Sharon M Czelusniak

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Rasmussen's encephalitis is a childhood disease resulting in intractable seizures associated with hippocampal and neocortical inflammation. An autoantibody against the GluR3 subunit of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid (AMPA) receptors is implicated in the pathophysiology of Rasmussen's encephalitis. AMPA receptors mediate excitatory(More)
The sera of well-characterized populations were examined for three markers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; HIV antigen (HIV Ag), and antibodies to HIV envelope (gp41) and core (p24) proteins. Of 563 serum samples tested, 251 were from HIV-infected patients diagnosed as having AIDS manifested by opportunistic infections (AIDS-OI),(More)
Thymidine kinase (TK) inhibitors can block the activity of TK-dependent antiviral drugs in vitro. We have examined the ability of the TK inhibitor (+/-)-9-([(Z)-2-(hydroxymethyl)cyclohexyl] methyl)guanine (L-653,180) to prevent the therapeutic effect of acyclovir (ACV) in experimental herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV) skin infections of mice. The results(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) have been demonstrated to be an important if not essential inducer of cellular immune responses. The ability to grow these cells in vitro may open up new avenues for protective immunizations. In this study we have analyzed the virus-specific memory response generated following immunization with ex vivo-infected bone marrow-derived(More)
Herpes simplex virus was frequently isolated from ipsilateral popliteal lymph nodes after percutaneous inoculation of the dorsal face of the footpad, and from ipsi- and contralateral submandibular lymph nodes after percutaneous inoculation of the cheek or the orofacial area of mice. Virus was detected only on very rare occasion in nondraining lymph nodes(More)
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was done to evaluate the efficacy of an alpha interferon preparation in 128 patients with recurrent genital herpes. The preparation containing 10(5) or 10(7) U alpha interferon with nonoxynol 9 in a cream base (Exovir-HZ) was applied three times daily for 5 days. The treatment did not cause any adverse reactions.(More)
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