Tag: <span>mammalian expression vectors</span>

Organizations developing biopharmaceuticals are often faced with the challenge of developing, as rapidly as possible, a production system for a recombinant protein or antibody intended for use in clinical trials. For expression of antibodies and other proteins with complex post-translational modifications, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are often the host of choice. However, isolation of CHO cell lines producing even moderate levels of a protein of interest is usually a lengthy process due to the need for at least one and usually several gene amplification steps. Gene amplification, which is usually accomplished through the dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr)/methotrexate system, is a requirement for most CHO expression vectors because the absolute expression level from each copy of an integrated expression plasmid is generally very low…

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