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The influence of different factors acting on Escherichia coli periplasmic expression of recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) in shake flask cultures has been investigated. Bacterial vectors containing the phage lambdaP(L) promoter, which is temperature activated, were utilized. Four different signal peptides were compared: DsbA, npr, STII and one derived(More)
Based on their content of prolactin receptors, osteosarcoma cells were predicted to be responsive to prolactin (PRL), but whether PRL would be beneficial or contribute to pathogenesis was unclear. 1,25(OH)(2) vitamin D(3) [1alpha,25(OH)(2)D(3)] has antiproliferative effects on osteosarcoma cells, and a complex interregulatory situation exists between PRL(More)
Since immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC) was first introduced, several variants of this method and many other metal affinity-based techniques have been devised. IMAC quickly established itself as a highly reliable purification procedure, showing rapid expansion in the number of preparative and analytical applications while not remaining(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to identify novel candidate biomarker proteins differentially expressed in the plasma of patients with early stage acute myocardial infarction (AMI) using SELDI-TOF-MS as a high throughput screening technology. METHODS Ten individuals with recent acute ischemic-type chest pain (<12 h duration) and ST-segment elevation(More)
Complete dissociation into subunits was attained by incubating Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)-derived or native human thyrotropin, follitropin and lutropin overnight at 37 degrees C in acetic acid. The alpha-and beta-subunits of the pituitary glycoprotein hormones were rapidly and quantitatively isolated by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
A novel, two-step preparative technique is described for the purification of authentic recombinant human prolactin (rhPRL) secreted into the periplasm of transformed Escherichia coli cells. The first step is based on immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography of periplasmic extract, using Ni(II) as a relatively specific ligand for hPRL in this system. It(More)
When producing recombinant protein for therapy, it is desirable not only to obtain substantial amounts of the protein, but also to make sure that potential contaminants such as inducing agents are not present in the final product. To prevent this, one can use expression systems in which the promoter (lambdaP(L)) is activated by a temperature shift that(More)
S179D prolactin (PRL) is an experimentally useful mimic of naturally phosphorylated human prolactin. S179D PRL, but not unmodified PRL, was found to be anti-angiogenic in both the chorioallantoic membrane and corneal assays. Further investigation using human endothelial in vitro models showed reduced cell number, reduced tubule formation in Matrigel, and(More)
We have demonstrated that S179D prolactin (PRL) is potently antiangiogenic in vivo. Here, we examined apoptosis in human endothelial cells, using procaspase-8 and cytochrome c release as markers of the extrinsic and intrinsic pathways, respectively. Both pathways converge at caspase-3, which is responsible for cleavage of DNA fragmentation factor (DFF45). A(More)
Using spacers between the C-termini of the long (LF) or short (SF) human prolactin receptors and luciferase/GFP such that bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) occurred minimally in intact versions of these receptors in the absence of ligand, we have monitored the BRET signal after deletion of regions of the extracellular domain (ECD). Deletion(More)