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Particle size distributions of light-duty vehicle brake wear debris are reported with careful attention paid to avoid sampling biases. Electrical low-pressure impactor and micro-orifice uniform deposit impactor measurements yield consistent size distributions, and the net particulate matter mass from each method is in good agreement with gravimetric filter(More)
The French neurotropic vaccine, or FNV, was used extensively in Africa to control yellow fever (YF). Although efficacious, the vaccine caused an unacceptable rate of post-vaccinal complications in children and was subsequently replaced by the 17D vaccine. Here we report that the genomes of the wild-type YF virus French viscerotropic virus and its attenuated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of multiple fixed dosages of esreboxetine for the treatment of fibromyalgia. METHODS Patients meeting the American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia were randomized to receive esreboxetine at dosages of 4 mg/day (n=277), 8 mg/day (n=284), or 10 mg/day (n=283) or matching placebo(More)
Nucleotide sequences of the 5' non-coding region and the structural protein genes of the live, attenuated Japanese encephalitis vaccine virus strains SA14-2-8 and SA14-5-3 and the wild-type parental strain SA14/USA were determined. SA14-2-8 differed from SA14/USA by 13 nucleotides and eight amino acids whereas SA14-5-3 differed from SA14/USA by 15(More)
Deletions in the cloned thymidine kinase (TK) gene of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), strain 17 syn+, were produced by two methods. Removal of a 506 base pair fragment from between the unique SstI and Bg/II restriction endonuclease sites of pTK1 (HSV-1 BamHI p cloned in pAT153) and subsequent transformation of Escherichia coli resulted in the isolation(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have an increased risk of certain solid cancers, in particular lung cancer, compared to the general population. Treatment with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors (TNFi) may further enhance this risk. OBJECTIVES To compare the risk of solid cancer in patients with RA treated with TNFi to that in(More)
Poliovirus infection of COS-1 and T47D cells caused a rapid decrease in total cell respiration, and this was attributed to an inhibition of mitochondrial respiration. The stimulation of mitochondrial respiration by pyruvate plus malate or succinate was impaired in saponin-permeabilised cells. However, this inhibition could be overcome by the addition of(More)
A rabbit liver cDNA library in phage lambda gt10 was screened using a portion of the coding sequences for rabbit cytosolic serine hydroxymethyltransferase (amino acids 244-420) that had been amplified by PCR, with total rabbit liver RNA as a template. A clone of 2.3 kb (pUS1203) was isolated and the nucleotide sequence showed that it contained an open(More)