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1 Normann, Richard A.; Chandler, John P.Effects of calcium ions on L-type horizontal cells in the isolated turtle retinaA technique by which the retina can be isolated from the turtle eye is described. Scanning electron microscopy revealed morphological variability between preparations and also between regions of the same one. Large areas were often totally free of any pigment epithelial cells, yet contained a high p...Retina; Calcium; Horizontal Cell; Turtle1990
2 Cannon, Grant W.; Clayton, Frederic; Griffiths, Marie M.Passive transfer of adjuvant-induced arthritis into irradiated DA recipient rats.Adjuvant-induced arthritis (AIA) can be passively transferred in Dark Agouti (DA) rats by spleen and lymph node cells after culture with Concanavalin A (Con A). A model not requiring in vitro Con A expansion and activation would be important in investigations of anti-rheumatic drugs in AIA. A new mo...Cell Transplantation; Rats, Inbred Strains1993
3 Kriesel, John D.; Baringer, J R; Spruance, Spotswood L.Correlation between detection of herpes simplex virus in oral secretions by PCR and susceptibility to experimental UV radiation-induced herpes labialis.We examined the oral secretions of 25 patients for herpes simplex virus (HSV) at the time of and following experimental UV radiation (UVR). HSV was detected in one or more oral secretion specimens in 5 of 12 (42%) cases by cell culture and in 8 of 12 (67%) cases by PCR. On the day of UVR, HSV was de...Polymerase Chain Reaction; Ultraviolet Rays; Simplexvirus1994
4 Digre, Kathleen B.; Gouw, Launce G.; Harris, Catherine P.; Haines, John H.; Ptacek, L.J.Autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxia with retinal degeneration: clinical, neuropathologic, and genetic analysis of a large kindred.The autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCA) comprise a heterogeneous group of neurologic disorders characterized by degeneration of the cerebellum, spinal cord, and brainstem. Genetic analysis has revealed two loci, SCA1 on chromosome 6p, and SCA2 on chromosome 12q, responsible for some ADCA. W...Retinal Degeneration; Cerebellar Ataxia; Genetic Analysis1994-08
5 Eichwald, Ernst; Capecchi, Mario R.; Thomas, Kirk R.Mouse model for the delta F508 allele of cystic fibrosisThe most common cause of cystic fibrosis is a mutation that deletes phenylalanine 508 in cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). The delta F508 protein is misprocessed and degraded rather than traveling to the apical membrane. We used a novel strategy to introduce the delta F508 ...Digestive System; Disease Models, Animal; Electrolytes; Mice, Inbred C57BL1995-10
6 Kriesel, John D.; Spruance, Spotswood L.; Daynes, Raymond A.Nucleic acid vaccine encoding gD2 protects mice from herpes simplex virus type 2 disease.Nucleic acid vaccinations with plasmids pWW65, containing the sequence for herpes simplex type 2 (HSV-2) gD2, and pRSVnt, lacking the gD sequence, were studied. Groups of mice were immunized with pWW65 alone, pWW65 plus 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin-D3 (D3), or pRSVnt. Clinical disease (vaginitis), serum an...Mice, Inbred BALB C; Plasmids; Viral Vaccines1996
7 Aldous, Jay A.; Engar, Richard C.Do dentists prescribe narcotics excessively?Dealing with pain is an inevitable sequela to dental treatment. Although several drug regimens primarily involving narcotics have been used in the past, availability of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has increased recently. A study was conducted to analyze dental prescribing patterns ...Analgesics, Opioid; Anti-Inflammatory Agents; Dentist's Practice Patterns; Pain, Postoperative1996-07-01
8 Konnick, Eric Q.; Erali, Maria; Ashwood, Edward R.; Hillyard, David R.Comparison of the National Genetics Institute (NGI) HCV Superquant and Roche COBAS Amplicor HCV Monitor, Version 2.0 AssaysChronic Hepatitis C infection is currently recognized as an important health care problem. It is estimated that nearly 4 million Americans are infected, 15 to 20 percent of whom will eventually develop Cirrhosis. Current treatments for Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are limited to alfa-interferon alone or ...Cirrhosis; Patients2000-04-22
9 Konnick, Eric Q.; Erali, Maria; Ashwood, Edward R; Hillyard, David RComparison of the DIGENE HBV HYBRID CAPTURE II AND ROCHE COBAS Amplicor HBV Monitor Assays.Evaluate and compare the performance characteristics of the COBAS Amplicor HBV Monitor test (Roche Diagnostics Corp.) and the HBV Hybrid capture II (Digene Corporation) assay for the quantification of HBV BNA Levels.Quantitative Tests; Linearity Studies2001-08-19
10 Konnick, Eric Q.; Williams, Sheri M.; Ashwood, Edward R; Hillyard, David RPerformance characteristics of the COBAS HCV TaqMan ASR and Comparison to the COBAS Amplicor HCV Monitor, Version 2.0 and Versant HCV bDNA 3.0.Evaluate the COBAS HCV TaqMan ASR assay using both the Qiagen BioRobot 9604 and a 1mL extraction protocol for HCV RNA isolation. And Compare the COBAS TaqMan HCV ASR assay to the COBAS Amplicor HCV Monitor, Version 2.0 and Versant HCV bDNA 3.0 assays.Quantitative Tests; Linearity Studies2002-11-21
11 Konnick, Eric Q.; Williams, Sheri M.; Ashwood, Edward R.; Hillyard, David R.Performance Characteristics of the COBAS HCV TaqMan ASR Using Armored RNA CalibratorsAs improved therapies have become available for Hepatititis C Virus (HCV) infection, the use of assays to quantitate HCV RNA has increased dramatically (3, 14, 16). The initial use of these assays was to predict the likelihood of therapy based on baseline HCV RNA levels. These reports indicated that...Roche Amplicor Monitor; NGI Superquant; patients2003-04-22
12 Stevenson, Jeff; Procter, Melinda; Hillyard, David R.Real time PCR assays for the detection of viral pathogens - are they the gold standard?Over the past decade, PCR testing for infectious agents in the clinical laboratory has begun to replace other methods, such as culture. PCR is often now referred to as the 'gold standard' in this field. Further evolution of this technology has seen the introduction of real time PCR, replacing tradit...Polymorphism; Target DNA2003-11-11
13 Singleton, J. Robinson; Smith, A. GordonMicrovascular complications of impaired glucose tolerance.Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) serves as a marker for the state of insulin resistance and predicts both large- and small-vessel vascular complications, independent of a patient's progression to diabetes. Patients with IGT are at significantly increased risk for death and morbidity due to myocardia...Microcirculation; Humans2003-12-01
14 Liew, Michael; Erali, Maria; Page, Sam; Hillyard, David R.; Wittwer, Carl T.Hepatitis C genotyping by denaturing high-performance liquid chromatographyDetermination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype for infected patients increasingly has become accepted as the standard of care. Genotype assignment helps in assessing disease prognosis and assists in establishing the appropriate duration of treatment. The great genetic diversity of HCV, with 1...Base Sequence; 5' Untranslated Regions; Genotype; Hepacivirus; Molecular Sequence Data2004-01
15 Konnick, Eric Q.; Ashwood, Edward R.; Hillyard, David R.Evaluation of the COBAS HBV TaqMan Analyte Specific Regent (ASR) Assay and Comparison to the COBAS Amplicor HBV Monitor Assay.erformance characteristics of the COBAS HBV TaqMan ASR (TaqMan) assay were evaluated and compared to the COBAS Amplicor HBV Monitor test (Amplicor) assay for the quantification of HBV DNA in clinical samples.Quantitative Tests; Linearity Studies2004-05-03
16 Konnick, Eric Q.; Ashwood, Edward R.; Hillyard, David R.Evaluation of the Alliance HCV Quantitative Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) Assay and Comparison to the COBAS HCV TaqMan ASR Assay.To evaluate the Abbott/Celera Alliance HCV Quantitative ASR (Alliance) assay using the Qiagen BioRobot 9604 and QiaAmp Virus Kit for viral RNA isolation. And compare Alliance HCV TaqMan ASR to the Roche COBAS HCV TaqMan ASR (CTM) assay calibrated using Armored RNA solutions and WHO 2nd international...Quantitative Tests; Linearity Studies2004-05-10
17 Hymas, Weston C.; Hillyard, David R.Real time PCR assay for the detection of CMV using eclipse hybridization probesWe developed a qualitative real time PCR assay to detect CMV in patient samples, using a novel hybridization probe termed the Eclipse probe (Epoch Biosciences). These are single probes with a fluorescent molecule attached to the 3' end and a dark quencher on the 5' end. Also conjugated to the 5' end...Tissues Analysis; Elegans2004-08-11
18 Aldous, Wade K.; Hymas, Weston C.; Stevenson, Jeffery B.; Taggart, Edward W.;Hillyard, David R.Single tube real-time RT-PCR Assay for the detection of enterovirusWe developed a rapid and sensitive method for the routine detection of enterovirus in CSF and plasma using a one tube, one step, real-time PCR assay. A primer set and an Eclipse probe were designed to target the highly conserved 5' untranslated region of the enterovirus genome. This assay was compar...MGB Eclipse; Viral RNA; Picornaviridae2004-09-11
19 Digre, Kathleen B.; Blumenthal, Deborah T.; Cessna, Melissa H.; Gopez, Evelyn V.; Shen, YueCarcinomatous meningitis as the presenting manifestation of gallbladder carcinoma: case report and review of the literatureThe primary tumors that typically cause carcinomatous meningitis include lung cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and melanoma. A variety of neurological signs and symptoms can be seen depending on the extent and location of the meningeal metastasis. Once the diagnosis of carcinomatous meningi...Carcinomatous Meningitis; Gallbladder Carcinoma; Leptomeningeal Metastasis; Meningeal Carcinomatosis; Cranial Neuropathy2004-10
20 Hansen, Mark S.; Coffin, Cheryl M.; Capecchi, Mario R.Pax3:Fkhr interferes with embryonic Pax3 and Pax7 function: implications for alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma cell of origin.To investigate the role of the translocation-associated gene Pax3:Fkhr in alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas, we generated a Cre-mediated conditional knock-in of Pax3:Fkhr into the mouse Pax3 locus. Exploring embryonic tumor cell origins, we replaced a Pax3 allele with Pax3:Fkhr throughout its expression do...Neuroprogenitor; Embryogenesis2004-11-01
21 Coffin, Cheryl M.; Capecchi, Mario R.Alveolar rhabdomyosarcomas in conditional Pax3:Fkhr mice: cooperativity of Ink4a/ARF and Trp53 loss of function.Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma is an aggressive childhood muscle cancer for which outcomes are poor when the disease is advanced. Although well-developed mouse models exist for embryonal and pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcomas, neither a spontaneous nor a transgenic mouse model of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma has...Cell Differentiation; Forkhead Transcription Factors; Myogenic Regulatory Factors2004-11-01
22 Hymas, Weston C.; Stevenson, Jeffery B.; Taggart, Bill; Hillyard, David R.Quantitative real time PCR assay for the detection of human herpes 6.Human herpes virus type 6 is a beta virus that occurs as two variants (A & B) and infects nearly 100% of the population before two years of age. Primary infections in children can produce fever and a unique lacy rash that gives the disease its name: roseola. The rare primary infection in adults can ...Probe Technology; Roseola Infantum2005-02-05
23 Cloud, Joann L.; Carroll, Karen C.; Cohen, Samuel; Anderson, Clint M.; Woods, Gail L.Interpretive criteria for use of AccuProbe for identification ofRapid identification of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is possible by use of AccuProbe (Gen-Probe, San Diego, Calif.). To evaluate the reliability of the MAC AccuProbe for testing 7H9 cultures inoculated with broth from MGIT cultures positive for acid-fast bacilli or growth on a s...Bacteria; Typing; Mycobacterium avium complex; MAC2005-03-03
24 Hillyard, David R.Quantitative real time PCR assay for detecting BK virus in serum, plasma and urine.BK is a non-enveloped virus in the Polyomavirus family, closely related to SV40 and JC virus. Primary infection with BK generally occurs during childhood without specific symptoms, and is widespread in the population, with approximately 80% of adults infected globally. The virus remains latent in th...Quantitative Tests; Linearity Studies; Oligonucleotides2005-05-02
25 Hymas, Weston C.; Hillyard, David R.Real time RT-PCR assay for norovirus detection with eclipse probes and a non-competitive internal control.Noroviruses are the major causative agents of nonbacterial gastroenteritis worldwide and are estimated to cause approximately 23 million cases in the United States annually. Real time RT-PCR is rapidly becoming the principle diagnostic means for norovirus detection due to its enhanced sensitivity an...Gastroenteritis; Eclipse Hybridization Probes; Norovirus2005-05-03
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