Production of Recombinant Human Calcitonin from Silkworm (B. Mori) Larvae infected by Baculovirus

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A synthetic modified gene encoding the human calcitonin analog (hmCT) was expressed by use of the baculovirus expression system. After injection with recombinant baculoviruses, the hmCT-GST fusion protein was produced within the silkworm larvae. The fusion protein was purified by affinity chromatography. Biological activity of hmCT for hypercalcemic effect was determined in normal rats.

Keywords: Human Calcitonin; hmCT-GST fusion; hypercalcemic effect; recombinant baculoviruses; silkworm larvae

Document Type: Review Article


Publication date: August 1, 2002

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  • Protein & Peptide Letters publishes short papers in all important aspects of protein and peptide research, including structural studies, recombinant expression, function, synthesis, enzymology, immunology, molecular modeling, drug design etc. Manuscripts must have a significant element of novelty, timeliness and urgency that merit rapid publication. Reports of crystallisation, and preliminary structure determinations of biologically important proteins are acceptable. Purely theoretical papers are also acceptable provided they provide new insight into the principles of protein/peptide structure and function.
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