Liu Jingjing

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Gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), a bombesin-like peptide, is an autocrine growth factor that can stimulate the growth of various cancer cells. We developed a novel protein vaccine HSP65-(GRP-10)(6) (HG6) that consists of six copies of a 10-amino acid residue epitope of GRP C-terminal fragment carried by mycobacterial 65 kDa HSP65 and then immunized mice via(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a hypoxia-inducible factor expressed into several molecular forms in mammalian tissues of which VEGF120, VEGF164, and VEGF188 are the major isoforms. While VEGF164 is the predominant isoform in most tissues, VEGF188 has been reported to be dominant in cardiac tissues such as that in guinea pig, rat, and mouse. In(More)
The beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) is secreted by many kinds of tumors and it has been used as an ideal target antigen to develop vaccines against tumors. In view of the low immunogenicity of this self-peptide,we designed a method based on isocaudamer technique to repeat tandemly the 10-residue sequence X of beta-hCG (109-118), then(More)
A recombinant human parathyroid hormone fragment, Pro-Pro-hPTH(1-34), with molecular weight of 4311.46 was acquired through gene engineering. It was then isolated and purified. The homogeneity of this fragment was characterized by sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), high performance liquid chromatography(HPLC),(More)
Previous investigations have demonstrated that anti-inflammatory or lipid-lowering treatments could be useful for alleviating morbidity and mortality of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. However, whether a vaccine designed to target inflammation and lipid simultaneously is more powerful to control the process of atherosclerosis remain to be unknown.(More)
To determine the spectrum of effects elicited by specific levels of spontaneous DNA damage, a series of isogenic Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains defective in base excision repair (BER) and nucleotide excision repair (NER) were analyzed. In log phase of growth, when compared with wild type (WT) or NER-defective cells, BER-defective cells and(More)
The recombinant chimeric enzyme of AnsB-TTP-CETPC, which comprised asparagianse, tetanus toxin helper T-cell epitope and CETP B-cell epitope, was used to vaccinate New Zealand white rabbits in alum adjuvant. After anti-CETP antibodies were successfully produced, rabbits were fed with a high cholesterol diet for fifteen weeks until atherosclerotic lesions(More)
Rabbits were vaccinated with a recombinant protein vaccine of HSP65-CETPC comprising mycobacterial heat shock protein-65 (HSP65) and a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) B-cell epitope in alum adjuvant for inducing anti-CETP antibodies in vivo. After anti-CETP antibodies were successfully produced, rabbits were fed with a high-cholesterol diet for 15(More)
The heat shock protein 65 kDa (Hsp65) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis var. bovis was fused with the linear polypeptide epitope of cholesteryl ester transfer protein C-terminal fragment (CETPC) and expressed as soluble protein in Escherichia coli. The fusion protein Hsp65-CETPC was purified by anion exchange column and eluted at 100-130 mM NaCl in 10mM(More)
The recombinant chimeric enzyme, AnsB-TTP-CETPC, comprising asparaginase, tetanus toxin helper T cell epitope and human CETP B cell epitope was expressed as a soluble protein in Escherichia coli. The purified chimeric enzyme exhibited approximate 83% activity of the native asparaginase. After immunization with three doses of chimeric enzyme, high titers of(More)