Scott A Koepsell

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BACKGROUND The current West Africa Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has resulted in multiple individuals being medically evacuated to other countries for clinical management. METHODS We report two patients who were transported from West Africa to the United States for treatment of EVD. Both patients received aggressive supportive care measures, as well(More)
BACKGROUND Synovial sarcoma is a malignant mesenchymal tumor composed of varying proportions of spindle and epithelial cell components. Because of the histologic and immunohistochemical similarity of synovial sarcoma to epithelial carcinomas, we hypothesized that the human epithelial growth factor receptor 2 (C-erb-B2, also termed HER2/neu) may contribute(More)
Primase and DnaB helicase play central roles during DNA replication initiation and elongation. Both enzymes are drug targets because they are essential, persistent among bacterial genomes, and have different sequences than their eukaryotic equivalents. Myricetin is a ubiquitous natural product in plants that is known to inhibit a variety of DNA polymerases,(More)
West Nile virus (WNV), a single-stranded RNA flavivirus, has spread across the United States since arriving in 1999. While asymptomatic or self-limited in a majority of patients, WNV can cause a severe neuroinvasive disease, which occurs more often in transplant recipients with chronic immunosuppression. Diagnosis of acute WNV infection usually relies on(More)
Antibody variable domains represent potential structural models for the rational design of therapeutic molecules that bind cellular proteins with high affinity and specificity. The Activating Transcription Factor 1 (ATF1)/Cyclic AMP Response Element Binding Protein (CREB) family of transcription factors are particularly relevant targets due to their strong(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the mechanism of the intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation in ocular hypertension (OHT), aqueous humor dynamics were compared in patients with OHT versus age-matched ocular normotensive (NT) volunteers. METHODS In this retrospective study, one group included patients diagnosed with OHT (IOPs > 21 mm Hg, n = 55) for at least six months.(More)
The direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is a laboratory test that detects immunoglobulin and/or complement on the surface of red blood cells. The utility of the DAT is to sort hemolysis into an immune or nonimmune etiology. As with all tests, DAT results must be viewed in light of clinical and other laboratory data. This review highlights the most common(More)
Bacterial primases are essential for DNA replication due to their role in polymerizing the formation of short RNA primers repeatedly on the lagging-strand template and at least once on the leading-strand template. The ability of recombinant Staphylococcus aureus DnaG primase to utilize different single-stranded DNA templates was tested using(More)
Prokaryotic primase, a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, is a target of interest for the development of novel antibiotics. A new assay was developed to evaluate the inhibition of primase activity while avoiding the limitations of existing assays that require the incorporation of radiolabeled nucleotides into the growing primer followed by electrophoretic(More)