Stephen O'Farrell

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We describe cDNA clones for a cell surface proteoglycan that bears both heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate and that links the cytoskeleton to the interstitial matrix. The cDNA encodes a unique core protein of 32,868 D that contains several structural features consistent with its role as a glycosamino-glycan-containing matrix anchor. The sequence shows(More)
Relatively little is known about the transcriptional control of genes expressed late after T cell activation. We have identified four genes expressed 3 to 5 days after T cell activation by alloantigen or mitogen. Here we report the genomic organization of 519, one of these late T cell activation Ag. Analysis of the genomic clone revealed that 519 consists(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized control studies have not shown an association between treatment with tenofovir (TDF) and clinically significant kidney toxicity. However, multiple cases of renal tubular toxicity have been described in patients with HIV treated with TDF. It is unclear whether spot urine protein- or albumin-creatinine ratio is a sufficiently sensitive(More)
We have been interested in identifying proinflammatory molecules which might play a role in attracting monocytes and T cells to the kidney. Some of the new intercrines are potential candidates. In this report we have isolated cDNA encoding murine Rantes (MuRantes) from renal tubular epithelium (MCT cells). MuRantes is a 91 amino acid member of the -C-C- or(More)
We have identified and cloned cDNA for a novel cell-surface protein that we have named Tactile for T cell activation, increased late expression. It is expressed on normal T cell lines and clones, and some transformed T cells, but no other cultured cell lines tested. It is expressed at low levels on peripheral T cells and is strongly up-regulated after(More)
Non-neutralising antibodies to the envelope glycoprotein are elicited during acute HIV-1 infection and are abundant throughout the course of disease progression. Although these antibodies appear to have negligible effects on HIV-1 infection when assayed in standard neutralisation assays, they have the potential to exert either inhibitory or enhancing(More)
BACKGROUND The rapid and continual viral escape from neutralizing antibodies is well documented in HIV-1 infection. Here we report in vivo emergence of viruses with heightened sensitivity to neutralizing antibodies, sometimes paralleling the development of neutralization escape. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Sequential viral envs were amplified from(More)
In this study we address two questions regarding the control of delta-crystallin gene expression in chick embryos. First we have determined whether delta-crystallin mRNA is found outside of the developing lens, in which it is the predominant mRNA. We find that this mRNA can be detected, although at relatively low levels, in all embryonic tissues we have(More)
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