Expression and characterization of a cytotoxic human-frog chimeric ribonuclease: potential for cancer therapy.

Onconase is a cytotoxic ribonuclease with antitumor properties. A semisynthetic gene encoding the entire protein sequence was constructed by fusing oligonucleotides coding for the first 15 and last six of the 104 amino acid residues to a genomic clone that encoded the remaining amino acid residues. Additionally, the 15 N-terminal amino acid residues of… (More)