Thomas M. Mariano

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Human chromosomes 6 and 21 are both necessary to confer sensitivity to human interferon gamma (Hu-IFN-gamma), as measured by induction of class I human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and protection against encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) infection. Whereas human chromosome 6 encodes the Hu-IFN-gamma receptor, human chromosome 21 encodes accessory factors for(More)
In the absence of VA RNAI, protein synthesis in adenovirus-infected HeLa cells fails because of defective initiation. Earlier work showed that the defect results from phosphorylation of the initiation factor elF-2 on its alpha subunit. We have identified the protein kinase responsible as the dsRNA-activated inhibitor of protein synthesis (DAI). DAI is(More)
BACKGROUND The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been a formidable task, but remains a critical necessity. The well conserved membrane-proximal external region (MPER) of the HIV-1 gp41 glycoprotein is one of the crucial targets for AIDS vaccine development, as it has the necessary attribute of being able to elicit antibodies capable of(More)
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