Weiseng Zeng

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We previously constructed an arabinose-inducible recombinant Bifidobacterium longum that could efficiently express secreted IFN-α2b in vitro (Deng et al. in Arch Microbiol 191:681–686, 2009). Here, we investigated the influence of oral pBAD-SPIFN-transformed B. longum on immunomodulation and IFN-induced Mx1 gene transcription in mice. We observed enhanced(More)
Bifidobacteria can potentially be used for gene therapy. Here, we reported that 65% of the total hIFN-α2b produced from Bifidobacteria longum transformed with pBAD-SPIFN plasmids encoding a fusion protein of the arabinosidase signal peptide and human IFN-α2b (hIFN-α2b), was secreted. For B. longum transformed with pBAD-IFN plasmids (hIFN-α2b without the(More)
Bifidobacterium longum is an attractive candidate for delivering biologically active proteins by the mucosal route due to its non-pathogenic and colonizing properties. Enterovirus 71 (EV71) has aroused widespread attention recently due to several epidemics, and great attention should be paid to the fact that there are currently no effective antiviral drugs(More)
Multiple reports have claimed that low-dose orally administered interferon (IFN)-α is beneficial in the treatment of many infectious diseases and provides a viable alternative to high-dose intramuscular treatment. However, research is needed on how to express IFN stably in the gut. Bifidobacterium may be a suitable carrier for human gene expression and(More)
IL-12 plays an important role in the treatment of many infectious diseases by being administered intravenously or intramuscularly. However, intravenous or intramuscular administration is difficult and inconvenient and may cause side effects. The aim of this study is to develop a novel oral delivery system for IL-12 using genetically engineered(More)
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