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1 Smith, A. Gordon; Singleton, J. RobinsonLifestyle intervention for pre-diabetic neuropathy.OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) as a sensitive measure of neuropathy change in patients with neuropathy associated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) receiving lifestyle intervention based on that used in the Diabetes Prevention Prog...Aged; Biopsy; Blood Pressure; Body Mass Index; Cholesterol; Diabetic Diet2006-06-29
2 Owen, William E.; Martins, Thomas B.; Litwin, Christine M.; Roberts, William L.Performance characteristics of six IMMULITE 2000 TORCH assaysTORCH is an acronym for Toxoplasma gondii (Toxo), other microorganisms (like syphilis), rubella (RV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and herpesviruses (HSV) that are associated with congenital abnormalities during maternal infection. Prenatal testing for antibodies against these agents is one tool for preve...TORCH; Toxoplasma gondii; syphilis virus; rubella; cytomegalovirus; herpesvirus; IMMULITE 2000; congenital abnormalities; laboratory testing2006-01-04
3 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
4 Vaughn, Cecily P.; Crockett, David K.; Lim, Megan S.; Elenitoba-Johnson, Kojo S.J.Analytical characteristics of ICAT-LC-MS/MS for quantitative proteomics studiesRecent studies have employed isotope-coded affinity tags (ICAT) in concert with tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) to assess differential expression of proteins on a proteomic scale and perform unbiased quantitative comparisons between samples from different physiological or disease states. We sought ...isotope-coded affinity tags; ICAT; mass spectrometry; MS/MS; proteomic scale; FL2005-06-03
5 Jaskowski, Troy D.Multiplex analysis of heterophil antibodies in patients with indeterminate HIV immunoassay resultsWe hypothesized that heterophil antibodies reactive with animal proteins used in blot preparation caused nonspecific staining (NSS) on HIV Western blot (WB) studies, causing indeterminate results. We analyzed samples showing NSS on HIV WB using a multiplexed immunoassay to simultaneously measur...Heterophil antibodies; Heterophil interference; Multiplex analysis; False-positive HIV enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; ELISA2001
6 Jaskowski, Troy D.Comparison of four enzyme immunoassays with a western blot assay for the determination of type-specific antibodies to herpes simplex virusMost current enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) differentiate inadequately between types 1 and 2 herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibodies since significant crossreactivity exists. We compared 4 IgG type-specific EIAs using a Western blot assay for resolution of discrepant results. The Diamedix had sensitivit...Enzyme immunoassays; Western blot assay; Type-specific antibodies2001
7 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
8 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
9 Margraf, Rebecca L.; Mao, Rong; Wittwer, Carl T.Masking techniques: masking selected sequence variation by incorporating mismatches into melting analysis probesHybridization probe melting analysis can be complicated by the presence of sequence variation (non-pathogenic polymorphisms or other mutations) near the targeted mutation. We investigated the use of 'masking' probes to differentiate alleles with similar probe melting temperatures. Materials and Meth...probe hybridization; high-resolution melting analysis; masking; RET2005-10-21
10 Erickson, J. Alan; Ashwood, Edward R.Evaluation of an enzyme-linked binding protein assay for hyaluronic acid and concentrations in hepatitis C infected patientsSerological hyaluronic acid (HA) has been proposed as a noninvasive alternative to liver biopsy for assessing the extent of liver fibrosis. Liver biopsy correctly identifies hepatic disease in about 65 to 75% of cases, being strongly dependent on the length of the biopsy obtained. Furthermore, hepat...Hyaluronic Acid Concentration; Corgenix HA assay2005-07-21
11 Erickson, J. Alan; Aldeen, William E.; Ashwood, Edward R.Evaluation of a fecal pancreatic elastase-1 enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: assessment versus an established assay and implication in classifying pancreatic functionDisagreement continues regarding the two commercially available fecal pancreatic elastase-1 (PE-1) ELISAs and their respective capabilities to assess pancreatic function. Our objectives were to validate the newer PE-1 ELISA and evaluate the test against the previously established assay, to investiga...PE-1; pancreatic elastase-1; FDA; AMR; analytical measurement range; BioServ Diagnostics PE-1ELISA; ScheBo Biotech PE-1ELISA2005-09-25
12 Erickson, J. Alan; Smith, Jeffrey, J.; Bornhorst, Joshua A.; Ashwood, Edward R.Humananti-mouse antibody protected ELISA for the quantification of squamous cell carcinoma antigenSquamous cell carcinoma antigen (SCC) was first isolated from squamous cell carcinoma tissue of the uterine cervix and initially reported as TA-4. The antigen has been characterized as a glycoprotein with a molecular weight between 45,000 and 55,000 daltons. Studies suggest that SCC may function as ...SCC; Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen; BSA; PBS; Phosphate Buffered Saline; HAMA; Human Anti-mouse Antibodies; IIR; ImmunoglobulinInhibiting Reagent2005-12-09
13 Hymas, Weston C.; Hillyard, David R.Novel one step real time RT-PCR assay for the detection of Enterovirus, AThis poster describes the development of a novel real time assay that utilizes primers and an Eclipse probe in an overlapping format upstream of the Rotbart amplicon.RT-PCR Assay2005-11-08
14 Pounder, June I.; Simmon, Keith E.; Barton, Claudia A.; Hohmann, Sheri L.Identification of nonsporulating molds by sequencing internal transcribed spacer regions with Virodec software and databaseFungal infections are increasing, particularly among immunocompromised hosts, and a rapid, accurate diagnosis is essential for the initiation of targeted antifungal therapy. Identification of fungi from culture requires the presence of reproductive structures, and the absence of spores can increase ...nonsporulating molds; genetic sequencing; Virodec; ITS I; ITS II2006-01-09
15 Jaskowski, Troy D.Polymerase chain reaction detection of Lyme disease: correlation with clinical manifestations and serologic responsesThe Author's have developed a simple, nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for amplification of an outer surface protein A (OspA) gene fragment of Borrelia burgdorferi using rapid temperature cycling and ethidium bromide detection on agarose gels, and applied it to the diagnosis of Lyme dis...PCR; Rapid cycle amplification1996
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 Dwight, Zachary LawrenceuMELT: prediction of high-resolution melting curves and dynamic melting profiles of PCR products in a rich web applicationuMeltSM is a flexible web-based tool for predicting DNA melting curves and denaturation profiles of PCR products. The user defines an amplicon sequence and chooses a set of thermodynamic and experimental parameters that include nearest-neighbor stacking energies, loop entropy effects, cation (mono...2011
20 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
21 Owen, William E.; Roberts, William L.Comparison of five automated serum and whole blood folate assaysSerum and whole blood folate measurements are used to establish folate deficiency. Most methods used in clinical laboratories are automated, nonisotopic methods that use folate-binding protein. Linearity, imprecision, and method comparison studies, including serum and whole blood hemolysates, wer...Folate assays; Serum folate; Whole blood folate; Automated assays2003
22 Slev, Patricia R.; Rawlins, Mindy, L.; Roberts, William L.Performance characteristics of seven automated CA 15-3 methodsPoster describing studies to evaluate seven automated methods for the following parameters: limit of detection, linearity, imprecision, reference intervals and method comparison with the ADVIA Centaur as the comparison method to detect CA 15-3.CA 15-3 Method2005-07-13
23 Owen, William E.; Roberts, William L.Performance characteristics of eight estradiol immunoassaysMeasurement of estradiol is useful in assisted reproduction, evaluation of infertility, menopause, and male feminization. The analytic performance of 8 estradiol immunoassays was evaluated. The imprecision and accuracy of the Access, ADVIA Centaur, ARCHITECT i2000, AutoDELFIA, Elecsys 2010, IMMULI...Estradiol immunoassays2004
24 Margraf, Rebecca L.; Mao, Rong; Highsmith, W. Edward; Holtegaard, Leonard; Wittwer, Carl T.Masking selected sequence variation by incorporating mismatches into melting analysis probesHybridization probe melting analysis can be complicated by the presence of sequence variations (benign polymorphisms or other mutations) near the targeted mutation. We investigated the use of 'masking' probes to differentiate alleles with similar probe melting temperatures. Selected sequence variati...probe hybridization; high-resolution melting analysis; masking; RET2005-06-28
25 Stevenson, Jeffery B.; Hillyard, David R.Quantitative real time PCR assay for detecting EBV virus in multiple sample types.We are developing a real time quantitative PCR assay to detect EBV in serum, plasma, whole blood, tissue and spinal fluid. Real time PCR, with its intrinsic quantitative capacity, is an excellent method for measuring EBV viral load. Epstein Barr virus is a member of the Herpesvirus family, with a tr...Eclipse Probes; EBV Primer2005-08-11
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