Rodney G Combs

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Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kappaB) is a ubiquitous, inducible transcription factor that regulates the initiation and progression of immune and inflammatory stress responses. NF-kappaB activation depends on phosphorylation and degradation of its inhibitor protein, IkappaB, initiated by an IkappaB kinase (IKK) complex. This IKK complex includes a catalytic(More)
NF-kappaB is sequestered in the cytoplasm by the inhibitory IkappaB proteins. Stimulation of cells by agonists leads to the rapid phosphorylation of IkappaBs leading to their degradation that results in NF-kappaB activation. IKK-1 and IKK-2 are two direct IkappaB kinases. Two recently identified novel IKKs are IKK-i and TBK-1. We have cloned, expressed, and(More)
Multi-factorial experimentation is essential in understanding the link between mammalian cell culture conditions and the glycoprotein product of any biomanufacturing process. This understanding is increasingly demanded as bioprocess development is influenced by the Quality by Design paradigm. We have developed a system that allows hundreds of(More)
The artificial chromosome expression (ACE) technology system uses an engineered artificial chromosome containing multiple site-specific recombination acceptor sites for the rapid and efficient construction of stable cell lines. The construction of Chinese hamster ovary(CHO) cell lines expressing an IgG1 monoclonal antibody (MAb) using the ACE system has(More)
Experiments have been conducted to characterize the growth of Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm) (Sf9) cells in standard and modified spinner designs. Results suggest that in standard spinner flasks growth is limited by mixing and oxygen transfer. Modifications to spinner geometry, baffling and agitator aspect ratio provided increases in growth rate and(More)
Human tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) was expressed in E. coli as a non-glycosylated protein with an additional alanine attached to the aminoterminus of the wild type molecule. High-level expression was obtained with pMON6875, a plasmid containing a tac promoter, Gene 10 leader from bacteriophage T7, methionine-alanine-TFPI coding sequence, and the(More)
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