The amplified ras oncogene greatly enhanced the production of recombinant human interleukin-6 (hIL-6) under control of the cytomegalovirus immediate early promoter (CMV promoter) in BHK-21 cells. When the adenovirus E1A oncogene was further transfected into the above mentioned ras-amplified hIL-6 hyper-producing BHK cells, the transfectants had about 10 times higher productivity than non-transfectants. However, the E1A gene alone did not enhance productivity. These results implicate a ras and E1A synergistic ability that acts to enhance hIL-6 production.
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- General Medicine