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A novel thermodynamically-balanced inside-out (TBIO) method of primer design was developed and compared with a thermodynamically-balanced conventional (TBC) method of primer design for PCR-based gene synthesis of codon-optimized gene sequences for the human protein kinase B-2 (PKB2; 1494 bp), p70 ribosomal S6 subunit protein kinase-1 (S6K1; 1622 bp) and(More)
2',3'-Dideoxycytidine (ddC) and azidothymidine (AZT) inhibit HIV-1 replication and currently are used in AIDS therapy. Long-term use of the drugs is associated with the selection of drug-resistant HIV strains, thus limiting their effectiveness. Another mechanism, associated with their altered metabolism in host cells, also can cause "cellular" drug(More)
PDK1 and PKB/Akt have a pleckstrin homology (PH) domain at the C-terminus and N-terminus, respectively, which stabilizes an unphosphorylated, autoinhibited conformation. Binding of the PH domain to a phospholipid second messenger causes relief of autoinhibition, which results in kinase phosphorylation and activation. Baculovirus-mediated expression in Sf9(More)
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