Robert L. Taber

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STUDY OBJECTIVE Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a major clinical problem. The risk of morbidity and the most effective treatment have not been clearly established. We measured the incidence of delayed neurologic sequelae (DNS) in a group of patients acutely poisoned with CO and tested the null hypothesis that the incidence would not be affected by(More)
Large unilamellar vesicles (LUV) composed of phosphatidylserine are capable of encapsulating poliovirus ribonucleic acid (RNA) and delivering it efficiently to cells in an infectious form. The biological activity of vesicle-entrapped poliovirus RNA was 1-2 x 10(4) plaque forming units/nanogram (pfu/ng) and appeared to be enhanced by ribonuclease treatment(More)
We present evidence that poliovirus can be encapsulated in synthetic large phospholipid vesicles. The virus associated with the vesicles is found to be (i) resistant to antiserum against poliovirus and (ii) infectious for cells that are normally resistant to virus infection because of a membrane restriction. Our interpretation of these results is that the(More)
We obtained a persistently infected line of Chinese hamster ovary cells by selection for resistance to reovirus infection. The cells were persistently infected by a population of viruses that were (i) cytopathic for parental chinese hamster ovary cells and (ii) similar to wild-type reovirus in molecular characteristics. The growth rate, plating efficiency,(More)
An RNA sedimenting at 10 S, with a molecular weight of 2.3 x 10(5), was isolated from rabbit reticylocyte polyribosomes. When this RNA is added to a cell-free extract from Krebs II ascites cells, both alpha and beta chains of rabbit hemoglobin are synthesized; beta chains are made in about 50% excess over alpha chains.
BACKGROUND Increasing evidence suggests that an effective AIDS vaccine will need to elicit broadly neutralizing antibody responses. However, the mechanisms of antibody-mediated neutralization have not been defined. Previous studies from our lab have identified significant differences in the rates of antibody binding to trimeric SIV envelope proteins that(More)
MHC class II+ human T-cell clones are able to simultaneously present and respond to peptide Ag and superantigen resulting in both proliferation and subsequent anergy. A major question remains as to whether a single T cell can present to itself or whether T-T cell interactions are required. We have employed a novel technique for inhibiting cell-to-cell(More)
We have selected Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells resistant to infection by encephalomycarditis (EMC) virus. Thus far, we have obtained five lines resistant to EMC, all of which manifest different phenotypes. Three of the five are not persistently infected with virus, while two lines produce infectious virus and grow in its presence. The nonpersistently(More)
We have studied the effect of the drug pactamycin on protein synthesis in poliovirus-infected HeLa cells. At a concentration which primarily inhibits initiation of protein synthesis, the spectrum of poliovirus proteins synthesized is markedly changed. The amount of NCVP 1, the capsid precursor, is greatly reduced relative to NCVP 2 and the amount of NCVP X(More)