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Estramustine-binding protein (EMBP) is a M(r) 46,000 heterodimeric protein originally isolated from prostatic tissue. It has a demonstrated high affinity for, and selective binding of, estramustine, which is a derivative of 17 beta-estradiol and nornitrogen mustard with antimitotic activity. In this study, we have analysed the expression of an EMBP-like(More)
A protein in rat ventral prostate cytosol that binds estramustine [estradiol 3-bis(2-chloroethyl)carbamate) was purified to homogeneity by using chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, Sephadex G-100 (superfine), octyl-Sepharose (CL-4B, and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The estramustine-binding protein was found to have a Mr of 46,000 as estimated by gel(More)
The bacterial superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) is an extremely potent activator of T lymphocytes when presented on major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules. To develop a tumor-specific superantigen for cancer therapy, we have made a recombinant fusion protein of SEA and the Fab region of the C215 monoclonal antibody specific(More)
The [3H]estramustine-binding macromolecule in human prostate was partially characterized using a number of chromatographic procedures. Although human estramustine-binding protein (HEMBP) had a marked tendency to aggregate in several systems, a molecular weight of about 54,000 was determined by gel filtration on Sephacryl S-200 Superfine and high-performance(More)
Plasma and tumour concentrations of estramustine, estromustine, estradiol and estrone, the major metabolites of estramustine phosphate (estracyt), were determined in patients with prostatic carcinoma treated between one and nine years with repeated oral doses of estracyt (560 to 840 mg./day). The last dose was given 12 to 16 hours before sampling. The(More)
Human S100A12 is a member of the S100 family of EF-hand calcium-modulated proteins that are associated with many diseases including cancer, chronic inflammation and neurological disorders. S100A12 is an important factor in host/parasite defenses and in the inflammatory response. Like several other S100 proteins, it binds zinc and copper in addition to(More)
Prostatic secretion protein (PSP) or estramustine-binding protein is a major protein in rat ventral prostate. The amount of PSP was measured per mg of cytosolic protein at different ages and after castration or administration of sex hormones. The amount of PSP is relatively low before puberty (25 microgram/mg of protein) but increases at about 28 days of(More)
The monoclonal antibody 5T4, directed against a human tumor-associated antigen, was expressed as a secreted Fab superantigen fusion protein in Escherichia coli. The product is a putative agent for immunotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer. During fermentation, most of the fusion protein leaked out from the periplasm to the growth medium at a level of(More)
An immunohistochemical technique for determination of "estramustine-binding protein" (EMBP) in rat prostate is described. The localization and staining intensity of this protein were correlated to prostatic morphological structures in intact animals and at different time intervals after androgen deprivation by castration. EMBP was found almost exclusively(More)