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    Keywords: COMBINATION ; MODEL ; MODELS ; FOLLOW-UP ; INFORMATION ; DISEASE ; DISEASES ; RISK ; HEART ; TIME ; MARKER ; ASSOCIATION ; ASSAY ; DESIGN ; PLASMA ; NUMBER ; AGE ; meta-analysis ; smoking ; DATABASE ; C-REACTIVE PROTEIN ; MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION ; HEART-DISEASE ; vascular disease ; REGRESSION ; ASSOCIATIONS ; ISCHEMIC-STROKE ; CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE ; METAANALYSIS ; LEVEL ; methods ; EXTENT ; ARTERY-DISEASE ; MIDDLE-AGED MEN ; ACTIVATING-FACTOR-ACETYLHYDROLASE ; ATHEROSCLEROSIS RISK ; lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) ; LIPOPROTEIN-ASSOCIATED PHOSPHOLIPASE-A2 ; REPEAT
    Abstract: Background A large number of observational epidemiological studies have reported generally positive associations' between circulating mass and activity levels of lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A(2) (Lp-PLA(2)) and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Few studies have been large enough to provide reliable estimates in different circumstances, such as in different subgroups (e.g., by age group, sex, or smoking status) or at different Lp-PLA2 levels. Moreover, most published studies have related disease risk only to baseline values of Lp-PLA(2) markers (which can lead to substantial underestimation of any risk relationships because of within-person variability over time) and have used different approaches to adjustment for possible confounding factors. Objectives By combination of data from individual participants from all relevant observational studies in a systematic,meta-analysis, with correction for regression dilution (using available data on serial measurements of Lp-PLA(2)), the Lp-PLA(2) Studies Collaboration will aim to characterize more precisely than has previously been possible the strength and shape of the age and sex-specific associations of plasma Lp-PLA(2) with coronary heart disease (and, where data are sufficient with other vascular diseases, such as ischaemic stroke). It will also help to determine to what extent such associations are independent of possible confounding factors and to explore potential sources of heterogeneity among studies, such as those related to assay methods and study design. It is anticipated that the present collaboration will serve as a framework to investigate related questions on Lp-PLA(2) and cardiovascular outcomes. Methods A central database is being established containing data on circulating Lp-PLA(2) values, sex and other potential confounding factors, age at baseline Lp-PLA(2) Measurement, age at event or at last follow-up, major vascular morbidity and cause-specific mortality. Information about any repeat measurements of Lp-PLA2 and potential confounding factors has been sought to allow adjustment for possible confounding and correction for regression dilution. The analyses will involve age-specific regression models. Synthesis of the available observational studies of Lp-PLA(2) will yield information on a total of about 15 000 cardiovascular disease endpoints
    Type of Publication: Journal article published
    PubMed ID: 17301621
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  • 2
    ISSN: 0303-7207
    Keywords: Carbohydrate moiety ; Epitope mapping ; Glycoprotein hormone ; Microheterogeneity ; Monoclonal antibody
    Source: Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect 1907 - 2002
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
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    ISSN: 0303-7207
    Keywords: G protein-coupled receptor ; Glycoprotein hormone ; Glycoprotein hormone receptor ; Monoclonal antibody ; Protein-protein interaction
    Source: Elsevier Journal Backfiles on ScienceDirect 1907 - 2002
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
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    ISSN: 1432-2277
    Keywords: Key words Heat shock protein ; Human kidney transplantation ; Rejection
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Abstract Because of the prevailing evidence that heat shock proteins (hsp) are involved in transplantation immunology, we investigate in this study the serum levels of anti-hsp60, and anti-hsp70 antibodies in human kidney allograft recipients. We analyzed 67 sera from 20 patients immediately before and 2 weeks after receiving a kidney allograft, and from 27 healthy age-matched controls with an ELISA. Eleven kidneys had normal allograft function, six had a mild rejection episode, all of which could be reversed successfully; three kidneys had to be removed later on because of resistant rejection. Hsp antibody frequency and titres were the same for transplant recipients and for healthy controls. In patients receiving a kidney allograft, no difference in the level of hsp-antibodies before and after transplantation was observed. Additionally, anti-hsp60 and anti-hsp70 antibody titres were found to be independent of the clinical course. These data suggest that the determination of anti-hsp60 and 70 antibody titers are of no diagnostic value for renal allograft rejection.
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    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary The 3′-terminal 1902 nucleotides of the tobacco vein-banding mosaic virus (TVBMV) were cloned and sequenced. The sequence contains a large open reading frame of 572 amino acid residues followed by a non-coding region of 183 nucleotides which terminates in a polyadenylate tract. The TVBMV coat protein is processed from a larger polyprotein by cleavage at a Gln/Gly dipeptide, which is followed closely by the aphid transmission DAG triplet. Translation of the nucleotide sequence yielded a protein of 271 amino acid residues with a calculated Mr of 30 347. The amino acid and nucleotide sequences of the TVBMV coat protein and 3′ non-coding region were compared to 33–35 other virus sequences. Percent sequence identity of the amino acid and nucleotide sequences were in the range expected from comparison of distinct viruses. Phylogenetic analyses were also performed to determine the relationship of TVBMV to other well-characterized viruses. These studies indicate that TVBMV should be regarded as a distinct member of the potyvirus group.
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    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary.  Twenty-seven of 29 strains of viruses in the bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) subgroup of legume-infecting potyviruses reacted strongly with one or more of the monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) which are known to be specific for epitopes located along the 50 amino acids which constitute the N-terminal end of the viral coat protein. Approximately one half of the virus strains reacted with the N-terminal epitope specific (NTES) MAb 4G12 which is specific for epitope E/B4, while the other half reacted with NTES MAbs 4 A1 or 4F9 which are specific for epitope E/B3. All but two strains contained at least one of these epitopes while no strain contained both. Competitive assays using five sequential, non-overlapping, synthetic, 10mer peptides indicated that the amino acids critical for epitope E/B3 reaction were located at positions 5, 7, and 10 from the N-terminal end of the coat protein. By deduction we postulate that the amino acids critical for epitope E/B4 are located at positions 10, 16, and 17. Because epitope E/B3 requires isoleucine at position 10 for expression whereas epitope E/B4 requires valine to be expressed, no one strain can express both epitopes. Two viruses in our tests (azuki mosaic and Dendrobium mosaic viruses) had deletions in this portion of their sequence explaining their failure to react MAbs specific for either epitope. The critical amino acids for a third epitope, E/B3A, were located at positions 16 and 17. We found no correlation between any of the three N-terminal epitopes defined in this study and the presence or absence of any biological property that we could accurately measure: i.e., symptomatology, host range, or pathotype. However, when coat protein sequences were aligned according to epitope type E/B3 or E/B4, we found that sequences within groups had high levels of identity while between group identities were low. We also found that sequences in the 3′-end non-coding region exhibited similar relationships within and between epitope groups. Two strains of BCMV (NL-4 and RU-1) were found to possess coat protein sequences typical of epitope E/B4 but 3′-NCR sequences typical of epitope E/B3. These data suggest that both strains may be the result of natural recombinants between the two epitope groups.
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    Archives of virology 141 (1996), S. 205-208 
    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
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    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary.  The complete sequence of a North American tobacco rattle virus (TRV) isolate, ‘Oregon yellow’ (ORY), was determined from cDNA and RT-PCR clones derived from the two genomic RNAs of this isolate. The RNA-1 is 6790 bases and RNA-2 is 3261 bases. The sequence of TRV-ORY RNA-1 was similar to RNA-1 of TRV isolate SYM, and differs in 48 nucleotides. TRV-ORY RNA-1 was one base shorter than -SYM, and had 47 base substitutions resulting in 12 amino acid substitutions of which 4 were conservative. The RNA-2 of TRV-ORY was distinct from RNA-2 of other characterized TRV isolates and contained three open reading frames (ORFs) that could potentially code for proteins of MW 22.4 kDa, 37.6 kDa and 17.9 kDa. Based on the homology of the predicted amino acid sequence with those of other tobraviruses, ORF1 of RNA-2 encodes the coat protein (CP). The protein sequence of ORF2 had regions of limited similarity with those of ORF2 of two other TRV isolates and pea early browning tobravirus. The ORF3 was unique to TRV-ORY. Phylogenetic analysis of tobravirus CPs indicated that TRV-ORY was most closely related to pepper ringspot tobravirus and TRV-TCM. The relationship of tobravirus CPs to other rod-shaped tubular plant viruses vis also discussed.
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    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary The complete nucleotide sequence of apple mosaic ilarvirus (ApMV) RNA-3 has been determined from cloned viral cDNAs. The 5′ terminus of RNA-3 was determined by direct RNA sequencing, while the 3′ end was determined by polyadenylation of genomic RNA and sub-cloning using oligo dT. ApMV RNA-3 is 2056 bases in length and encodes at least two open reading frames. It is similar in size and genome organization to the RNA-3 of other members of theBromoviridae, which includes ilarviruses. The CP gene is in the 3′ half of the molecule, and another large open reading frame is upstream of the CP gene and can potentially encode a protein of 32 400 daltons. This peptide is the same size and shows limited sequence homology to an open reading frame located at the 5′ end of RNA 3 in tobacco streak and prune dwarf ilarviruses and alfalfa mosaic virus, which is postulated to be the viral movement protein. The nucleic acid sequence was not homologous to tobacco streak virus, prune dwarf virus, alfalfa mosaic virus or other members of theBromoviridae. The 5′-non-coding region of ApMV RNA-3 contains a 15 base palindromic sequence which encloses a sequence resembling the ICR-2 regions of eukaryotic tRNA gene promoters.
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    ISSN: 1432-8798
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Medicine
    Notes: Summary.  The 3′-terminal nucleotide sequences of thirteen authenticated strains of bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and one strain of bean common mosaic necrosis virus (BCMNV) were obtained. The regions sequenced included the coat protein coding sequence and 3′-end non-coding region. These data, combined with sequence information from other legume-infecting potyviruses and the Potyviridae were used for phylogenetic analysis. Evidence is provided for delineation of BCMNV as distinct from BCMV and the inclusion of azuki mosaic, dendrobium mosaic, blackeye cowpea mosaic, and peanut stripe viruses as strains of BCMV. This relationship defines the members of the BCMV and BCMNV subgroups. These data also provide a basis upon which to define virus strains, in combination with biological data. Other aspects and implications of legume-infecting potyvirus phylogenetics are discussed.
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