Studies on recombinant protein and peptides derived from diphtheria toxin

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dc.contributor.author Agarwal, Mahesh
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-15T05:55:28Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-15T05:55:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other ROLL NO.126106022
dc.identifier.uri http://gyan.iitg.ernet.in/handle/123456789/1213
dc.description Supervisor: Biplab Bose en_US
dc.description.abstract Diphtheria toxin (DT) is a well characterized AB-toxin with three independent domains: C-domain for catalysis and toxicity, T-domain for translocation through the membrane and R-domain or receptor-binding domain. The toxicity of DT has been investigated extensively and is utilized to create therapeutic agents, like immunotoxins, which kill cells. However, the receptor-binding ability of DT is not extensively explored and used for therapeutic purposes. The receptor of DT is Heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor (HB-EGF). It is expressed as a membrane-bound molecule, which is eventually released by ectodomain shedding. HB-EGF is a growth factor. It is overexpressed in various cancer cells and activates different oncogenic signaling pathways. Therefore, HB-EGF on the cell surface can be targeted for cell-specific drug delivery. It can also be targeted to modulate its oncogenic signaling. In the current work, we have manipulated the receptor-binding domain of Diphtheria toxin (RDT) in two ways. First, we have used recombinant RDT to deliver drug-loaded nanoparticles to specific cells that express Human HB-EGF. In the second part, we have established that a short stretch of 26 amino acids in RDT is adequate for binding to HB-EGF with moderate affinity. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries TH-1835;
dc.subject BIOSCIENCES AND BIOENGINEERING en_US
dc.title Studies on recombinant protein and peptides derived from diphtheria toxin en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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