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Four new aspartic protease genes pepAa, pepAb, pepAc and pepAd from Aspergillus niger were identified using a comparative genomic approach. All four gene products have highly conserved attributes that are characteristic of aspartic proteases; however, each one has novel sequence features. The PEPAa protease appears to represent an ortholog of a pepsin-type(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 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)
Human paraoxnase-3 (hPON3) (EC3.1.8.1) is a lipid-associated enzyme with antioxidant activity, and can inhibit the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), thereby inhibiting early atherogenic process. In the present study, human PON3 gene was cloned from Human Fetal Liver Marathon-Ready cDNA and expressed in insect cells using baculovirus vector.(More)
Human serum paraoxonase 1 (hPON1) belongs to a family of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of a broad range of esters and lactones. Although the very first identification of hPON1 might have been as a calcium-dependent paraoxonase/arylesterase, PON1 is in fact a lactonase associated with high-density lipoprotein and strongly stimulated by apoA-I. PON1(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)
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)
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)
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)