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Staphylokinase (SAK) is an effective thrombolysis agent for therapy of myocardial infarction. We have constructed a fusion SAK variant (SAK-HV) with a thrombin-binding domain composed of 12 amino acids from hirudin and expressed it in Escherichia coli and purified the resultant protein. SAK-HV maintained fibrinolytic activity similar to SAK and had(More)
Panoramic image mosaic is a technology to match a series of images which are overlapped with each other. Panoramic image mosaics can be used for different applications. Image mosaic has important values in various applications such as photogrammetry, computer vision, remote sensing image processing, medical image analysis and computer graphics. Image(More)
B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) is a novel member of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) ligand family that is important in B cell maturation and survival. Previous studies were almost related to the function or mechanism of its wild type. Here, we constructed two site-directed mutants of the recombinant human soluble BLyS, the BY-A and BY-V, and found that BY-V(More)
B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS), a ligand belonging to the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) family, plays a critical role in regulating survival and activation of peripheral B cell populations during humeral immune responses. Among the TNF family members, BLyS is unique in that it contains an unpaired Cys residue (Cys146) at the corresponding position where some(More)
Interleukin-22 (IL-22) is a member of the IL-10 family. Its potential in clinical use has been highlighted for its important roles in promoting antimicrobial defense and preventing epithelial damages. Previous studies have reported that IL-22 can be expressed using prokaryotic systems and purified from inclusion bodies, however the recovery rate was poor.(More)
Polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase 14 (GalNAc-T14, EC 2.4.1.41) belongs to a large subfamily of glycosyltransferases residing in the Golgi apparatus. N-Acetylgalactosaminyltransferases (GalNAc-Tases) catalyze the first step in the O-glycosylation of mammalian proteins by transferring N-acetyl-D-galactosamine (GalNAc) to peptide substrates. Here,(More)
Endostatin is a 20 kDa COOH-terminal fragment of collagen XVIII that inhibits angiogenesis and tumor growth. The cDNA coding for human endostatin in human fetal liver has been cloned into the secreting expression organism Pichia pastoris, and the high level expression of human endostatin has been achieved (about 200 mg of endostatin in 1 l of culture). The(More)
Angiopoietin-2 (Ang2) is a member of the Ang family. Its potential in clinical use has been highlighted for its important roles in angiogenesis during the individual development and the growth of tumors. Ang2 is difficult to be expressed in E. coli for its unique structure. The expressions of Ang2 in insect cells (Sf9) and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell(More)
Photoluminescence is one of the most sensitive techniques for fingerprint detection, but it also suffers from background fluorescence and selectivity at the expense of generality. The method described herein integrates the advantages of near-infrared-light-mediated imaging and molecular recognition. In principle, upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs)(More)
A new method for constructing interpolating Loop subdivision surfaces is presented. The new method is an extension of the progressive interpolation technique for B-splines. Given a triangular mesh M, the idea is to iteratively upgrade the vertices of M to generate a new control mesh $\overline{M}$ such that limit surface of $\overline{M}$ would interpolate(More)