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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope gene was expressed in large-scale microcarrier cultures of Vero cells using a system involving coinfection with two recombinant vaccinia viruses. One recombinant contained the bacteriophage T7 RNA polymerase gene under control of a vaccinia virus promoter. The second contained the HIV-1 gp160 gene flanked by(More)
The smallest circulating von Willebrand factor (vWF) molecule is a dimer composed of two identical subunits containing binding sites for heparin, collagen, platelet glycoproteins and coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). Interdimeric disulfide linking leads to multimers composed of up to 40 dimers. vWF serves as a carrier of FVIII and is required for normal(More)
BACKGROUND Isoelectric focusing (IEF) of alpha(1)-proteinase inhibitor (A1PI) shows that commercial products and plasma have different glycoisoform band patterns. Those in Aralast (Grifols Biologicals) reflect an anodal shift of glycoisoforms, which has caused concern. The protein, including glycoproteomic analyses, and structural features of A1PI products(More)
Baxter has developed a recombinant therapy for treating von Willebrand's disease. Recombinant VWF is co-expressed with the rFVIII in CHO cells used to produce the rFVIII product Advate. This rVWF is used as a drug component for a rVWF-rFVIII complex drug product. CHO cells produce partially processed and partially un-processed rVWF still containing the(More)
We used a canine and a murine model of von Willebrand disease (vWD) to study the in vivo effects of recombinant von Willebrand factor (vWF). Two preparations were used: (1) a fully processed mature vWF; this was achieved by coexpression of furin. (2) A preparation containing unprocessed pro-vWF, the propeptide still covalently linked to mature vWF. Both(More)
Dutch Kooiker dogs with hereditary von Willebrand disease have undetectable levels of von Willebrand factor (vWF), resulting in spontaneous haemorrhage of mucosal surfaces similar to the clinical picture of von Willebrand disease in humans. We used this canine model of von Willebrand disease to study the in vivo effects of a new recombinant von Willebrand(More)
A longer acting recombinant FVIII is expected to serve patients' demand for a more convenient prophylactic therapy. We have developed BAX 855, a PEGylated form of Baxter's rFVIII product ADVATE™ based on the ADVATE™ manufacturing process. The conjugation process for preparing BAX 855 uses a novel PEG reagent. The production process was adjusted to yield a(More)
Von Willebrand factor (vWF) is a multimeric glycoprotein (GP) that attracts platelets to the site of vascular injury, mediates platelet-platelet interaction, and stabilizes factor VIII (FVIII) in the circulation. Quantitative and qualitative defects of vWF result in von Willebrand disease (vWD), manifested by modest to severe bleeding episodes. Substitution(More)
Nonacog gamma is a new recombinant factor IX to treat factor IX deficiency. It is indicated for control of bleeding episodes, perioperative management and routine prophylaxis to prevent or reduce the frequency of bleeding episodes in adults and children with hemophilia B. Nonacog gamma was first approved in the USA in June 2013 under the trade name RIXUBIS(More)
Recombinant human prothrombin (r-prothrombin) and recombinant mutant prothrombin with active site Asp419 substituted by Asn (D419N-prothrombin) were expressed in recombinant CHO cells, isolated and purified from the fermentation supernatant. The r-Prothrombin and D419N-prothrombin were digested by both Echis carinatus venom and Oxyuranus scutellatus venom.(More)