Tracey A. Banks

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Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related cytokines regulate cell death and survival and provide strong selective pressures for viruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), to evolve counterstrategies in order to persist in immune-competent hosts. Signaling by the lymphotoxin (LT)-beta receptor or TNF receptor-1, but not Fas or TRAIL receptors, inhibits the(More)
The identification of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) proteins and the minimal epitopes within these proteins which serve as targets for cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) remains an important goal for the development of effective vaccine strategies. In this report, an H-2Kd allele-specific peptide-binding motif was used to locate putative CTL epitopes in(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine if changing the surgeon's gloves after delivery of the infant and prior to manual placental removal decreases the incidence of postcesarean endometritis. METHODS Laboring women undergoing cesarean delivery between September 1, 1994, and August 31, 1995, were prospectively randomized into either a change or no-change glove(More)
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