Mutational analysis of human tumor necrosis factor-alpha.

To understand the structure-function relationship of human tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), mutational analysis was carried out on the lower regions (regions 1-6) of the molecule. The muteins were prepared as a soluble form by using a chaperonin co-expression system and the cytotoxic activities of the purified muteins were evaluated on TNF-sensitive… CONTINUE READING