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Effect of immunization with a recombinant cholera toxin B subunit/somatostatin fusion protein on immune response and growth hormone levels in mice.
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PMID:  22932932     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Somatostatin (SS) is a hormone that inhibits growth hormone secretion. Cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) is a widely used adjuvant to improve the immunogenicity of co-administrated antigen. To block the growth hormone-inhibiting effect of SS, a fusion gene of CTB and SS was constructed and expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified CTB/SS fusion protein polymerized into a biologically active pentamer required for CTB binding to the GM1 ganglioside receptor. Immunization with the CTB/SS protein induced specific immunity against CTB and SS in mice. The serum growth hormone of the CTB/SS-treated mice increased by 29 % (P < 0.05) compared with the control. The results indicated that the CTB/SS fusion protein was effective in inducing immune response against SS as well as elevating the growth hormone level.
Bingbing Wu; Taoyan Yuan; Ruili Qi; Jun He; Yan Fu; Dong Niu; Weifen Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-30
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Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China,
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