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The kinetics of the heat-shock response and the formation of inclusion bodies in recombinant Escherichia coli TG1 were studied in glucose-limited high-cell-density cultures in response to temperature-induced production of human basic fibroblast growth factor (hFGF-2), a protein which partially aggregates into inclusion bodies. The maximum synthesis rates of(More)
Human basic fibroblast growth factor (hFGF-2) was produced in high-cell density cultures of recombinant Escherichia coli using a temperature-inducible expression system. The synthesis rates of proteins were followed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of the (35)S-methionine-labeled proteom. After temperature induction of hFGF-2 synthesis, the rate of(More)
PURPOSE To explore outflow from the eye and to determine and modulate the influence of lymphatic drainage on corneal graft survival in mice. METHODS Tracer experiments were conducted in BALB/c mice using the (99m)Tc colloidal albumin Nanocoll. Count rates were determined in the eyes, submandibular lymph nodes, spleen, liver and blood 24 h after(More)
BACKGROUND Experiments were performed to determine whether corneal epithelium transfected with minimalistic immunologically defined expression constructs for the extracellular fragment of CTLA4 and for interleukin-4 (IL-4) or interleukin-10 (IL-10) is able to modulate an allospecific immune response after orthotopic corneal grafting in mice. METHODS Six(More)
Alterations in the metabolic functions of trabecular meshwork (TM) cells are thought to be involved in the pathogenesis of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG). In an investigation of this possibility, 30 trabeculectomy specimens from patients with POAG were examined histochemically for 11 lysosomal and membrane-bound enzymes. The patients ranged from 48 to(More)
PURPOSE Ocular injury by mustard gas can lead to severe eye damage with a delayed course. We report the corneal histology and follow-up after keratoplasty in a patient with mustard gas injury. METHODS The patient presented with recurrent painful corneal inflammation in both eyes not improving under local therapy. Visual acuity impaired to handmovements. A(More)
• Background: The murine model of orthotopic perforating keratoplasty is important for studying the allograft reaction, but the small dimensions cause technical difficulties. • Methods: The anterior chamber of the eye of the BALB/c mouse was measured with the confocal microscope and with histological methods. Ten C3H mouse donor corneas each were separated(More)
Cyclosporin A (CS-A), selectively inhibited cellular immunity, delayed the skin graft-induced rejection of corneal allografts in rabbits when administered subconjunctivally in the dose of 3 mg/kg/day or in the form of 5% water-soluble drops five times daily for 28 days. The subconjunctival application of CS-A was irritating, whereas the topical instillation(More)
The synthesis of a proteolytically unstable protein, originally designed for periplasmic export in recombinant Escherichia coli BL21(DE3), a strain naturally deficient for the ATP-dependent protease Lon (or La) and the outer membrane protease OmpT, is associated with a severe growth inhibition. This inhibition is not observed in BL21(DE3) synthesizing a(More)
Aggregation of misfolded proteins can reduce the yield in recombinant protein production. The underlying complex processes are additionally influenced by cellular physiology. Nevertheless, a lumped-parameter model of kinetic competition between folding and aggregation was sufficient to track properly the specific concentration of a human protein produced in(More)