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The three-dimensional structure and backbone dynamics of a truncated and multiply substituted recombinant human interleukin-3 (IL-3) variant (SC-65369) have been determined from multidimensional heteronuclear nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic data. Sequential application of distance geometry and restrained molecular dynamics calculations produced a(More)
The successful development of antibody therapeutics depends on the molecules having properties that are suitable for manufacturing, as well as use by patients. Because high solubility is a desirable property for antibodies, screening for solubility has become an essential step during the early candidate selection process. In considering the screening(More)
MMP-2 is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family that has been implicated in tumor cell metastasis and angiogenesis. Here, we describe the solution structure of a catalytic domain of MMP-2 complexed with a hydroxamic acid inhibitor (SC-74020), determined by three-dimensional heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy. The catalytic domain, designated MMP-2C,(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a cytokine which stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitors into multiple cell lineages. The 1H, 15N, and 13C NMR resonances of a recombinant human IL-3 variant (SC-65369) have been assigned using two- and three-dimensional NMR techniques on uniformly 13C/15N-enriched protein. Five helical segments(More)
Protein aggregation is of great concern to pharmaceutical formulations and has been implicated in several diseases. We engineered an anti-IL-13 monoclonal antibody CNTO607 for improved solubility. Three structure-based engineering approaches were employed in this study: (i) modifying the isoelectric point (pI), (ii) decreasing the overall surface(More)
Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a member of the cytokine superfamily that promotes multi-potential hematopoietic cell growth by interacting with a cell surface receptor composed of alpha and beta chains. The newly available three-dimensional structure of a variant of human (h) IL-3 allowed us to evaluate new and existing mutagenesis data and to rationally interpret(More)
CCL17 is a homeostatic chemokine associated with several human inflammatory pathologies. This makes CCL17 a potential point of intervention in inflammatory diseases. Using a Fab-pIX phage display system we were able to select antibodies that specifically bind to CCL17 and neutralize CCL17-mediated signaling. Many of the selected antibodies belong to the(More)
PURPOSE To develop a high-throughput cross-interaction chromatography screening method to rapidly identify antibody candidates with poor solubility using microgram quantities of purified material. METHODS A specific recombinant antibody or bulk polyclonal IgG purified from human serum was chemically coupled to an NHS-activated chromatography resin. The(More)
The structure of O-linked acidic oligosaccharide from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was analyzed. The chitinase, exclusively O-glycosylated extracelluar protein, was purified from strains mnn1, mnn1 mnn4, mnn1 mnn6 and deltakre2 and the oligosaccharides were hydrolyzed by O-linked sugar chain specific hydrazinolysis. The mannosylphosphorylated mannotriose(More)
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) engineering that optimizes binding to receptors present on brain vascular endothelial cells has enabled them to cross through the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and access the brain parenchyma to treat neurological diseases. However, once in the brain the extent to which receptor-mediated reverse transcytosis clears mAb from the brain(More)