Tessa E Blackburn

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BACKGROUND Children treated with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunts to manage hydrocephalus frequently develop shunt failure and/or infections, conditions that present with overlapping symptoms. The potential life-threatening nature of shunt infections requires rapid diagnosis; however, traditional microbiology is time consuming, expensive, and potentially(More)
concentration and exposure time (Figure 4). The infrared spectra for the unexposed reagent and the reaction product with ozone were identical. The mass spectra showed the parent peak and fragmentation pattern in the reaction product to be identical with those of the unreacted reagent. The 400-mHz NMR spectra of the unreacted and reacted reagent in(More)
Developmental checkpoints eliminate B cells synthesizing defective immunoglobulin heavy (HC) and light (LC) chains. The first checkpoint tests for formation of a VpreB/λ5/µHC-containing preB-cell receptor (preBCR) and predicts whether µHCs will bind conventional LCs to form membrane IgM. VpreB and λ5 also create a sensing site that interacts with µHC(More)
FCRLA is homologous to receptors for the Fc portion of IgG (FcγR) and is located in the same region of human chromosome one, but has several unusual and unique features. It is a soluble resident ER protein retained in this organelle by unknown mechanisms involving the N-terminal domain, a disordered domain with three Cys residues in close proximity in the(More)
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