Yonat Shemer-Avni

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Signaling by the p55 tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor and by the structurally related receptor Fas/APO1 is initiated by receptor clustering. Data presented here and in other recent studies (Wallach, D., Boldin, M., Varfolomeev, E. E., Bigda, Y., Camonis, H.J. and Mett, I. (1994) Cytokine 6, 556; Song, H.Y., Dunbar, J.D., and Bonner, D.B. (1994) J. Biol.(More)
BACKGROUND We compared the clinical and demographic features of children with lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) caused by human metapneumovirus (HMPV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza A virus and sought to determine whether coinfection by HMPV and other respiratory viruses leads to increased disease severity. METHODS Nasal wash(More)
BACKGROUND Use of nucleic acid amplification techniques has increased the identification of respiratory viruses (RVs) in adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The objectives of the present study were to identify RV in patients with CAP using three different sampling methods and to compare CAP virus proportions and types with two comparison(More)
Hepatitis C virus is a leading cause of chronic hepatitis and liver cancer. Little information exists on the interplay between innate defense mechanisms and viral antagonists that promote viral egress. Herein, the effects of Tetherin/BST-2 on HCV release were investigated. In Huh-7.5 hepatocytes, low expression levels of BST-2 were detected. Treatment of(More)
The quest for an infectious agent that may account for cases of Hodgkin's disease (HD) especially in young adults has proven vain until lately. We have recently reported findings that suggested the presence of measles virus (MV) antigens and MV RNA in the tissues of patients with HD. Support for an association between MV and HD has been provided by recent(More)
Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is usually established by detection of serum antibodies (anti-HCV). This study was conducted in order to evaluate whether saliva and urine may substitute serum for anti-HCV detection. Serum, saliva, and urine were obtained simultaneously from 141 patients with a variety of liver diseases and from 52 patients with(More)
The optimal method for identifying respiratory viruses in adults has not been established. The objective of the study was to compare the sensitivities of three sampling methods for this purpose. One thousand participants (mean age, 63.1 +/- 17.8 years) were included. Of these, 550 were patients hospitalized for acute febrile lower respiratory tract(More)
BACKGROUND Mycoplasma pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens that causes community-acquired respiratory tract infection. Outbreaks are well known, and all age groups are susceptible. An outbreak in an army training unit afforded an opportunity to identify possible risk factors for morbidity. METHODS An outbreak of respiratory illness that occurred(More)
The magnitude and clinical significance of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in dialysis patients is controversial and underestimated. This study was conducted in order to evaluate the correlation between HCV replication and antibody response to HCV in dialysis patients. HCV infection in dialysis patients was evaluated over a period of 3 years and compared(More)