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Human erythropoietin (hEpo) is an essential regulator of erythrocyte production that induces the division and differentiation of erythroid progenitor cells in the bone marrow into mature erythrocytes. It is widely used for the treatment of anemia resulting from chronic kidney disease, chemotherapy, and cancer-related therapies. Active hEpo, and hEpo(More)
More than 100 mitochondrial (mt) DNA mutations have been described in association with different complex neurological disorders and with respiratory chain (RC) deficiency in the past decade. Aside from more frequently reported mt tRNA mutations and deletions, a growing list of pathogenic mutations affecting structural genes of mtDNA encoded respiratory(More)
Human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (hGCSF), a neutrophil-promoting cytokine, is an effective therapeutic agent for neutropenia patients who have undergone several cancer treatments. Efficient production of hGCSF using E. coli is challenging because the hormone tends to aggregate and forms inclusion bodies. This study examined the ability of seven(More)
Human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a key regulator of angiogenesis and plays a central role in the process of tumor growth and metastatic dissemination. Escherichia coli is one of the most common expression systems used for the production of recombinant proteins; however, expression of human VEGF in E. coli has proven difficult because the(More)
Human interferon alpha-2b (IFNα-2b) has therapeutic applications as an antiviral and antiproliferative drug and has been used for a wide range of indications. Efficient production of IFNα-2b in Escherichia coli has been difficult because the protein tends to form inclusion bodies. This obstacle has garnered interest in efficiently expressing IFNα-2b and(More)
Human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF) is a well-known cytokine for neutropenia treatment. However, daily injections are required due to the short circulating half-life of the protein. To overcome this bottleneck, we fused GCSF with the Fc domain of IgG1 at the C terminus (GCSF-Fc) and with the maltose binding protein (MBP) tag at the N-terminus(More)
Crotamine is a peptide toxin found in the venom of the rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus and has antiproliferative, antimicrobial, and antifungal activities. Herein, we show that crotamine dose-dependently induced macrophage phagocytic and cytostatic activity by the induction of nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). Moreover, the(More)
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