Joseph A Costanzo

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Acute liver failure arises when potentially toxic metabolites accumulate in the bloodstream because of a breakdown in liver function. New extracorporeal systems combining membrane and adsorbent technologies are being developed to replace critical liver detoxification functions between diagnosis and transplantation. This study addresses the adsorption of(More)
γD crystallin is a natively monomeric eye-lens protein that is associated with hereditary juvenile cataract formation. It is an attractive model system as a multidomain Greek-key protein that aggregates through partially folded intermediates. Point mutations M69Q and S130P were used to test (1) whether the protein-design algorithm RosettaDesign would(More)
Protein misfolding and aggregation are implicated in numerous human diseases and significantly lower production yield of proteins expressed in mammalian cells. Despite the importance of understanding and suppressing protein aggregation in mammalian cells, a protein design and selection strategy to modulate protein misfolding/aggregation in mammalian cells(More)
Non-native protein aggregation is a prevalent problem occurring in many biotechnological manufacturing processes and can compromise the biological activity of the target molecule or induce an undesired immune response. Additionally, some non-native aggregation mechanisms lead to amyloid fibril formation, which can be associated with debilitating diseases.(More)
  • C J O'Brien, M A Blanco, +4 authors C J Roberts
  • Protein engineering, design & selection : PEDS
  • 2016
Non-native protein aggregation is a ubiquitous challenge in the production, storage and administration of protein-based biotherapeutics. This study focuses on altering electrostatic protein-protein interactions as a strategy to modulate aggregation propensity in terms of temperature-dependent aggregation rates, using single-charge variants of human γ-D(More)
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