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Andrea D. Branch

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InstitutionMount Sinai
DepartmentLiver Diseases
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    InstitutionMount Sinai
    DepartmentSurgery


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    1. Bichoupan K, Schwartz JM, Martel-Laferriere V, Giannattasio ER, Marfo K, Odin JA, Liu LU, Schiano TD, Perumalswami P, Bansal M, Gaglio PJ, Kalia H, Dieterich DT, Branch AD, Reinus JF. Effect of fibrosis on adverse events in patients with hepatitis C treated with telaprevir. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jan; 39(2):209-16.
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    2. Branch AD, Drye LT, Van Natta ML, Sezgin E, Fishman SL, Dieterich DT, Meinert CL, Jabs DA. Evaluation of Hepatitis C Virus as a Risk Factor for HIV-Associated Neuroretinal Disorder. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Dec; 57(11):1618-25.
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    3. Krauskopf K, Van Natta ML, Danis RP, Gangaputra S, Ackatz L, Addessi A, Federman AD, Branch AD, Meinert CL, Jabs DA. Correlates of hypertension in patients with AIDS in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2013 Sep-Oct; 12(5):325-33.
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    4. Branch AD, Kang M, Hollabaugh K, Wyatt CM, Chung RT, Glesby MJ. In HIV/hepatitis C virus co-infected patients, higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations were not related to hepatitis C virus treatment responses but were associated with ritonavir use. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Aug; 98(2):423-9.
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    5. Fierer DS, Dieterich DT, Fiel MI, Branch AD, Marks KM, Fusco DN, Hsu R, Smith DM, Fierer J. Rapid progression to decompensated cirrhosis, liver transplant, and death in HIV-infected men after primary hepatitis C virus infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 56(7):1038-43.
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    6. Rahman AH, Branch AD. Vitamin D for your patients with chronic hepatitis C? J Hepatol. 2013 Jan; 58(1):184-9.
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    7. Fierer DS, Mullen MP, Dieterich DT, Isabel Fiel M, Branch AD. Early-onset liver fibrosis due to primary hepatitis C virus infection is higher over time in HIV-infected men. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):887-8; author reply 888-9.
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    8. Branch AD, Van Natta ML, Vachon ML, Dieterich DT, Meinert CL, Jabs DA. Mortality in hepatitis C virus-infected patients with a diagnosis of AIDS in the era of combination antiretroviral therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jul; 55(1):137-44.
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    9. Gutierrez JA, Parikh N, Branch AD. Classical and emerging roles of vitamin D in hepatitis C virus infection. Semin Liver Dis. 2011 Nov; 31(4):387-98.
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    10. Branch AD. HCV in 2011: ebb tide, or the gathering storm? Semin Liver Dis. 2011 Nov; 31(4):327-30.
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    11. Ahmad J, Eng FJ, Branch AD. HCV and HCC: clinical update and a review of HCC-associated viral mutations in the core gene. Semin Liver Dis. 2011 Nov; 31(4):347-55.
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    12. Gutierrez JA, Klepper AL, Garber J, Walewski JL, Bateman K, Khaitova V, Syder A, Tscherne DM, Gauthier A, Jefferson D, Rice CM, Schiano TD, Branch AD. Cross-genotypic polyclonal anti-HCV antibodies from human ascitic fluid. J Virol Methods. 2011 Jan; 171(1):169-75.
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    13. Vachon ML, Factor SH, Branch AD, Fiel MI, Rodriguez-Torres M, Bräu N, Sterling RK, Slim J, Talal AH, Dieterich DT, Sulkowski MS. Insulin resistance predicts re-treatment failure in an efficacy study of peginterferon-a-2a and ribavirin in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. J Hepatol. 2011 Jan; 54(1):41-7.
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    14. Childs KE, Fishman SL, Constable C, Gutierrez JA, Wyatt CM, Dieterich DT, Mullen MP, Branch AD. Short communication: Inadequate vitamin D exacerbates parathyroid hormone elevations in tenofovir users. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 Aug; 26(8):855-9.
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    15. Chang TL, Klepper A, Ding J, Garber J, Rapista A, Mosoian A, Hubner W, Gutierrez J, Walewski J, Abergel J, Schiano T, Branch A. Human peritoneal macrophages from ascitic fluid can be infected by a broad range of HIV-1 isolates. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2010 Mar; 53(3):292-302.
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    16. Branch AD, Rice CM. Antisense gets a grip on miR-122 in chimpanzees. Sci Transl Med. 2010 Jan 6; 2(13):13ps1.
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    17. Walewski JL, Ge F, Gagner M, Inabnet WB, Pomp A, Branch AD, Berk PD. Adipocyte accumulation of long-chain fatty acids in obesity is multifactorial, resulting from increased fatty acid uptake and decreased activity of genes involved in fat utilization. Obes Surg. 2010 Jan; 20(1):93-107.
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    18. Fishman SL, Branch AD. The quasispecies nature and biological implications of the hepatitis C virus. Infect Genet Evol. 2009 Dec; 9(6):1158-67.
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    19. Hong F, Tuyama A, Lee TF, Loke J, Agarwal R, Cheng X, Garg A, Fiel MI, Schwartz M, Walewski J, Branch A, Schecter AD, Bansal MB. Hepatic stellate cells express functional CXCR4: role in stromal cell-derived factor-1alpha-mediated stellate cell activation. Hepatology. 2009 Jun; 49(6):2055-67.
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    20. Fishman SL, Factor SH, Balestrieri C, Fan X, Dibisceglie AM, Desai SM, Benson G, Branch AD. Mutations in the hepatitis C virus core gene are associated with advanced liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 May 1; 15(9):3205-13.
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    21. Hytiroglou P, Gutierrez JA, Freni M, Odin JA, Stanca CM, Merati S, Schiano TD, Branch AD, Thung SN. Recurrence of primary biliary cirrhosis and development of autoimmune hepatitis after liver transplant: A blind histologic study. Hepatol Res. 2009 Jun; 39(6):577-84.
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    22. Eng FJ, Walewski JL, Klepper AL, Fishman SL, Desai SM, McMullan LK, Evans MJ, Rice CM, Branch AD. Internal initiation stimulates production of p8 minicore, a member of a newly discovered family of hepatitis C virus core protein isoforms. J Virol. 2009 Apr; 83(7):3104-14.
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    23. Cox AL, Page K, Bruneau J, Shoukry NH, Lauer GM, Kim AY, Rosen HR, Radziewicz H, Grakoui A, Fierer DS, Branch AD, Kaplan DE, Chang KM. Rare birds in North America: acute hepatitis C cohorts. Gastroenterology. 2009 Jan; 136(1):26-31.
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    24. Fierer DS, Uriel AJ, Carriero DC, Klepper A, Dieterich DT, Mullen MP, Thung SN, Fiel MI, Branch AD. Liver fibrosis during an outbreak of acute hepatitis C virus infection in HIV-infected men: a prospective cohort study. J Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 1; 198(5):683-6.
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    25. Fishman SL, Murray JM, Eng FJ, Walewski JL, Morgello S, Branch AD. Molecular and bioinformatic evidence of hepatitis C virus evolution in brain. J Infect Dis. 2008 Feb 15; 197(4):597-607.
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    26. Murray J, Fishman SL, Ryan E, Eng FJ, Walewski JL, Branch AD, Morgello S. Clinicopathologic correlates of hepatitis C virus in brain: a pilot study. J Neurovirol. 2008 Jan; 14(1):17-27.
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    27. McMullan LK, Grakoui A, Evans MJ, Mihalik K, Puig M, Branch AD, Feinstone SM, Rice CM. Evidence for a functional RNA element in the hepatitis C virus core gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Feb 20; 104(8):2879-84.
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    28. MacLeod A, Branch A, Cassidy J, McDonald A, Mohammed N, MacDonald L. A nurse-/pharmacy-led capecitabine clinic for colorectal cancer: results of a prospective audit and retrospective survey of patient experiences. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2007 Jul; 11(3):247-54.
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    29. Ala A, Stanca CM, Bu-Ghanim M, Ahmado I, Branch AD, Schiano TD, Odin JA, Bach N. Increased prevalence of primary biliary cirrhosis near Superfund toxic waste sites. Hepatology. 2006 Mar; 43(3):525-31.
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    30. Schiano TD, Gutierrez JA, Walewski JL, Fiel MI, Cheng B, Bodenheimer H, Thung SN, Chung RT, Schwartz ME, Bodian C, Branch AD. Accelerated hepatitis C virus kinetics but similar survival rates in recipients of liver grafts from living versus deceased donors. Hepatology. 2005 Dec; 42(6):1420-8.
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    31. Stanca CM, Bach N, Krause C, Tandon N, Freni MA, Gutierrez JA, Bodian C, Lopez J, Berk PD, Bodenheimer HC, Branch AD, Odin JA. Evaluation of fatigue in U.S. patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 May; 100(5):1104-9.
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    32. Branch AD, Stump DD, Gutierrez JA, Eng F, Walewski JL. The hepatitis C virus alternate reading frame (ARF) and its family of novel products: the alternate reading frame protein/F-protein, the double-frameshift protein, and others. Semin Liver Dis. 2005 Feb; 25(1):105-17.
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    33. Lawal A, Basler C, Branch A, Gutierrez J, Schwartz M, Schiano TD. Influenza vaccination in orthotopic liver transplant recipients: absence of post administration ALT elevation. Am J Transplant. 2004 Nov; 4(11):1805-9.
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    34. You S, Stump DD, Branch AD, Rice CM. A cis-acting replication element in the sequence encoding the NS5B RNA-dependent RNA polymerase is required for hepatitis C virus RNA replication. J Virol. 2004 Feb; 78(3):1352-66.
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    35. Wen F, Abdalla MY, Aloman C, Xiang J, Ahmad IM, Walewski J, McCormick ML, Brown KE, Branch AD, Spitz DR, Britigan BE, Schmidt WN. Increased prooxidant production and enhanced susceptibility to glutathione depletion in HepG2 cells co-expressing HCV core protein and CYP2E1. J Med Virol. 2004 Feb; 72(2):230-40.
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    36. Walewski JL, Gutierrez JA, Branch-Elliman W, Stump DD, Keller TR, Rodriguez A, Benson G, Branch AD. Mutation Master: profiles of substitutions in hepatitis C virus RNA of the core, alternate reading frame, and NS2 coding regions. RNA. 2002 May; 8(5):557-71.
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    37. Branch AD, Walewski JL. The coming impact of gene expression profiling on the diagnosis and treatment of HCV-associated liver disease. Antiviral Res. 2001 Nov; 52(2):173-9.
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    38. Walewski JL, Keller TR, Stump DD, Branch AD. Evidence for a new hepatitis C virus antigen encoded in an overlapping reading frame. RNA. 2001 May; 7(5):710-21.
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    39. Tanaka A, Nalbandian G, Leung PS, Benson GD, Munoz S, Findor JA, Branch AD, Coppel RL, Ansari AA, Gershwin ME. Mucosal immunity and primary biliary cirrhosis: presence of antimitochondrial antibodies in urine. Hepatology. 2000 Nov; 32(5):910-5.
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    40. Branch AD. Hepatitis C virus RNA codes for proteins and replicates: does it also trigger the interferon response? Semin Liver Dis. 2000; 20(1):57-68.
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    41. Branch AD, Seeff LB. Afterword: HCV in the decades ahead. Semin Liver Dis. 2000; 20(2):233-7.
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    42. Branch AD. Antisense drug discovery: can cell-free screens speed the process? Antisense Nucleic Acid Drug Dev. 1998 Jun; 8(3):249-54.
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    43. Branch AD. A good antisense molecule is hard to find. Trends Biochem Sci. 1998 Feb; 23(2):45-50.
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    44. Branch AD, Klotman PE. Optimizing ribozymes for somatic cell gene therapy. Exp Nephrol. 1998 Jan-Feb; 6(1):78-83.
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    45. Branch AD. A hitchhiker's guide to antisense and nonantisense biochemical pathways. Hepatology. 1996 Dec; 24(6):1517-29.
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    46. Branch AD. Replication of hepatitis C virus: catching it in the act. Hepatology. 1996 Feb; 23(2):372-5.
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    47. Branch AD, Polaskova JA, Schreiber DR. Tm studies of a tertiary structure from the human hepatitis delta agent which functions in vitro as a ribozyme control element. Nucleic Acids Res. 1995 Nov 11; 23(21):4391-9.
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    48. Branch AD, Polaskova JA. 3-D models of the antigenomic ribozyme of the hepatitis delta agent with eight new contacts suggested by sequence analysis of 188 cDNA clones. Nucleic Acids Res. 1995 Oct 25; 23(20):4180-9.
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    49. Branch AD, Levine BJ, Polaskova JA. An RNA tertiary structure of the hepatitis delta agent contains UV-sensitive bases U-712 and U-865 and can form in a bimolecular complex. Nucleic Acids Res. 1995 Feb 11; 23(3):491-9.
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    50. Zhu YS, Branch AD, Robertson HD, Inturrisi CE. Cloning and characterization of hamster proenkephalin gene. DNA Cell Biol. 1994 Jan; 13(1):25-35.
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    51. Branch AD, Lee SE, Neel OD, Robertson HD. Prominent polypurine and polypyrimidine tracts in plant viroids and in RNA of the human hepatitis delta agent. Nucleic Acids Res. 1993 Jul 25; 21(15):3529-35.
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    52. Robertson HD, Branch AD. Comparative ribozyme structure and function of delta agent RNA and RNA of other circular subviral RNA pathogens. Prog Clin Biol Res. 1993; 382:79-88.
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    53. Pace U, Branch AD, Robertson HD. Generation of viroid conformational isomers that are stable to incubation with magnesium ions and in a nuclear extract from tomato plants. Nucleic Acids Res. 1992 Dec 25; 20(24):6681-6.
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    54. Branch AD, Unterwald EM, Lee SE, Kreek MJ. Quantitation of preproenkephalin mRNA levels in brain regions from male Fischer rats following chronic cocaine treatment using a recently developed solution hybridization assay. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1992 Jul; 14(3):231-8.
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    55. Paul CP, Levine BJ, Robertson HD, Branch AD. Transcripts of the viroid central conserved region contain the local tertiary structural element found in full-length viroid. FEBS Lett. 1992 Jun 22; 305(1):9-14.
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    56. Zhu YS, Branch AD, Robertson HD, Huang TH, Franklin SO, Inturrisi CE. Time course of enkephalin mRNA and peptides in cultured rat adrenal medulla. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1992 Jan; 12(1-3):173-80.
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    57. Branch AD, Robertson HD. Efficient trans cleavage and a common structural motif for the ribozymes of the human hepatitis delta agent. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1991 Nov 15; 88(22):10163-7.
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    58. Franklin SO, Yoburn BC, Zhu YS, Branch AD, Robertson HD, Inturrisi CE. Preproenkephalin mRNA and enkephalin in normal and denervated adrenals in the Syrian hamster: comparison with central nervous system tissues. Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1991 Jun; 10(3):241-50.
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    59. Branch AD, Levine BJ, Baroudy BM, Buckler-White A, Gerin JL, Robertson HD. The novel tertiary structure in delta RNA may function as a ribozyme control element. Prog Clin Biol Res. 1991; 364:257-64.
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    60. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Baroudy BM, Wells FV, Gerin JL, Robertson HD. An ultraviolet-sensitive RNA structural element in a viroid-like domain of the hepatitis delta virus. Science. 1989 Feb 3; 243(4891):649-52.
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    61. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Paul CP, Robertson HD. Analysis of ultraviolet-induced RNA-RNA cross-links: a means for probing RNA structure-function relationships. Methods Enzymol. 1989; 180:418-42.
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    62. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Robertson HD. Evidence for a single rolling circle in the replication of potato spindle tuber viroid. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Dec; 85(23):9128-32.
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    63. Inturrisi CE, Branch AD, Robertson HD, Howells RD, Franklin SO, Shapiro JR, Calvano SE, Yoburn BC. Glucocorticoid regulation of enkephalins in cultured rat adrenal medulla. Mol Endocrinol. 1988 Jul; 2(7):633-40.
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    64. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Franck ER, Shaw JF, Varban ML, Willis KK, Rosen DL, Robertson HD. Interference between coinoculated viroids. Virology. 1988 Apr; 163(2):538-46.
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    65. Freistadt MS, Cross GA, Branch AD, Robertson HD. Direct analysis of the mini-exon donor RNA of Trypanosoma brucei: detection of a novel cap structure also present in messenger RNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 1987 Dec 10; 15(23):9861-79.
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    66. Robertson HD, Branch AD. RNA processing--a meeting review. Genes Dev. 1987 Jul; 1(5):415-7.
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    67. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Robertson HD. Ultraviolet light-induced crosslinking reveals a unique region of local tertiary structure in potato spindle tuber viroid and HeLa 5S RNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1985 Oct; 82(19):6590-4.
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    68. Branch AD, Benenfeld BJ, Robertson HD. Unusual properties of two branched RNA's with circular and linear components. Nucleic Acids Res. 1985 Jul 11; 13(13):4889-903.
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    69. Robertson HD, Rosen DL, Branch AD. Cell-free synthesis and processing of an infectious dimeric transcript of potato spindle tuber viroid RNA. Virology. 1985 Apr 30; 142(2):441-7.
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    70. Robertson HD, Branch AD, Dahlberg JE. Focusing on the nature of the scrapie agent. Cell. 1985 Apr; 40(4):725-7.
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    71. Branch AD, Robertson HD. A replication cycle for viroids and other small infectious RNA's. Science. 1984 Feb 3; 223(4635):450-5.
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    72. Branch AD, Robertson HD, Dickson E. Longer-than-unit-length viroid minus strands are present in RNA from infected plants. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1981 Oct; 78(10):6381-5.
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    73. Branch AD, Dickson E. Tomato DNA contains no detectable regions complementary to potato spindle tuber viroid as assayed by Southern hybridization. Virology. 1980 Jul 15; 104(1):10-26.
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    74. LEE RW, RODGER KC, BRANCH A. A review of the clinical use of some recent antibiotics. Med Serv J Can. 1959 Jul-Aug; 15:434-44.
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    75. Stillman EG, Branch A. LOCALIZATION OF PNEUMOCOCCI IN THE LUNGS OF PARTIALLY IMMUNIZED MICE FOLLOWING INHALATION OF PNEUMOCOCCI. J Exp Med. 1931 Sep 30; 54(4):623-7.
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    76. Stillman EG, Branch A. EARLY PULMONARY LESIONS IN PARTIALLY IMMUNE ALCOHOLIZED MICE FOLLOWING INHALATION OF VIRULENT PNEUMOCOCCI. J Exp Med. 1930 Jan 31; 51(2):275-83.
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    77. Branch A. The First Reported Studies on B.C.G. in America. Can Med Assoc J. 1928 Jan; 18(1):77-8.
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    78. Branch A, Linder GC. THE ASSOCIATION OF GENERALIZED ARTERIOLAR SCLEROSIS WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY IN CHRONIC NEPHRITIS. J Clin Invest. 1926 Dec; 3(2):299-316.3.
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    79. Stillman EG, Branch A. SUSCEPTIBILITY OF RABBITS TO INFECTION BY THE INHALATION OF VIRULENT PNEUMOCOCCI. J Exp Med. 1926 Oct 31; 44(5):581-7.
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    80. Stillman EG, Branch A. EXPERIMENTAL PNEUMONIA IN MICE FOLLOWING THE INHALATION OF STREPTOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS AND OF FRIEDLANDER'S BACILLUS. J Exp Med. 1925 Apr 30; 41(5):623-30.
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    81. Branch A, Stillman EG. PATHOLOGY OF THE EXPERIMENTAL PNEUMONIAS IN MICE FOLLOWING INHALATION OF STREPTOCOCCUS HAEMOLYTICUS, OF FRIEDLANDER'S BACILLUS, AND OF PNEUMOCOCCUS. J Exp Med. 1925 Apr 30; 41(5):631-8.
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    82. Binger CA, Brow GR, Branch A. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON RAPID BREATHING: I. Tachypnea, Independent of Anoxemia, Resulting from Multiple Emboli in the Pulmonary Arterioles and Capillaries. J Clin Invest. 1924 Dec; 1(2):127-53.
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    83. Binger CA, Brow GR, Branch A. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON RAPID BREATHING: II. Tachypnea, Dependent upon Anoxemia, Resulting from Multiple Emboli in the Larger Branches of the Pulmonary Artery. J Clin Invest. 1924 Dec; 1(2):155-80.
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    84. Stillman EG, Branch A. EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCTION OF PNEUMOCOCCUS PNEUMONIA IN MICE BY THE INHALATION METHOD. J Exp Med. 1924 Nov 30; 40(6):733-42.
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    85. Branch A, Stillman EG. PATHOLOGY OF EXPERIMENTAL PNEUMOCOCCUS PNEUMONIA IN MICE. J Exp Med. 1924 Nov 30; 40(6):743-52.
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