Roberto A. Reyes

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The simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) nef gene is an important determinant of viral load and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in macaques. A role(s) for the HIV-1 nef gene in infection and pathogenesis was investigated by constructing recombinant viruses in which the nef gene of the pathogenic molecular clone SIVmac239 nef was replaced with(More)
Degenerate PCR primers which amplify a conserved region of the DNA polymerase genes of the herpesvirus family were used to provide sequence evidence for a new bovine herpesvirus in bovine B-lymphoma cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). The sequence of the resultant amplicon was found to be distinct from those of known herpesvirus isolates.(More)
The correlation between bovine leukemia virus (BLV) unintegrated DNA, viral expression, and stage of disease was determined in cattle naturally infected with BLV. The concomitant presence of unintegrated BLV DNA with viral transcriptional activity was observed in 53% (18 of 34) of hematologically normal, BLV-seropositive cattle and in 100% (10 of 10) of(More)
To further investigate the molecular basis underlying the dysregulation of B cell homeostasis associated with bovine leukemia virus disease progression in cattle, bovine bax was cDNA cloned and sequenced. The predicted amino acid sequence of bovine Bax revealed a 192-amino-acid protein having extensive identity with the human (97%), murine (93%), and rat(More)
The utility and sensitivity of enzyme-labeled oligonucleotide probes have been described (1, 2). However, most methods used for their preparation require the use of extensive column chromatography, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, or high-pressure liquid chromatography to yield a pure product (3-5). Commercial kits offer a simple alternative but(More)
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