Featured Project: 3FX

Featured Project: 3FX

You have the option of using several filters during the encoding process. Today’s topic on Baltimore Classification will also be the last that we’re covering for this blog. The addition of one dash changes the meaning of the entire message. Mutations in these genes will be dominant. A conserved RRPRRS motif within this peptide was shown to be essential but not sufficient for nuclear targeting. Frustrated, I asked myself the question “how hard is it to programmatically tween points in an object between keyframes”? Each animation is based on a real-world microbiology application.

Formation of replication compartments requires viral DNA synthesis and compartments are absent when viral DNA synthesis is inhibited by DNA polymerase inhibitors or when cells are infected with viruses mutant in genes encoding one of the seven essential virus-encoded DNA replication proteins (Godowski and Knipe 1983; Uprichard and Knipe 1997). One artistic challenge is that the anatomical structure of the eye, with its multiplicity of components, has been very well studied and characterized. Thus regulated localization of de novo synthesized VP16 is likely to be a critical determinant of HSV-1 reactivation in sympathetic neurons. During latency, only minimal viral gene expression occurs, allowing the virus to go undetected by the immune system. 3. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References. This work is the first of its kind in evaluating the effects of EBV’s BPLF1 in terms of pathogenesis and lymphomagenesis in humanized mice and implicates BPLF1 in B-cell transformation and tumor development.

The study shows that DNA packaging motor is comprised of three primary parts: an elongated prohead that serves as the virus shell, a doughnut-shaped connector that is positioned at the entrance to the virus shell and feeds DNA into the shell, and a novel ribonucleic acid (RNA)-enzyme complex that converts chemical energy to mechanical energy needed for packaging. Several decades passed without significant research into rubella, despite documentation of the viral etiology of the disease by Hiro and Tasaka in 1938 (31). Then there’s bacterial infection of the ocular surface. team from WHO’s Regional Office for Africa is investigating a mysterious viral haemorrhagic fever outbreak in northern South Sudan that has killed 10 people. ICP6, also known as HSV-1 ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) subunit 1 (R1), is encoded by the UL39 gene of HSV-1. We stayed away from highly realistic cellular detail that could clutter up the visual message. Vif binds APOBEC3G, leading to its degradation in cells.
Featured Project: 3FX

VZV lacks several of the HSV US genes, including US11, encoding a RNA-binding regulatory protein. I enjoyed sinking my teeth into the research, tracking down Protein Data Bank molecular models of the quinolone target enzymes (bacterial gyrase and topoisomerase IV) and developing an animation script that accurately portrays the disruption of bacterial DNA replication and transcription by besifloxacin. Our technical director and medical illustrator, Gary Welch, used 3D software to create a dynamic simulation of the DNA replication process, accurately portraying strand synthesis, supercoiling and topoisomerase activity. In the U.S., anal intercourse and needle sharing are main modes of transmission. aureus GyrA gene (S84A, E88G) that commonly induce resistance. For high-passage laboratory strains of HCMV such as AD169, the Daxx/HDAC defense is the only known transcriptional silencer of IE1 during experimental latency in primary CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells. It’s a very broad-scope animation that examines HSV-1 infection at many levels, through a series of breathtaking digital panoramas created by our senior medical animator Joel Dubin.

We depict the primary outbreak, and the subsequent transport of viral nucleocapsids, through photo-realistically rendered gross anatomy of the face and trigeminal nerve. 10. These viruses interfere with the normal regulation of the host cell cycle either by either introducing genes that stimulate unregulated cell growth (oncogenes) or by interfering with the expression of genes that inhibit cell growth. Here, again, we used Protein Data Bank molecular models for accuracy, and Gary designed dynamic simulations of DNA replication with eukaryotic cellular machinery, subtly different from the prokaryotic mechanisms seen in bacterial cells. Understanding the formation and role of TNTs in cancer cell communication within the tumor microenvironment will provide insight into the progression of this disease. 1997; Akoulitchev and Reinberg 1998; Long et al. Herfindal, R.R.

Furthermore, correlations between HHV-8 infection of the mother and intrauterine growth restriction [23] as well as between anti-HHV-8 antibody titers and abortion [24] have been reported. The rectangles in the upper panel represent viral genes. Nevertheless, they reveal the genome-wide and dominant nature of transcriptional silencing imposed upon otherwise constitutive heterologous viral promoters when incorporated into the HCMV genome, illuminating provocative aspects of viral gene expression and repression during both lytic replication and latency. Infectious virus DNA was also produced from extracellular virus. We go on to describe how ECM component accumulation thickens capillary basement membranes, and address the emergence of “cotton-wool spots” as a consequence of nerve-fiber layer ischemia. In chemical cross-linking experiments, VP16 was reported to be cross-linked into complexes of high molecular weight in association with gB as well as gD and gH (47). This video covers a lot of ground, illustrating the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy within a relatively short run-time; similarly, other videos in the series deal with neuropathy, nephropathy, peripheral arterial disease and macrovascular complications such as atherosclerosis.

This was previously proposed for Rad52 (22), and for Dmc1, where it was suggested that such filaments originated from the rings (23). 1A(3)]. Oudejans JJ, van den Brule AJ, Jiwa NM, de Bruin PC, Ossenkoppele GJ, van der Valk P, Walboomers JM, Meijer CJ: BHRF1, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) homologue of the BCL-2 protooncogene, is transcribed in EBV-associated B-cell lymphomas and in reactive lymphocytes. Combined with 3D stereoscopic rendering, full-dome ophthalmic animations make for an unmatched immersive experience. We’ve also designed holographic displays where a 3D image of the eye appears to be suspended in mid-air, so that the viewer can walk around and take it in from different sides, or even interact with it. It’s the same idea as those plastic models you might see in a doctor’s office, but taken to a whole other level, because our holograms are fully animated. They can be sectioned to view processes in motion, or exploded to reveal components at any level of detail you like.

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