William Cox

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We report the isolation and characterization of a full-length cDNA encoding rat liver carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT II). Beginning with the purified protein CNBr fragments were generated and sequenced. Corresponding oligonucleotides were used to screen a rat liver cDNA library constructed in the plasmid cloning vector, pcDV. The clone ultimately(More)
Properties of the carnitine palmitoyltransferase (EC 2.3.1.21) (CPT) enzyme system were compared in isolated mitochondria from a range of tissues in rodents, monkey, and man. Common features were as follows: (a) while membrane-bound, CPT I, but not CPT II, was inhibited reversibly by malonyl-coenzyme A (CoA) and irreversibly by CoA esters of certain oxirane(More)
A transplantable adenocarcinoma of the colon of the rat, which contained mucous, columnar, endocrine, and undifferentiated carcinoma cells, were cloned to see if each of the differentiated cell lineages had a common cell or origin. Four clonal lines were produced by the transplantation of single cells using micropipettes. Each tumor contained all four cell(More)
An increase in the rate of human infections with Salmonella enteritidis (SE) occurred between 2007 and 2010 in British Columbia (BC). During the same time period, an increase in SE from poultry-sourced isolates and increased clinical severity in poultry were also observed in BC. This article describes a multi-sectoral collaboration during a 3-year(More)
We report avian pathogenic and antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli in wild Norway rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) trapped at a commercial chicken hatchery in British Columbia, Canada, and provide evidence that rats can become colonized with, and possibly act as a source of, poultry pathogens present in their environment.