Rhona W Ellis

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Diabetic retinopathy can result in vision loss and involves progressive neurovascular degeneration of the retina. This study tested the hypothesis that diabetes decreases the retinal expression of presynaptic proteins involved in synaptic function. The protein and mRNA contents for synapsin I, synaptophysin, vesicle-associated membrane protein 2,(More)
The Harvey and Kirsten strains of murine sarcoma virus encode enzymatically and serologically related p21 src proteins which are required for virally mediated cellular transformation. The genes in each virus encoding p21 show such extensive divergence from each other that cloned probes from these genes detect distinct sets of cellular genes in the DNA from(More)
Detailed restriction endonuclease maps were developed for Harvey murine sarcoma virus (Ha-MuSV) DNA (clone H-1), molecularly closed at its unique EcoRI site in pBR322, for three nonoverlapping subgenomic HindIII clones which together span the entire H-1 clone and for a molecularly cloned DNA copy of a portion of rat 30S RNA (which represents the majority of(More)
Harvey murine sarcoma virus is a retrovirus which transforms cells by means of a single virally encoded protein called p21 has. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of 1.0 kilobase in the 5' half of the viral genome which encompasses the has coding sequences and its associated regulatory signals. The nucleotide sequence has identified the amino acid(More)
A total of 3303 healthy children and adolescents, aged 12 months to 17 years, were vaccinated with one of five production lots of a live attenuated varicella vaccine (VARIVAX) containing 1000 to 1625 plaque-forming units per dose. The vaccine was generally well tolerated. Ninety-six percent (2381/2475) of vaccinees responded to vaccination by producing(More)
Laboratory and clinical studies have been directed toward development of a vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants. First, bovine rotavirus strain WC3, which did not induce neutralizing antibodies to predominant human rotavirus (HRV) serotypes, was determined to be safe and immunogenic; however, it was not protective in all efficacy trials.(More)
BACKGROUND Widow spider-bite causes latrodectism and is associated with significant morbidity worldwide. Antivenom is given by both the intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) routes and it is unclear which is more effective. AIM To compare the effectiveness of IV vs. IM redback spider antivenom. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. METHODS Patients(More)
The accumulation of recent data concerning the reactivity of monoclonal antibodies with particular varicella-zoster virus (VZV) glycoproteins and the mapping of several of their respective genes on the VZV genome has led to a unified nomenclature for the glycoprotein genes of VZV and their mature glycosylated products. Homologs to herpes simplex virus(More)
The genome of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) encodes three major families of glycoproteins (gpI, gpII, and gpIII). mRNA from VZV-infected cells was hybrid selected using a library of VZV recombinant plasmids and translated in vitro; polypeptide products were immunoprecipitated by polyclonal monospecific guinea pig antibodies to gpII. The mRNA encoding a(More)
Papillomaviruses infect epithelia of the skin and mucous membranes and cause benign or malignant tumours in animals and in humans. The viruses are highly species-specific, and cell culture systems for propagating human papillomaviruses (HPVs) do not exist. However, there are several animal papillomavirus models. In the cottontail rabbit papillomavirus(More)