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2009 | 56 | 1 | 115-124
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Chimeric protein ABRaA-VEGF121 is cytotoxic towards VEGFR-2-expressing PAE cells and inhibits B16-F10 melanoma growth

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It has been known that VEGF121 isoform can serve as a carrier of therapeutic agents targeting tumor endothelial cells. We designed and constructed synthetic cDNA that encodes a chimeric protein comprising abrin-a (ABRaA) toxin A-chain and human VEGF121. Expression of the ABRaA-VEGF121 chimeric protein was carried out in E. coli strain BL21(DE3). ABRaA-VEGF121 preparations were isolated from inclusion bodies, solubilized and purified by affinity and ion-exchanged chromatography (Ni-agarose and Q-Sepharose). Finaly, bacterial endotoxin was removed from the recombinant protein. Under non-reducing conditions, the recombinant protein migrates in polyacrylamide gel as two bands (about 84 kDa homodimer and about 42 kDa monomer). ABRaA-VEGF121 is strongly cytotoxic towards PAE cells expressing VEGFR-2, as opposed to VEGFR-1 expressing or parental PAE cells. The latter are about 400 times less sensitive to the action of this fusion protein. The biological activity of the ABRaA domain forming part of the chimeric protein was assessed in vitro: ABRaA-VEGF121 inhibited protein biosynthesis in a cell-free translation system. Preincubation of ABRaA-VEGF121 with antibody neutralizing the biological activity of human VEGF abolished the cytotoxic effect of the chimeric protein in PAE/KDR cells. Experiments in vivo demonstrated that ABRaA-VEGF121 inhibits growth of B16-F10 murine melanoma tumors.
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56
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1
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115-124
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published
2009
received
2008-10-24
revised
2009-01-07
accepted
2009-02-23
(unknown)
2009-02-27
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  • Department of Molecular Biology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland
  • Department of Molecular Biology, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, Gliwice, Poland
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