Peter Bourke

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We describe 2 patients who developed rhabdomyolysis due to dengue virus infection. The first patient recovered with no sequelae, but the second developed multiple organ failure and died. Rhabdomyolysis is not well described as a complication of dengue virus infection and is probably underrecognized. All patients with severe dengue virus infection should(More)
The TCATTT-containing element extending from -61 to -41 of the mouse IL-5 gene is highly conserved in the corresponding region of the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) gene and has been previously shown to be involved in regulating inducible GM-CSF gene expression. By using stable transfection assays in the mouse Th2 clone D10.G4.1,(More)
To identify functionally important regions of the human interferon (IFN)-alpha molecule, mutagenesis in vitro of human IFN-a genes was used to create analogs with deletions or specific amino acid replacements. These analogs were expressed in vitro using SP6 RNA polymerase and a rabbit reticulocyte lysate protein synthesis system. Deletion of 7 highly(More)
Transcriptional regulation of the interleukin-5 (IL-5) gene in T lymphocytes appears to be of central importance in the control of the eosinophilia characteristic of allergic responses and certain parasite infections. Previous studies of IL-5 gene regulation have been hampered by the lack of a transfection assay, which detects the antigen-responsive(More)
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