Genoveva Nacheva

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Patterns of histone binding to DNA of transcriptionally active D. melanogaster hsp70 genes within the nuclei have been analyzed by two methods of histone-DNA chemical cross-linking. When cross-linking is restricted to the central, "globular" regions of histones, it drops most for H1, to an intermediate extent for H2A and H2B, and least for H3 and H4 in(More)
The Escherichia coli expression system is a preferable choice for production of recombinant proteins. A disadvantage of this system is the target protein aggregation in "inclusion bodies" (IBs) that further requires solubilisation and refolding, which is crucial for the properties and the yield of the final product. In order to prevent aggregation, SUMO(More)
A method for purification and refolding of recombinant human interferon-gamma (hIFNgamma) from inclusion bodies is described. It includes the following steps: (i) solubilization of inclusion bodies in 7.4 M guanidinium hydrochloride; (ii) purification of the denatured hIFNgamma by hydrophobic chromatography on Octyl-Sepharose column (one step elution with 6(More)
The transcription patterns of 64 linear double stranded DNA templates obtained with T7 RNA polymerase were investigated. These templates consisted of 17 nucleotide-long sequences under the control of the minimal bacteriophage T7 promoter and represented all possible combinations of nucleotides at positions +8, +10 and +11. Two clearly distinct types of(More)
Two genes coding for chloramphenicol acetyltransferase and human interferon gamma, respectively, were overexpressed constitutively in two different strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli LE392 and E. coli XL1). The N-terminal amino acid analysis of the purified proteins showed that: (a) the N-terminal methionine is processed more efficiently in E. coli LE392(More)
The significance of the C-terminal part of human interferon gamma (hIFNgamma) for its biological activity was studied by 3(')-end gene mutagenesis. A series of nine derivative genes obtained by systemic deletion of three codons was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli LE392. It was shown that the yield of recombinant protein gradually decreased and(More)
BACKGROUND Segregation of expression plasmids leads to loss of recombinant DNA from transformed bacterial cells due to the irregular distribution of plasmids between the daughter cells during cell division. Under non-selective conditions this segregational instability results in a heterogeneous population of cells, where the non-productive plasmid-free(More)
Balbiani ring (BR) granules are premessenger ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) generated in giant chromosomal puffs, the BRs, in the larval salivary glands of the dipteran chironomus tentans. Monoclonal antibodies were raised against nuclear proteins collected on a single-stranded-DNA-agarose affinity column, and two of them were used to identify(More)
Unfolding/folding transitions of recombinant human interferon-gamma (hIFNgamma) in urea and guanidine chloride (Gn.HCl) solutions were studied by fluorescence spectroscopy. At pH 7.4 Gn.HCl was a much more efficient denaturant (midpoint of unfolding C* = 1.1 M and deltaG0 = 13.4 kJ/mol) than urea (C* = 2.8 M and deltaG0 = 11.7 kJ/mol). The close deltaG0(More)