Junchuan Qin

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Stem cell factor (SCF) and macrophage colony stimulating factor (M-CSF) can act in synergistic way to promote the growth of mononuclear phagocytes. SCF-M-CSF fusion proteins were designed on the computer using the Homology and Biopolymer modules of the software packages InsightII. Several existing crystal structures were used as templates to generate models(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a 1587 bp region lying within the HindIII-Q fragment of Autographa californica multiple nucleocapsid nuclear polyhedrosis virus (AcMNPV) DNA has been determined. It begins in the EcoRI-S-EcoRI-X region, continues to the HindIII-P/Q boundary and contains an open reading frame that codes for a polypeptide of 240 amino acids (p26).(More)
Thrombopoietin/stem cell factor (TPO/SCF) is a novel fusion protein that combines the complementary biological effects of TPO and SCF into a single molecule. In this study, TPO/SCF gene was cloned into pET32a and expressed as a thioredoxin (Trx) fusion protein with a C-terminal 6His-tag in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) under the control of T7 promoter.(More)
We previously reported that electroporation mediated hPON1 or hPON3 gene delivery could protect against CCl(4)-induced liver injury. However, substantial evidence supported that the in vivo physiological functions of hPON1 and hPON3 were distinct. To compare the protective efficacies of hPON1 and hPON3 against liver injury, recombinant adenovirus AdPON1 and(More)
The human butyrylcholinesterase (BChE, EC 3.1.1.8) gene was highly expressed in Bombyx mori using baculovirus vector, and the biochemical-pharmacological properties of its product were studied. BChE cDNA was cloned into transfer vector pBn96 and co-transfected with wild-type Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) DNA into BmN cells. The recombinant virus(More)
A novel recombinant dual human stem cell factor (rdhSCF) gene which consisted of a full-length hSCF(1-165aa) cDNA and a truncated hSCF (1-145aa) cDNA, linked by a peptide (GGGGSGGGGSGG) coding region, was constructed and cloned into Escherichia coli expression vector pET-22b. The rdhSCF was expressed at high level in E. coli BL21(DE3) and existed mainly as(More)
A novel recombinant dual human stem cell factor (rdhSCF) gene was constructed which consisted of a full-length hSCF cDNA plus a truncated hSCF cDNA (1-145 aa), linked by a peptide (GGGGSGGGGSGG) coding region. The rdhSCF gene was cloned into baculovirus transfer vector pAcSecG2T under the polyhedrin promoter control. Silkworm larvae infected with the(More)
Human paraoxonase (hPON3) is a high density lipoprotein-related glycoprotein with multi-enzymatic properties and antioxidant activity which is proposed to participate in the prevention of low density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation. In this study, hPON3 gene was amplified from Human Fetal Liver Marathon-Ready cDNA and expressed in Escherichia coli. A majority(More)
Thrombopoietin (TPO) is the principal regulatory cytokine of megakaryopoiesis and thrombopoiesis and promotes all aspects of megakaryocyte development. Stem cell factor (SCF) is mainly a pleiotropic cytokine acting on hematopoiesis by promoting the survival and proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells and has a potent synergistic effect on megakaryopoiesis(More)
BACKGROUND Oxidative stress, often in association with decreased antioxidant defenses, plays a pathogenetic role in both initiation and progression of liver injuries, leading to almost all clinical and experimental conditions of chronic liver diseases. Human paraoxonase 1 (hPON1) is a liver-synthesized enzyme possessing antioxidant properties. Here, we(More)