Enhanced expression of adenovirus encoding rhEPO assisted by BAPTA
Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China.Animal Biotechnology (Impact Factor: 0.76). 07/2010; 21(3):164-9. DOI: 10.1080/10495391003617838
Infection efficiency is the key issue for gene delivery using adenovirus vector and usually unsatisfactory. In this study, recombinant adenoviruses encoding recombinant human EPO were prepared using the Adeasy system, and injected into the mammary gland of goats via the teat canal. BAPTA was used to treat the mammary gland to facilitate adenoviruses infection compared with EGTA. Milk serum was collected from the infected mammary gland and characterized by ELISAs and Western blotting. Expression level of rhEPO from the group treated by BAPTA was higher than that treated by EGTA.
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ABSTRACT: Gaucher disease (GD) is an orphan disease characterized by the lack or incapacity of glucocerebrosidase (hGCase) to properly process glucosylceramide, resulting in its accumulation in vital structures of the human body. Enzyme replacement therapy supplies hGCase to GD patients with a high-cost recombinant enzyme produced in vitro in mammalian or plant cell culture. In this study, we produced hGCase through the direct injection of recombinant adenovirus in the mammary gland of a non-transgenic goat. The enzyme was secreted in the milk during six days at a level up to 111.1 ± 8.1 mg/L, as identified by mass spectrometry, showing high in vitro activity. The milk-produced hGCase presented a mass correspondent to the intermediary high-mannose glycosylated protein, which could facilitate its delivery to macrophages through the macrophage mannose receptor. Further studies are underway to determine the in vivo delivery capacity of milk-hGCase, but results from this study paves the way toward the generation of transgenic goats constitutively expressing hGCase in the milk.Molecular Biotechnology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s12033-015-9902-1 · 1.88 Impact Factor
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