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The January/February issue includes an article from Dr. Claire Komives et. al. featuring an interesting finding about a peptide found in a marsupial and extended the biotechnological possibilities. The North American opossum can survive the bite of a rattlesnake, a venomous pit viper. Prior work has shown that an eleven amino acid ribosomal peptide is the actor in venom neutralization. A production process for producing this peptide in E. coli was developed along with an isolation strategy. Within the paper, the efficacy was tested by trials with mice, and nicely most survived. Read the paper: Opossum peptide that can neutralize rattlesnake venom is expressed in Escherichia coli.
2016 BTPR Award Winner
Congratulations to Andrew L. Zydney, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, as the 2016 recipient of the Biotechnology Progress Award for Excellence in Biological Engineering Publication.
For more on the award and Dr. Zydney, go here.
“Rapid separation of bacteria from blood—review and outlook” by William G. Pitt, Mahsa Alizadeh, Ghaleb A. Husseini, Daniel S. McClellan, Clara M. Buchanan, Colin G. Bledsoe, Richard A. Robison, Rae Blanco, Beverly L. Roeder, Madison Melville and Alex K. Hunter