Superoxide dismutase activity in transgenic canola.
In Tsitol Genet, 2014
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity was investigated in leaves of transgenic canola plants which expressed heterologous genes of different origin, namely 1) herbicide resistance genes (bar and simultaneously bar and epsps); 2) DesC desaturase gene (desC) of cyanobacterium Synechococcus vulcanus; 3) human interferon alpha2b gene (huLFN-alpha2b); 4) esxA::fbpB(deltaTMD) fused gene, encoding ESAT-6 and Ag85b Mycobacterium tuberculosis proteins, inducing immune response against tuberculosis; 5) cyp11A1 gene of cytochrome P450(scc) from bovine adrenal cortex mitochondria.
Albinterferon alpha-2b: a genetic fusion protein for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C.
Rockville, United States. In Nat Biotechnol, 2007
The albumin-fusion platform takes advantage of the long half-life of human albumin to provide a new treatment approach that allows the dosing frequency of IFN-alpha to be reduced in individuals with chronic hepatitis C. Albinterferon alpha-2b (alb-IFN), a recombinant polypeptide composed of IFN-alpha2b genetically fused to human albumin, has an extended half-life and early evidence indicates that it is efficacious and well tolerated.
Vascular adrenoceptors: an update.
Porto, Portugal. In Pharmacol Rev, 2001
From two types of adrenoceptors (alpha and beta), we have now nine subtypes (alpha1A, alpha1B, alpha1D, alpha2A/D, alpha2B, alpha2A/D, beta1, beta2, and beta3) and two other candidates (alpha1L and beta4), which may be conformational states of alpha1A and beta1-adrenoceptors, respectively.
Two functionally distinct alpha2-adrenergic receptors regulate sympathetic neurotransmission.
Würzburg, Germany. In Nature, 1999
Alpha2-adrenergic receptors are known to have a critical role in regulating neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves and from adrenergic neurons in the central nervous system; however, the individual roles of the three highly homologous alpha2-adrenergic-receptor subtypes (alpha2A, alpha2B, alpha2C) in this process are not known.