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T cell receptor (TCR) gene adoptive therapy is a promising clinical approach for the treatment of malignant tumors and viral diseases. However, the effectiveness of this strategy is hampered by the generation of mixed TCR heterodimers comprising both exogenous and endogenous TCR chains (i.e., mispairing of TCR chains). In the present study, we constructed(More)
Adoptive transfer of T lymphocytes genetically modified with antigen-specific T cell receptor (TCR) constitutes a promising approach for the treatment of malignant tumors and virus infections. One of the challenges in this field of TCR gene therapy is TCR mispairing defining the incorrect pairing between an introduced TCR α or β chain and an endogenous TCR(More)
To establish a cost-effective purification process for the large-scale production of plasmid DNA for gene therapy and DNA vaccination, a single anion-exchange chromatography (AEC) step was employed to purify supercoiled plasmid DNA (sc pDNA) from other isoforms and Escherichia coli impurities present in a clarified lysate. Two different size and(More)
Proteins fused to the elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) tag can be selectively separated from crude cell extract without chromatography. To avoid the interference of the ELP tag on properties of the target protein, it is necessary to remove the ELP tag from target protein by protease digestion. Therefore, an additional chromatographic purification step is(More)
Adoptive cell therapy provides an attractive treatment of cancer, and our expanding capacity to target tumor antigens is driven by genetically engineered human T lymphocytes that express genes encoding tumor-specific T cell receptors (TCRs). The intrinsic properties of cultured T cells used for therapy were reported to have tremendous influences on their(More)
HLA-A, -B, and -C alleles were genotyped by sequencing-based typing (SBT) in 102 unrelated ethnic Mongolian individuals living in Inner Mongolia and 110 Hui individuals inhabiting the Qihai plateau in Northern China. In all, 28 HLA-A, 49 HLA-B, and 27 HLA-C alleles in Mongolians and 29 HLA-A, 41 HLA-B, and 27 HLA-C alleles in Hui were detected in this(More)
The observations that Lymphopenia is common in severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) patients and that peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) could be infected by SARS-CoV indicate that PBMC could be useful in identifying the gene expression profile in convalescent patients and tracing the host response to SARS-CoV infection. In this study, the altered(More)
P-glycoprotein (P-gp) is encoded by the multidrug resistance (MDR1) gene and is well studied as a multi-drug resistance transporter. Peritoneal adhesion formation following abdominal surgery remains an important clinical problem. Here, we found that P-gp was highly expressed in human adhesion fibroblasts and promoted peritoneal adhesion formation in a(More)
The adoptive genetic transfer of T cell receptors (TCRs) has been shown to be overall feasible and offer clinical potential as a treatment for different types of cancer. However, this promising clinical approach is limited by the serious potential consequence that exogenous TCR mispairing with endogenous TCR chains may lead to the risk of self-reactivity.(More)
CONTEXT The recent developments in non-viral gene therapy and DNA vaccine have fostered the development of efficient plasmid DNA (pDNA) purification processes. OBJECTIVES This work aimed to establish a cost-effective purification process for the large-scale production of plasmid DNA for gene therapy and DNA vaccine. MATERIALS AND METHODS E. coli DH5α(More)