Shmuel Rozenblatt

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The vaccinia virus/bacteriophage T7 hybrid transient expression system employs a recombinant vaccinia virus that encodes the T7 RNA polymerase gene, a plasmid vector with a gene of interest regulated by a T7 promoter, and any cell line suitable for infection and transfection. Although high expression in a majority of cells is achieved, the severe cytopathic(More)
The nucleotide sequences encoding the matrix (M) proteins of measles virus (MV) and canine distemper virus (CDV) were determined from cDNA clones containing these genes in their entirety. In both cases, single open reading frames specifying basic proteins of 335 amino acid residues were predicted from the nucleotide sequences. Both viral messages were(More)
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a fatal disease affecting the human central nervous system several years after acute measles infection. Measles virus (MV) genomes replicating in SSPE brains do not give rise to budding particles and present various defects in gene expression, mostly concerning the matrix (M) protein. For one SSPE case (K),(More)
Reprogramming of differentiated cells into induced pluripotent cells (iPS) was accomplished in 2006 by expressing four, or less, embryonic stem cell (ESC)-specific transcription factors. Due to the possible danger of DNA damage and the potential tumorigenicity associated with such DNA damage, attempts were made to minimize DNA integration by the vectors(More)
A number of DNA probes which hybridize to highly abundant DNA sequences of Entamoeba histolytica were developed. Variations in the hybridization patterns of different E. histolytica strains were detected with selected probes. Four types of restriction fragment length patterns were obtained. Of these, the first class belonged to E. invadens and E.(More)
The entirety of the phosphoprotein gene of measles virus has been sequenced. The gene is composed of 1,657 nucleotides and specifies a 507-amino-acid protein (P). A second overlapping reading frame was predicted from the sequence and specifies a 186-amino-acid protein (C). Through the use of antisynthetic peptide antibodies, we show that both proteins are(More)
The cDNA of soybean agglutinin (SBA), a glycoprotein lectin, obtained from the mRNA of soybean seeds at mid-maturation, was cloned in a lambda gt 10 phage and subcloned in a pUC-8 plasmid. Probing with a fragment of the lectin gene [Vodkin, L. O., Rhodes, P. R. & Goldberg, R. B. (1983) Cell 34, 1023-1031] afforded a clone of 1012 nucleotides containing the(More)
To clarify the relation between lymphocytes and measles virus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, we used in situ hybridization and a cloned measles virus DNA probe, specific for nucleocapsid protein, to detect measles virus RNA sequences in circulating lymphocytes and brain perivascular cuffs of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.(More)
Morphological and immunocytological studies have demonstrated the presence of paramyxovirus antigens in Paget's bone disease tissue and in particular antigens related to measles virus and respiratory syncytial virus. To examine the relationship between measles virus and Paget's bone disease we used in situ hybridization and a cloned measles virus DNA probe(More)
Vero cells were infected with measles virus and hybridized in situ to a cloned DNA fragment containing specific sequences for measles nucleocapsid protein. The DNA was labelled with tritium by nick-translation. The viral RNA were detected in the cytoplasm 21 hrs after infection. In many cells, the probe hybridized to nuclear structures, and in several(More)