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Increased expression of recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator in Leishmania tarentolae.

Abstract : Recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is one of the most important thrombolytic agents for treating cardiovascular obstructions such as stroke. Glycoprotein rt-PA is a serine protease, consisting of 527 amino acids of which 35 are cysteine residues. A variety of recombinant protein expression systems have been developed for heterologous gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts. In recent years, Leishmania tarentolae has been considered because of its safety aspects and special attributes in expression of complex proteins. In this study, two expression cassettes, each one including two copies of t-PA cDNA, were used for integration into the L. tarentolae genome by electroporation. Transformed clones were selected in the presence of appropriate antibiotics. Expression of active rt-PA was confirmed by Western blot and Zymography tests. Real-time PCR analysis was applied to investigate the presence of multiple t-PA gene copies in the parasite genome. Correlation of t-PA gene dosage and production rate was confirmed with real-time PCR. It was shown that the expression level of rt-PA in L. tarentolae is at least 480 IU/mL of culture media. This concentration of rt-PA is seven times higher than what was reported in previous studies in L. tarentolae and some other eukaryotic systems.
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Mahdi Hemayatkar, Fereidoun Mahboudi, Keivan Majidzadeh-A, Fatemeh Davami, Behrouz Vaziri, et al.. Increased expression of recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator in Leishmania tarentolae.. Biotechnology Journal, Wiley-VCH Verlag, 2010, 5 (11), pp.1198-206. ⟨10.1002/biot.201000233⟩. ⟨pasteur-00763505⟩

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