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Genome sequences are available for many bacterial strains, but there has been little progress in using these data to understand the molecular basis of pathogen emergence and differences in strain virulence. Serotype M3 strains of group A Streptococcus (GAS) are a common cause of severe invasive infections with unusually high rates of morbidity and(More)
We propose a new model for the variance between multiple time series, the Regime Switching Dynamic Correlation. We decompose the covariances into correlations and standard deviations and the correlation matrix follows a regime switching model; it is constant within a regime but different across regimes. The transitions between the regimes are governed by a(More)
Acute rheumatic fever (ARF), a sequelae of group A Streptococcus (GAS) infection, is the most common cause of preventable childhood heart disease worldwide. The molecular basis of ARF and the subsequent rheumatic heart disease are poorly understood. Serotype M18 GAS strains have been associated for decades with ARF outbreaks in the U.S. As a first step(More)
High-throughput RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) greatly expands the potential for genomics discoveries, but the wide variety of platforms, protocols and performance capabilitites has created the need for comprehensive reference data. Here we describe the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities next-generation sequencing (ABRF-NGS) study on RNA-seq. We(More)
A 50 kb region of DNA fromStreptomyces violaceoruber Tü22, containing genes encoding proteins involved in the biosynthesis of granaticin, was isolated. The DNA sequence of a 7.3 kb fragment from this region, located approximately 10 kb from the genes that encode the polyketide synthetase responsible for formation of the benzoisochromane quinone skeleton,(More)
Nesiritide is a recombinant formulation of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP). Preliminary experience in the adult population has shown nesiritide to be an effective agent in the treatment of decompensated congestive heart failure (CHF) in adults. Given its physiological effects, it may be an effective agent in other clinical scenarios. We report the use of(More)
The Prostate Expression Database (PEDB) is a curated relational database and suite of analysis tools designed for the study of prostate gene expression in normal and disease states. Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) and full-length cDNA sequences derived from more than 40 human prostate cDNA libraries are maintained and represent a wide spectrum of normal and(More)
Cajal bodies are small nuclear organelles with a number of nuclear functions. Here we show that FLICE-associated huge protein (FLASH), originally described as a component of the apoptosis signaling pathway, is mainly localized in Cajal bodies and is essential for their structure. Reduction in FLASH expression by short hairpin RNA results in disruption of(More)
Front Tracking is the combination of two distinct computational traditions. Its purpose is to enable high quality, relatively coarse grid mesh solutions for problems complicated by the presence of fronts, interfaces, and other discontinuities, which may be of considerable geometric complexity. The rst of the two algorithmic ideas used in front tracking is(More)
The Java programming environment is increasingly being used to build large-scale multi-language applications. Whether these applications combine Java with other languages for legacy reasons, to address performance concerns, or to add Java functionality to preexisting server environments, they require correct and eecient native i n terfaces. This paper(More)