcription and possibly replication is dependent on hepatocyte-specific(More)
Heterocyst-forming cyanobacteria are able to perform oxygenic photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation simultaneously in the same filament, by restricting the highly O(2)-sensitive nitrogenase to specialized cells, the heterocysts. A remarkable change in morphology and metabolism accompanies the differentiation of heterocysts, which only occurs when no source(More)
Heterologous gene transfer by viral vector systems is often limited by factors such as preexisting immunity, toxicity, low packaging capacity, or weak immunogenic potential. A novel viral vector system derived from equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) not only overcomes some of these obstacles but also promotes the robust expression of a delivered transgene(More)
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