Daniel P. Pollock

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Purified plasma derived human albumin has been available as a therapeutic product since World War II. However, cost effective recombinant production of albumin has been challenging due to the amount needed and the complex folding pattern of the protein. In an effort to provide an abundant source of recombinant albumin, a herd of transgenic cows expressing(More)
Recombinant antibodies and their derivatives are increasingly being used as therapeutic agents. Clinical applications of antibodies often require large amounts of highly purified molecules, sometimes for multiple treatments. The development of very efficient expression systems is essential to the full exploitation of the antibody technology. Production of(More)
Transgenic mice were produced by microinjection of a DNA construct composed of the bovine kappa-casein (kappa-CN) cDNA under the control of the goat beta-CN 5' promoter elements and 3' flanking regions into pronuclear-stage embryos. The gene construct targeted the expression of bovine kappa-CN RNA to the mammary gland and secretion of bovine kappa-CN in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize retroviruses isolated from boid snakes with inclusion body disease (IBD). ANIMALS 2 boa constrictors with IBD and 1 boa exposed to an affected snake. PROCEDURE Snakes were euthanatized, and tissue specimens and blood samples were submitted for virus isolation. Tissue specimens were cultured with or without commercially(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the immunogenicity and prophylactic efficacy of immunization schemes employing a recombinant canarypoxvirus ('ALVAC')-based feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) vaccine alone or in combination with an inactivated FIV-infected cell vaccine against homologous and heterologous FIV challenges in cats. METHODS Specific pathogen-free cats(More)
Transgenic mice were produced by microinjection of a DNA construct composed of the bovine κ-casein (κ-CN) cDNA under the control of the goat β-CN 5′ promoter elements and 3′ flanking regions into pronuclear-stage embryos. The gene construct targeted the expression of bovine κ-CN RNA to the mammary gland and secretion of bovine κ-CN in the milk. In the three(More)
Production of transgenic founder goats involves introducing and stably integrating an engineered piece of DNA into the genome of the animal. At LFB USA, the ultimate use of these transgenic goats is for the production of recombinant human protein therapeutics in the milk of these dairy animals. The transgene or construct typically links a milk protein(More)
The use of autologous and allogenic bone marrow transplantations (BMT) in FIV-infected and uninfected cats is a novel therapy for feline hematopoietic diseases and retroviral infections. A total of 13 specific pathogen-free (SPF) cats received either autologous or allogenic BMT and seven of these cats were also infected with FIV before autologous or(More)
Vaccine protection has been achieved in cats against experimental infection with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Such protection has been attributed to FIV-specific humoral immunity, as well as cellular immunity of unknown mechanism(s). Since cell-mediated immunity plays a crucial role in the clearance of viral infections, this study evaluated the role(More)
Antibodies fused to human enzymes offer an alternative to specifically targeting tumors with antibodies linked to plant or bacterial toxins. Since large amounts of these reagents can be administered without eliciting non-specific toxicities, efficient methods of production are needed. The goal of this work was to express a complex immunoenzyme fusion(More)