James Mowbray

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James F. Mowbray is a British doctor and professor of immunopathology who was affiliated with St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. He is well known for co-editing a textbook[1] on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as well as for his work[2][3][4] on developing an enterovirus antigen assay using the 5D8/1 monoclonal antibody against enterovirus VP1. This assay was previously used to demonstrate the presence of viral protein in the blood and brain tissue of British ME patients, and more recently has been used by Dr. John Chia to demonstrate viral presence in various tissues and organs of United States ME patients.

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assay 1. (verb) analysis (as of an ore or drug) to determine the presence, absence, or quantity of one or more components. 2. (noun) In biochemistry, any laboratory protocol used to test a sample for one or more qualities.

enterovirus A genus of RNA viruses which typically enter the body through the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems and sometimes spread to the central nervous system or other parts of the body, causing neurological, cardiac, and other damage. Since the first reports of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), enteroviruses have been suspected as a cause of ME. Enteroviruses have also been implicated as the cause of Type I diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. Enteroviruses include poliovirus, coxsackieviruses, and many others. New enteroviruses and new strains of existing enteroviruses are continuously being discovered. (Learn more: viralzone.expasy.org)

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