Jens Wölfel

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The synaptic serine protease neurotrypsin is thought to be important for adaptive synaptic processes required for cognitive functions, because humans deficient in neurotrypsin suffer from severe mental retardation. In the present study, we describe the biochemical characterization of neurotrypsin and its so far unique substrate agrin. In cell culture(More)
An increasing number of studies indicate that serine proteases play an important role in structural plasticity associated with learning and memory formation. Neurotrypsin is a multidomain serine protease located at the presynaptic terminal of neurons. It is thought to be crucial for cognitive brain functions. A deletion in the neurotrypsin gene causes(More)
The impact of transient gene expression approaches (TGE) on the rapid production of recombinant proteins is undisputed, despite that all efforts are currently relying on two host cell families only, namely HEK293 derivatives and CHO cell line(s). Yet, the increasing complexity of biological targets calls for more than two host cell types to meet the(More)
The synaptic serine protease neurotrypsin is essential for cognitive function, as its deficiency in humans results in severe mental retardation. Recently, we demonstrated the activity-dependent release of neurotrypsin from presynaptic terminals and proteolytical cleavage of agrin at the synapse. Here we show that the activity-dependent formation of(More)
HIV-1 virus-like particles (VLPs) have great potential as new-generation vaccines. The novel CAP-T cell line is used for the first time to produce Gag-GFP HIV-1 VLPs by means of polyethylenimine (PEI)-mediated transient transfection. CAP-T cells are adapted to grow to high cell densities in serum-free medium, and are able to express complex recombinant(More)
Backround CAP (CEVEC’s Amniocyte Production) cells are an immortalized cell line based on primary human amniocytes. They were generated by transfection of these primary cells with a vector containing the functions E1 and pIX of adenovirus 5. CAP cells allow for competitive stable production of recombinant proteins with excellent biologic activity and(More)
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