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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) SM protein is an essential nuclear protein produced during the lytic cycle of EBV replication. SM is an RNA-binding protein with multiple mechanisms of action. SM enhances the expression of EBV genes by stabilizing mRNA and facilitating nuclear export. SM also influences splicing of both EBV and cellular pre-mRNAs. SM modulates(More)
Praziquantel (PZQ) is effectively the only drug currently available for treatment and control of schistosomiasis, a disease affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Many anthelmintics, likely including PZQ, target ion channels, membrane protein complexes essential for normal functioning of the neuromusculature and other tissues. Despite this(More)
Hematological malignancies such as leukemias, lymphomas, multiple myeloma (MM), and the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) primarily affect adults and are difficult to treat. For high-risk disease, hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCT) can be used. However, in the setting of autologous HCT, relapse due to contamination of the autograft with cancer cells(More)
BACKGROUND Relapsing disease is a major challenge after hematopoietic cell transplantation for hematological malignancies. Myxoma virus (MYXV) is an oncolytic virus that can target and eliminate contaminating cancer cells from auto-transplant grafts. The aims of this study were to examine the impact of MYXV on normal hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells(More)
Schistosomiasis, caused by parasitic flatworms of the genus Schistosoma, is a neglected tropical disease affecting hundreds of millions globally. Praziquantel (PZQ), the only drug currently available for treatment and control, is largely ineffective against juvenile worms, and reports of PZQ resistance lend added urgency to the need for development of new(More)
Parasitic helminths such as schistosomes, as well as filarial and soil-transmitted nematodes, are estimated to infect at least a billion people worldwide, with devastating impacts on human health and economic development. Diagnosis and monitoring of infection dynamics and efficacy of treatment depend almost entirely on methods that are inaccurate,(More)
6611 Background: Several small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeting angiogenesis have been approved for the treatment of solid tumors. In patients with leukemia, upregulated angiogenesis portends for a worse prognosis and leukemia cells are known to express receptors for angiogenic cytokines. Therefore, we hypothesized that inhibiting angiogenic(More)
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