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TWO ANGIOTROPINS FOR HUMAN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS HAVE BEEN PURIFIED AND THE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5005
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5005
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Upstate Biotechnology Inc
Old Barn Road Lake Placid, NY 12946
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: TWO ANGIOTROPINS FOR HUMAN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS HAVE BEEN PURIFIED AND THE SEQUENCE OF THE FIRST TWENTY N-TERMINAL AMINO ACIDS DETERMINED.
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

TWO ANGIOTROPINS FOR HUMAN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS HAVE BEEN PURIFIED AND THE SEQUENCE OF THE FIRST TWENTY N-TERMINAL AMINO ACIDS DETERMINED. ONLY VERY SMALL AMOUNTS OF HOMOGEN-EOUS ANGIOTROPINS ARE AVAILABLE FROM BOVINE BRAIN, AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION BY CONVENTIONAL MEANS IS NOT ECONOMIC.ANALYTICAL TOOLS (ANTIBODY AND CDNA) ARE NECESSARY TO ASSESSLEVELS OF ANGIOTROPINS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL TISSUES AND FLUIDS IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. WIDE AVAILABILITY OF ANGIOTROPINS TOTHE ACADEMIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMMUNITIES IS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY. AVAILABILITY OF ANGIOTROPINS FOR ROUTINE CULTURE OF HUMAN ENDOTHELIAL CELLS FROM BIOPSY FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PROSTHETIC BLOOD VESSELS IS NEEDED. LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES ARE TO (1) PRODUCE ACTIVE ANGIOTROPINS AT A COMMERCIAL SCALE IN RECOMBINANT BACTERIA FOR USE BY THE ACADEMIC AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMMUNITIES; (2) DEVELOP DIAGNOSTIC KITS BASED ON ANTIBODY OR CDNA TO DETERMINE ANGIOTROPIN STATUS IN FLUIDS AND TISSUES; (3) USE INACTIVE ANALOGUES OF ANGIOTROPINS OR OTHER INHIBITORS TO BLOCK THEIR ACTIVITY IN ABNORMAL VASCULARIZATION. SPECIFIC AIMS OF THIS PHASE I STUDY ARE TO (1) PREPARE AND TEST POLY-CLONAL ANTIBODY TO SYNTHETIC AMINO ACID SEQUENCES OF ANGIO- TROPINS AND TEST ANTIBODY FOR USE IN IMMUNOASSAY; (2) IDENTIFY CLONES OF E. COLI CONTAINING ANGIOTROPIN CDNA FROM APPROPRIATE CDNA LIBRARIES; AND (3) ASSESS EXPRESSION OF OF ANGIOTROPIN ANTIGEN IN RECOMBINANT CLONES. SYNTHETIC PEPTIDES WILL BE ATTACHED TO A CARRIER PROTEIN AND INJECTED IN RABBITS TO PRODUCE ANTISERA. CDNA EXPRESSION LIBRARIES WILL BE PREPARED USING THE PHAGE VECTOR, GT11. RECOMBINANT BACTERIAL CLONES WILL BE IDENTIFIED BY SYNTHETIC OLIGO- NUCLEOTIDES COMPLEMENTARY TO N-TERMINAL AMINO ACID SEQUENCESOF ANGIOTROPINS.

Principal Investigator:

Youji sakagami
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
5185231250

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Upstate Biotechnology Inc
Old Barn Road Lake Placid, NY 12946

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No