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Cell-penetrating peptides can carry a variety of biologically active molecules into cells. Here we have identified a novel CPP derived from the C-terminus of human extracellular superoxide dismutase (hC-SOD3) which was shown to be located throughout in the cytoplasm and nucleus by fluorescence microscopy investigation. Furthermore, when apoptin fused to(More)
A strategy successfully used by manufacturing companies is to develop product families so as to offer a variety of products with reduced development costs. This paper introduces our initial research on the representation of the evolution of product families and of the rationale of the changes involved. The information model representing product families is(More)
MAP30 (Momordica Antiviral Protein 30 Kd), a single-stranded type-I ribosome inactivating protein, possesses versatile biological activities including anti-tumor abilities. However, the low efficiency penetrating into tumor cells hampers the tumoricidal effect of MAP30. This paper describes MAP30 fused with a human-derived cell penetrating peptide HBD which(More)
A novel lipase gene from Aspergillus fumigatus, afl1-1, was cloned and expressed with a molecular mass of 38 kDa in Escherichia coli for the first time. The recombinant lipase had a preference for short carbon chain p-nitrophenyl esters, especially toward C2 p-nitrophenyl ester and exhibited potent hydrolysis activity that had not been observed. The optimum(More)
A nucleic acid sequence MC, encoding Momordica Chanrantia anti-hyperglycaemic peptide MC6 (accession: AAX06814) synthesized according to Escherichia coli preferred codons, was cloned and expressed in E. coli. Recombinant protein pQE8-MC (about 3.5 kDa) was purified and analyzed by 20% SDS–PAGE and western blot. It revealed that the expressed pQE8-MC had(More)
BACKGROUND Momordica charantia (MC) is used in many Asian countries as a traditional functional food and medicine. Polypeptide-P, a 166 amino acid (AA) polypeptide isolated from MC seeds, has been reported to show hypoglycaemic effects in patients with type I or type II diabetes. The AA sequence of this peptide has been determined, but its gene sequence has(More)
Tandem repeat multimers of Momordica charantia (MC) peptide MC6 were designed and the recombinant plasmid containing 10 copies of MC6 gene was constructed to improve the expression level of MC6 in Escherichia coli. Under the selected conditions of cultivation and induction, the expression level of recombinant TrxA-MC6(10) protein was above 25% of total(More)
Trichosanthin (TCS), a type I ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP-I) and renowned Chinese traditional medicine, displays a broad spectrum of biological and pharmacological properties. Particularly, its anti-tumor activity has received a great deal of attention. However, the cellular mechanism for TCS uptake varies with different tumor cell lines, leading to(More)
Human-derived cell penetrating peptides (CPPs) have attracted much more attentions than other CPPs which are limited by their potential toxicity and immunogenicity. Previously, we identified a novel human-originated CPP (named heparin-binding domain (HBD) in this article), which derived from the C-terminus of human extracellular superoxide dismutase, and(More)