Jan-Christer Janson

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In vitro protein refolding is still a bottleneck in both structural biology and in the development of new biopharmaceuticals, especially for commercially important polypeptides that are overexpressed in Escherichia coli. This review focuses on protein refolding methods based on column procedures because recent advances in chromatographic refolding have(More)
The non-structural protein 3 (NS3) of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) was expressed as inactive aggregates in Escherichia coli. The protein was refolded by chromatographic techniques of which ion exchange chromatography was best for crude samples and gel filtration best for partially purified samples. Immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography showed(More)
Endo-beta-1,4-d-mannanase is the key depolymerizing enzyme for beta-1,4-mannan polymers present in the cell walls of plants and some algae, as well as in some types of plant seeds. Endo-1,4-beta-mannanase from blue mussel Mytilus edulis (MeMan5A) belongs to the glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 5 enzymes. The MeMan5A structure has been determined to 1.6A(More)
New methods for the chromatographic isolation of inclusion bodies directly from crude Escherichia coli homogenates and for the refolding of denatured protein are presented. The traditional method of differential centrifugation for the isolation of purified inclusion bodies is replaced by a single gel-filtration step. The principle is that the exclusion(More)
Two variants of an endo-beta-1,4-mannanase from the digestive tract of blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, were purified by a combination of immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography, size exclusion chromatography in the absence and presence of guanidine hydrochloride and ion exchange chromatography. The purified enzymes were characterized with regard to(More)
The goal of this study was to investigate the applicability of asymmetrical flow field-flow fractionation-multi-angle light scattering (AsFlFFF-MALS) for size analysis of green fluorescent protein inclusion bodies (GFPIBs). The size distributions of GFPIBs prepared by various culture conditions were determined. For GFPIBs prepared at 37 degrees C the peak(More)
Using PCR, cloning and sequencing techniques, a 1.1-kb complementary DNA fragment encoding for a beta-mannanase (mannan endo-1,4-beta-mannosidase, EC has been identified in the digestive gland of blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. The cDNA sequence shows significant sequence identity to several beta-mannanases in glycoside hydrolase family 5. The(More)
The total RNA was extracted from the venom gland of snake, Gloydius shedaoensis. The defibrase cDNA was amplified by RT-PCR. Assaying the nucleotide sequence of the cDNA allowed the complete amino acid sequence for defibrase of Gloydius shedaoensis to be determined. The defibrase cDNA was inserted into the vector, pPIC 9K, and expressed in Pichia pastoris(More)
The molecular weight and size of recombinant Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) derived from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) and the Hansenula polymorph have been characterized by high-performance size exclusion chromatography with multi-angle laser light scattering (HPSEC-MALLS). The average molecular weight of CHO-derived HBsAg particle (CHO-rHBsAg) (4921(More)
n-Octylamine-modified poly(methacrylate-co-ethylene dimethacrylate) monoliths were prepared for rapid screening, determination and one-step purification of puerarin from Radix puerariae (a crude extract of the root of Pueraria lobata). The modified monolith showed a specific surface area of 17.8 m(2) g(-1), an average pore size of 0.76 microm and a total(More)