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Expression and one-step purification of bovine interleukin-21 ( IL-21) in silkworms using a hybrid baculovirus expression system.

A hybrid baculovirus, a hybrid of the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus and the Bombyx mori nuclear polyhedrosis virus, was used for the large-scale production of bovine interleukin-21 ( IL-21) in silkworms. A recombinant hybrid baculovirus containing the full length of the cDNA of bovine interleukin-21 was constructed and used to infect silkworm larvae or silkmoth pupae. After the infection of the virus, bovine mature IL-21 was produced in the haemolymph or pupal cell lysates. A one-step purification of bovine mature IL-21 from haemolymph using a cation exchange column gave 0.5 mg. IL-21 from 30 ml haemolymph. The bovine IL-21 produced by silkworms strongly induced NK cell proliferation using a human NK cell-line, NK0, and enhanced the lymphokine activated killer (LAK) activity of bovine peripheral blood mononuclear cells.[1]

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  1. Expression and one-step purification of bovine interleukin-21 (IL-21) in silkworms using a hybrid baculovirus expression system. Muneta, Y., Nagaya, H., Minagawa, Y., Enomoto, C., Matsumoto, S., Mori, Y. Biotechnol. Lett. (2004) [Pubmed]
 
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