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The latent membrane protein (LMP) of Epstein-Barr virus contributes to the immortalizing activity of the virus in primary, human B lymphocytes, but its mechanism of function is unknown. LMP is expressed at the plasma membrane and may act by influencing the signalling pathways of infected cells. LMP increases transcription of reporter plasmids that are(More)
PURPOSE The primary purpose of this study was to compare the neuropsychologic functioning of long-term survivors of breast cancer and lymphoma who had been treated with standard-dose systemic chemotherapy or local therapy only. PATIENTS AND METHODS Long-term survivors (5 years postdiagnosis, not presently receiving cancer treatment, and disease-free) of(More)
Healthcare information systems collect massive amounts of textual and numeric information about patients, visits, prescriptions, physician notes and more. The information encapsulated within electronic clinical records could lead to improved healthcare quality, promotion of clinical and research initiatives, fewer medical errors and lower costs. However,(More)
Retroviral interference is manifested in chronically infected cells as a decrease in susceptibility to superinfection by virions using the same cellular receptor. The pattern of interference reflects the cellular receptor specificity of the chronically infecting retrovirus and is mediated by the viral envelope glycoprotein, which is postulated to bind(More)
ABL-MYC, a recombinant murine retrovirus that expresses v-abl and c-myc, rapidly induces transplantable mono- or oligoclonal plasmacytomas in BALB/c mice. To determine if the targets for transformation of this retrovirus are antigen-committed B lymphocytes and to explore this system as an alternative technique for producing antigen-specific monoclonal(More)
T-antigen-induced DNA distortion was studied in a series of simian virus 40 (SV40) plasmid constructs whose relative replication efficiency ranges from 0.2 to 36. Bending was detected in the wild-type SV40 regulatory region consisting of three copies of the GC-rich 21-bp repeat but not in constructs with only one or two copies of the 21-bp repeat. In a(More)
Friend murine leukemia virus (F-MuLV), an erythroleukemogenic replication-competent retrovirus, induces leukemia in its host after a long latency. However, the early effects of infection may determine the pathway that eventually leads to malignant transformation. To determine how F-MuLV affects host cell proliferation soon after infection, BALB/c mice were(More)
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