Eric K M Ueda

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Prolactin (PRL) is a hormone that contributes to both the growth and differentiation of mammary epithelial cells, activities likely to impact breast cancer in opposite ways. Whether PRL causes growth or differentiation has been solely attributed to the coexisting steroidal environment, with PRL stimulating mammary gland growth during pregnancy, and then(More)
The synthesis, purification and characterization of G129R-hPRL and S179D-hPRL, the two better-studied antagonists of human prolactin (hPRL), is described. Both of these have been expressed for the first time, in their authentic form, by a stable CHO cell line, at secretion levels of 7.7 and 4.3 microg/10(6) cells/day, respectively. Previous studies had(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)
Since the discovery of physiologically-regulated prolactin (PRL) phosphorylation, one focus of the laboratory has been an examination of the different functions of the unmodified and phosphorylated hormone. In the mammary gland, unmodified PRL promotes growth activities, whereas phosphorylated or pseudophosphorylated PRL antagonizes this while also being a(More)