John R. Ogez

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Erythrocytes have long been appreciated as transporters and exchangers of O2 and CO2 between the lungs and the tissues. Here we examine the role of erythrocytes as potential mediators of inflammatory processes by assessing their ability to bind to a number of inflammatory peptides of the chemokine (for chemoattractant cytokine) superfamily. Radiolabeled(More)
1H NMR has been used to investigate the structural properties of RANTES, a protein from the C-C branch of the chemotactic cytokine family that has a strong chemoattractive effect on monocytes, lymphocytes, and eosinophils. Titration of pH from 5.0 to 2.5 indicates that RANTES is extensively aggregated in solution above pH 4.0. At pH 3.7 the protein is(More)
In the accompanying paper, we reported that the properties of decreased plasma clearance rate, increased fibrin specificity, and resistance to inactivation by PAI-1 could be effectively combined in the t-PA variant T103N, KHRR 296-299 AAAA. In the current study we evaluated the in vivo efficacy of this variant as well as variants containing the individual(More)
This review on the downstream processing of proteins describes innovations that have occurred in the field since 1983. Several areas have seen particularly high levels of achievement, and are accorded expanded coverage relative to our previous review [1]. As an example, the increasing integration of downstream operations with upstream technologies, such as(More)
A high yield procedure was developed to solubilize and extract IGF-I from recombinant E. coli by adding chaotrope and disulfide reductant to alkaline fermentation broth. To enhance centrifugation performance and recovery yield, a salt/polymer aqueous two-phase extraction procedure was developed whereby soluble non-native IGF-I and biomass solids are(More)
Recombinant human insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), a 70-amino-acid peptide containing three disulphide bonds, produces two monomeric and several multimeric species during refolding. To optimize production of correctly folded IGF-I, conditions which influence protein refolding, stability and solubility were systematically examined. Combinations of(More)
Human insulin–like growth factor I (IGF–I) accumulates in both folded and aggregated forms in the fermentation medium and cellular periplasmic space when expressed in E. coli with an endogenous secretory signal sequence. Due to its heterogeneity in form and location, low yield of IGF–I was obtained using a typical refractile body recovery strategy. To(More)
A procedure has been developed to purify foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) VP1 surface antigens from recombinant Escherichia coli. The VP1 antigens are expressed as fusion proteins derived from the E. coli Trp operon and VP1 surface protein of FMDV. The procedure is capable of recovering greater than 96% of the desired product at a purity of greater than(More)
Less than a decade ago, the use of continuous mammalian cell lines for the production of cloned proteins was considered strictly a research tool. At that time, few thought it possible to allay the many safety concerns associated with transformed cells. It soon became clear that mammalian expression systems had numerous advantages over bacteria for(More)
Recombinant chicken GH (rcGH) was produced and characterized. Comparison of protein sequence, amino acid composition, mol wt, purity, and immunocross-reactivity showed that except for the N-terminal methionyl group arising from the bacterial expression system, the recombinant and pituitary-derived cGHs were identical. When tested in a hypophysectomized rat(More)