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Glucocorticoids are known to induce the transcription of integrated proviral mouse mammary tumour virus (MMTV) genes in a variety of cell lines derived from mouse mammary tumours. Chimaeric genes in which selectable markers are linked to the long terminal repeat (LTR) region of MMTV can be induced by the synthetic glucocorticoid dexamethasone after(More)
The retinoic acid-related orphan receptor alpha (RORalpha) is an orphan member of the subfamily 1 of nuclear hormone receptors. No X-ray structure of RORalpha has been described so far, and no ligand has been identified. We describe the first crystal structure of the ligand binding domain (LBD) of RORalpha, at 1.63 A resolution. This structure revealed a(More)
Single-chain Fv (scFv) antibody (Ab) fragments were transiently produced in COS-1 cells utilizing a mammalian expression vector featuring a murine immunoglobulin (Ig) light-chain leader sequence for efficient secretion and a murine Ig kappa constant domain (IgC kappa) for detection. Several hundred milliliters of supernatants from large-scale COS cell(More)
Humans lacking sclerostin display progressive bone overgrowth due to increased bone formation. Although it is well established that sclerostin is an osteocyte-secreted bone formation inhibitor, the underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully elucidated. We identified in tandem affinity purification proteomics screens LRP4 (low density lipoprotein-related(More)
Eukaryotic expression systems are frequently employed for the production of recombinant proteins as therapeutics as well as research tools. Most commonly used expression systems are based on stably transfected adherent CHO cells or nonadherent lymphoid cell lines. An efficient alternative is the infection of insect cells by recombinant baculoviruses.(More)
As the interest of research is beginning to shift from genomicsto proteomics the number of proteins to be expressed is rapidlyincreasing. To do so, well-established, high-level expressionsystems and rapid, cost-effective production means are needed. For addressing the latter, a novel cultivation system for recombinant cells, the Wave Bioreactortrade mark(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-CD154 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) cause long-term graft survival in preclinical allotransplantation experiments. This is the first report on the efficacy and safety of ABI793, a novel human anti-human CD154 mAb, in Cynomolgus renal transplant recipients. METHODS ABI793 (human immunoglobulin-G1:kappa) was derived from a hybridoma generated(More)
It is recognized that insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are bound to specific high-affinity insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs). The role of IGFBPs in bone metabolism is not well established. The effect of recombinant human [Cys281]IGFBP-2 ([Cys281]rhIGFBP-2) on bone formation in 21-day-old fetal rat calvariae was investigated.(More)
This investigation was initiated in order to find out whether expression of the hepatocyte-specific phenotype is accompanied by expression of certain connexin genes coding for gap junctional protein subunits. Several clones of mouse embryonic hepatocytes immortalized in serum-free MX83 medium by infection with recombinant retrovirus-expressed transcripts(More)