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A new fusion peptide CtUBE of cholera toxin B subunit and Helicobacter pylori urease B subunit epitope was expressed in Escherichia coli. With this fusion peptide, an oral liposome vaccine against H. pylori infection was prepared and evaluated in BALB/c mice. Based on the results of urease tests, quantitation of culturable bacteria colonies in mice stomachs(More)
One of the hirudin variants HV3 was efficiently expressed in Escherichia coli using the L-asparaginase II signal sequence and the product was secreted into the culture medium. For the secretory manufacture of HV3, the L-asparaginase II signal sequence containing a single NheI restriction site at its 3' end was designed using the degenerate codons and(More)
To determine whether cholera toxin B subunit and active peptide from shark liver (CTB-APSL) fusion protein plays a role in treatment of type 2 diabetic mice, the CTB-APSL gene was cloned and expressed in silkworm (Bombyx mori) baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS), then the fusion protein was orally administrated at a dose of 100 mg/kg for five weeks(More)
Urease is an essential virulence factor and colonization factor for Helicobacter pylori, of which the urease B subunit (UreB) is considered as an excellent vaccine candidate antigen. In previous study, an epitope vaccine with cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) and an epitope (UreB321–339) named CtUBE was constructed and the mice were protected significantly(More)
Active peptide from shark liver (APSL) is a cytokine from Chiloscyllium plagiosum that can stimulate liver regeneration and protects the pancreas. To study the effect of orally administered recombinant APSL (rAPSL) on an animal model of type 2 diabetes mellitus, the APSL gene was cloned, and APSL was expressed in Bombyx mori N cells (BmN cells), silkworm(More)
A uridine phosphorylase(UPase) was isolation from Enterobacter aerogenes EAM-Z1 and purified by means of ammonium sulfate precipitation, DEAE-cellulose, Phenyl-Sepharose, DEAE-Sepharose, FPLC ion exchange, and Sephacryl S-200 column chromatography. The purified UPase showed homogeneity on the native polacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The UPase is a trimer(More)
It has been previously shown that Escherichia coli L-asparaginase II (L-ASP) signal peptide is capable of being utilized to direct extracellular secretion of hirudin III (HV3) in shake flask. In this study HV3 muteins R33G34D35(S36)-HV3 were generated by introduction of adhesive recognition sequence RGD(S) into the non-functional region of HV3. The(More)
1. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antidiabetic effect of S-8300 in alloxan diabetic mice. 2. Diabetes was induced by single intravenous injection of alloxan (60 mg/kg bodyweight). 3. The effects of S-8300 on diabetic mice were investigated by observing changes in the glycometabolic index (fasting plasma glucose, glycosylated(More)
Cytoglobin, generated using genetic engineering method, is a kind of recombinant human stellate cell activation-associated protein. We speculate that it could influence the development of hepatic fibrosis like Sellate cell activation-associated protein which was discovered by Kawada et al. Therefore, we investigated its anti-fibrosis effect on liver both in(More)
The hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effect of an α-glucan (designed here as MT-α-glucan) from fruit body of maitake (Grifola frondosa) on diabetic mouse model induced by streptozotocin and high-fat-diet were evaluated, and its effect on immune function of diabetic mice was investigated. Treatment with MT-α-glucan (300 or 100 mg kg(-1)) could decrease the(More)