• Citations Per Year
Learn More
An artificial strong hydrophobic signal peptide (ASP), containing ten leucines in tandem in the hydrophobic core, was utilized to replace the wild type signal peptide (WTSP) of penicillin G acylase (PAC), by the fusion to its 4 pro site. PAC expression plasmids, including pKKpacdeltaSP, pKKpacWTSP, pKKpacASP, pETpacWTSP and pETpacASP, were constructed. The(More)
The cDNAs encoding six neurotoxin-like proteins were cloned from the total RNA isolated from one venom gland of Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. Although they shared a high degree of nucleotide sequence homology, the deduced proteins displayed a rather low extent of identical residues with the exception(More)
The cDNA encoding the precursor of cobrotoxin was cloned from the venom gland of the Chinese continental cobra (Naja naja atra) by RT-PCR. Its deduced amino acid sequence analysis showed that the mature protein was identical to that identified from the Taiwan cobra (Naja naja atra) by protein sequencing technique. The cDNA encoding the mature protein was(More)
The cDNA encoding a new A chain of beta-bungarotoxin was cloned from Bungarus multicinctus. It encoded a 27-amino acid signal peptide and a mature protein of 120 amino acids. The mature protein had the same 13 cysteines as the other A chains and shared high homology with them. The cDNA encoding the PLA(2) from Naja naja atra was also cloned by the use of(More)
Total RNA was extracted from venom glands of Agkistrodon acutus. The cDNA encoding Lys-49 phospholipase A2 (PLA2) was amplified by reverse transcriptional polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The cDNA was cloned into the pGEMT-vector and sequenced. The open reading frame (ORF) of Lys-49 PLA2 consists of 414 bp encoding 138 amino acids, which includes a(More)
In order to efficiently recover recombinant proteins, a temperature-sensitive lytic system was constructed on the basis of the feature that T4 lysozyme disrupts the bacteria through cutting specific bond in the peptidoglycan layer of cell wall. This system was evaluated by constructing and introducing a low copy plasmid pSC-lys (pSC101 replication origin)(More)
The cDNA of the thrombin-like enzyme (pallabin) from the venom of Agkistrodon halys pallas was cloned and sequenced. The length of the cDNA is 923bp which includes 120bp of noncoding region and 780bp of coding region. Pallabin was synthesized as a prozymogen with 260 amino acids, which includes a signal peptide of 18 amino acids, a proposed propeptide of 6(More)
The novel cDNAs encoding four long neurotoxin homologues were firstly cloned from the venom gland of Naja naja atra by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Amino acid sequence comparison showed that they may come from two different evolutionary origins. The mature proteins were expressed as soluble fusion proteins in Escherichia coli and(More)
The cDNA encoding a novel three loop protein was cloned from cellular RNA isolated from the venom gland of Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus by RT-PCR. The mature protein has 82 amino acid residues. It shared only 25-38% similarity with some cardiotoxins and did not have sequence similarity with neurotoxins, while its cDNA was about 70% similar to both the(More)
By using intrasplenic immunization and the conventional B lymphocyte hybridoma technique, we have established two novel hybridoma cell lines stably secreting specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to magaininII, termed as 2D1 and 3F8, respectively. The two cell lines were then subjected to RNA extraction and the VH and VL segments were obtained by reverse(More)