Tomos R Chivers

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Serotypes O2, O5, and O16 of Pseudomonas aeruginosa are chemically related, and the O antigens of their lipopolysaccharides share a similar trisaccharide repeat backbone structure. Serotype-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) MF71-3, MF15-4, and MF47-4 against the O2, O5, and O16 serotypes, respectively, were isolated. MAb 18-19, which is cross-reactive(More)
A-band, a D-rhamnose-containing common lipopolysaccharide antigen isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa AK1401, was found to be a receptor for bacteriophage A7. The phage-borne rhamnanase was capable of hydrolyzing the A-band to expose core-lipid A containing only two or three rhamnose repeats. Interaction of the hydrolyzed A-band with core- or lipid(More)
PURPOSE To determine if patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) have a reduced brain stem cross-sectional area (CSA) compared to age- and sex-matched controls. The brain stem is a common site of involvement in MS. However, relatively few imaging studies have investigated brain stem atrophy. METHODS Brain magnetic resonance imaging(More)
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