Publications by authors named "Susan Neill"

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A rapid microtiter plate assay for measuring the effect of compounds on Staphylococcus aureus membrane potential.

J Microbiol Methods 2010 Nov 27;83(2):254-6. Epub 2010 Aug 27.

Antibacterial Discovery Performance Unit, Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA 19426, United States.

We developed a homogenous microtiter based assay using the cationic dye 3, 3'-Diethyloxacarbocyanine iodide, DiOC2(3), to measure the effect of compounds on membrane potential in Staphylococcus aureus. In a screen of 372 compounds from a synthetic compound collection with anti-Escherichia coli activity due to unknown modes of action at least 17% demonstrated potent membrane activity, enabling rapid discrimination of nuisance compounds.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2010.08.012DOI Listing
November 2010

Bat rabies, Texas, 1996-2000.

Emerg Infect Dis 2004 May;10(5):948-52

Texas State University at San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas 78666, USA.

Bats submitted to the Texas Department of Health (1996-2000) were speciated and tested for rabies virus antigen by direct immunofluorescence microscopy. Antigenic analysis of rabies virus-positive specimens was performed with monoclonal antibodies against the nucleoprotein of the virus; atypical or unexpected results were confirmed by genetic analysis of nucleoprotein sequence.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3323228PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1005.030719DOI Listing
May 2004

Genetic susceptibility to aminoglycoside ototoxicity: how many are at risk?

Genet Med 2002 Sep-Oct;4(5):336-45

The Bobby R. Alford Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Purpose: To assess the occurrence of two mutations associated with susceptibility to aminoglycoside ototoxicity.

Methods: Genetic analysis of anonymized, residual diagnostic specimens.

Results: One occurrence of the A1555G mutation and seven occurrences of the 961delT + C(n) nucleotide change were found. Two previously unreported sequence changes, T961G and 956-960insC, were also found in six and five specimens, respectively.

Conclusions: Genetic susceptibility to aminoglycoside ototoxicity may be more common than previously suspected. Further study of the 961delT + C(n) mutation is recommended to confirm its role in aminoglycoside ototoxicity and assess penetrance and variability with and without exposure to aminoglycoside antibiotics.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00125817-200209000-00004DOI Listing
March 2003

Ethnic and gender patterns for the five congenital disorders in Texas from 1992 through 1998.

Tex Med 2002 Sep;98(9):80-6

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, USA.

The Texas Department of Health's Newborn Screening Program screens for five inherited disorders: phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), congenital hypothyroidism (CH), galactosemia (GAL), and sickle cell disease (SCD). The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of these disorders and to describe ethnic and gender patterns in their distribution. Cases were identified from blood specimens collected at birth from live births in Texas from 1992 through 1998. During this time, the overall prevalence of these disorders per 10,000 live births was 0.70 for PKU, 0.21 for GAL, 4.18 for CH, 1.03 for CAH, and 3.92 for SCD. Ethnic and gender disparities were observed among PKU, CH, CAH, and SCD prevalence. Results suggest that unidentified mutations and environmental factors may exist that contribute to these patterns. This warrants further investigation to determine possible modifiable risk factors for populations with higher prevalence.
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September 2002