Nimish G. Dalal

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A fusion protein of human interleukin-2 (hIL-2) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) was expressed in insect Sf-9 cells infected with recombinant baculovirus derived from the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus (AcNPV). This fusion protein was comprised of a histidine affinity ligand for simplified purification using immobilized metal affinity(More)
The insect larvae/baculovirus protein production process was dramatically simplified by expressing fusion proteins containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) and the product-of-interest. In this case, human interleukin-2 (hIL-2) and chloramphenicol acetyl-transferase (CAT) were model products. Specifically, our fusion construct was comprised of a histidine(More)
The fusion protein of green fluorescent protein (GFP) and human interleukin-2 (hIL-2) was produced in insect Trichoplusia ni larvae infected with recombinant baculovirus derived from the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus (AcNPV). This fusion protein was composed of a metal ion binding site (His)6 for rapid one-step purification using(More)
CHO cells express glycoproteins containing both the N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) and minor amounts of the N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) forms of sialic acid. As Neu5Gc is not expressed in humans and can be recognized as a foreign epitope, there is the potential for immunogenicity issues for glycoprotein therapeutics. During process development of a(More)
The market for protein therapeutics has grown significantly over the past two decades and the pace of development continues to increase. It is a challenge to the industry to maintain the desired quality attributes while accelerating delivery to patients, reducing the cost of goods, and providing production flexibility. Efficient manufacturing scale(More)
BACKGROUND Human alpha1-proteinase inhibitor (alpha1-PI), also known as antitrypsin, is the most abundant serine protease inhibitor (serpin) in plasma. Its deficiency is associated with development of progressive, ultimately fatal emphysema. Currently in the United States, alpha1-PI is available for replacement therapy as an FDA licensed plasma-derived (pd)(More)
The use of Pichia pastoris for protein production was simplified by creation of fusion proteins containing green fluorescent protein (GFP) and the product of interest. Human interleukin-2 (hIL-2) was used as a model product: GFP enabled clear identification of fusion protein expression and, more importantly, the quantification of hIL-2. Although GFP fusions(More)
The effect of baculovirus infection on cell death in suspended cultures was characterized based on work by Wu et al. (1993) Biotech. Bioeng. 41: 104–110 and Wu et al. (1994) Biotechnol. Prog. 10: 55–59. The post infection time can be separated into a constant viability phase characterized by a time delay, td, and a rapid death phase, which is characterized(More)
Background: Human α1-proteinase inhibitor (α1-PI), also known as antitrypsin, is the most abundant serine protease inhibitor (serpin) in plasma. Its deficiency is associated with development of progressive, ultimately fatal emphysema. Currently in the United States, α1-PI is available for replacement therapy as an FDA licensed plasma-derived (pd) product.(More)
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