Jeanne B. Kaufman

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Two Escherichia coli strains, widely used for the production of various recombinant proteins, were compared for their pre-induction growth and acetate accumulation patterns. The strains studied were E. coli BL21 (lambdaDE3), transformed with a plasmid encoding Pseudomonas exotoxin A, and an E. coli K12 derived strain, JM109, carrying a plasmid encoding(More)
The zona pellucida is an extracellular matrix that mediates taxon-specific fertilization in which human sperm will not bind to mouse eggs. The mouse zona pellucida is composed of three glycoproteins (ZP1, ZP2, ZP3). The primary structure of each has been deduced from the cDNA nucleic acid sequence, and each has been analyzed by mass spectrometry. However,(More)
A two-step method is described for the production of exotoxin A by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in which a defined growth medium is modified for the toxin production phase. As a result, specific exotoxin A yields comparable to those obtained with complex media were achieved. In the development of this two-step process, several divalent metallic cations (Ca2+,(More)
The HeLa cell-vaccinia virus system is an attractive method for producing recombinant mammalian proteins with proper post-translation modifications. This approach is especially important for the production of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, gp120, since more than half of its total mass is due to carbohydrates. A recombinant vaccinia virus/T7 RNA polymerase(More)
A rapid large scale purification procedure based on three conventional purification steps, ammonium sulfate fractionation, DEAE cellulose and hydroxylapaptite chromotography yields gram amounts of calmodulin. The protein is more than 98% pure by SDS gel electrophoresis and amino acid composition. It is free of contaminating EGTA or EDTA and the omission of(More)
INTRODUCTION One proposed benefit of probiotic therapy is that probiotic bacterial cell-wall binding to intestinal cell pathogen-recognition receptors activates protective innate immunity. However, in critically ill patients, intestinal epithelium disruption by shock or other insults may compromise this compartmentalized response and cause systemic bacteria(More)
Individual deletions of acs and aceA genes in E. coli B (BL21) showed little difference in the metabolite accumulation patterns but deletion of the ackA gene alone or together with pta showed acetic acid gradually accumulated to 3.1 and 1.7 g/l, respectively, with a minimal extended lag in bacterial growth and a higher pyruvate formation. Single poxB(More)
Most rodent models of insulin resistance are accompanied by decreased circulating adiponectin levels. Adiponectin treatment improves the metabolic phenotype by increasing fatty acid oxidation in skeletal muscle and suppressing hepatic glucose production. Muscle IGF-I receptor (IGF-IR)-lysine-arginine (MKR) mice expressing dominant-negative mutant IGF-IRs in(More)
The extracellular domain of human parathyroid Ca(2+) receptor was needed in order to study itsstructure and clinical application. The Ca(2+)receptor is a unique member of the G protein-coupledreceptor super-family, expressed in parathyroid andkidney cells where it has been shown to play acritical role in extracellular calcium homeostasis.The desired protein(More)
Expression of recombinant proteins with poly-histidine tags enables their convenient capture and purification using immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC). The 6 x His-tagged protein binds to a chelating resin charged with metal ions such as Ni2+, Cu2+ or Zn2+, and can therefore be separated from proteins which have lower, or no, affinity for the(More)