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Commercial biotechnology solutions for controlling lepidopteran and coleopteran insect pests on crops depend on the expression of Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal proteins, most of which permeabilize the membranes of gut epithelial cells of susceptible insects. However, insect control strategies involving a different mode of action would be valuable for(More)
UNLABELLED Influenza is a global health concern, causing death, morbidity, and economic losses. Chemotherapeutics that target influenza virus are available; however, rapid emergence of drug-resistant strains is common. Therapeutic targeting of host proteins hijacked by influenza virus to facilitate replication is an antiviral strategy to reduce the(More)
The current review offers a unique introduction to the use of corneal reflection eye tracking in infancy research. We provide a detailed description of how to calibrate, collect, and analyze infants' gaze in a series of experimental paradigms, focusing specifically on the analysis of visual tracking, point of gaze, and the latency of gaze shifts (prediction(More)
A cDNA encoding maize enolase (2-phospho-D-glycerate hydrolase) was purified by functional genetic complementation using an enolase deficient mutant of Escherichia coli, DF261. This cDNA, pZM245, was characterized by restriction mapping and DNA sequence analysis. The cDNA contained an open reading frame encoding a protein of 446 amino acids with a high(More)
A successful test is reported to generate long-range contiguous coverage of DNA from a human cytogenetic band in overlapping yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs). Seed YACs in band Xq26 were recovered from a targeted library of clones from Xq24-q28 with 14 probes, including probes for the hypoxanthine guanine phosphoribosyltransferase- and coagulation factor(More)
A recently isolated cDNA clone from the iduronate sulfatase (IDS) gene has been used both to seed a contig of overlapping yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) and to investigate the molecular defect in patients with Hunter syndrome (MPS II). Six YAC clones were found to span the IDS gene, and those and 14 other YACs were assembled into a 1.2-Mb contig around(More)
Yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) have recently provided a potential route to long-range coverage of complex genomes in contiguous cloned DNA. In a pilot project for 50 Mb (1.5% of the human genome), a variety of techniques have been applied to assemble Xq24-q28 YAC contigs up to 8 Mb in length and assess their quality. The results indicate the relative(More)
One hundred nineteen YACs were assembled into 6 contigs spanning about 7.1 Mb of Xq28. The contigs were formatted with 65 STSs and 136 hybridization probes and were extensive enough to be aligned and oriented by published genetic linkage and somatic cell hybrid panel data. Selected YACs from the entire region were mapped with five rare-cutter restriction(More)
Influenza A virus infection is a major global health concern causing significant mortality, morbidity, and economic loss. Antiviral chemotherapeutics that target influenza A virus are available; however, rapid emergence of drug-resistant strains has been reported. Consequently, there is a burgeoning need to identify novel anti-influenza A drugs,(More)
H7N9 has caused fatal infections in humans. A safe and effective vaccine is the best way to prevent large-scale outbreaks in the human population. Parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5), an avirulent paramyxovirus, is a promising vaccine vector. In this work, we generated a recombinant PIV5 expressing the HA gene of H7N9 (PIV5-H7) and tested its efficacy against(More)