|Chromagenics B.V. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20110014655||Selection of host cells expressing protein at high levels - The invention provides a DNA molecule comprising a multicistronic transcription unit coding for i) a selectable marker polypeptide functional in a eukaryotic host cell, and for ii) a polypeptide of interest, the polypeptide of interest having a translation initiation sequence separate from that of the selectable marker polypeptide, characterized in that the coding sequence for the polypeptide of interest is downstream from the coding sequence for the selectable marker in the multicistronic transcription unit, and the nucleic acid sequence coding for the selectable marker polypeptide comprises a mutation that decreases the translation efficiency of the selectable marker in a eukaryotic host cell. The invention also provides methods for obtaining host cells expressing a polypeptide of interest, the host cells comprising the DNA molecules of the invention. The invention further provides the production of polypeptides of interest, comprising culturing host cells comprising the DNA molecules according to the invention.||01-20-2011|
|20090011468||Method for improving protein production - The present invention relates to the production of proteins in a cell or host cell. The invention uses a TRAnscription Pause (TRAP) sequence to enhance a protein expression characteristic of a protein expression unit. The TRAP sequence is thought to prevent, at least in part, formation of antisense RNA or to, at least in part, prevent transcription to enter the protein expression unit. In one embodiment, the invention provides a method for expression of at least one protein of interest in a cell comprising providing the cell with at least one protein expression unit that comprises a promoter functionally linked to an open reading frame encoding at least one protein of interest, characterized in that the protein expression unit further comprises at least one TRAP sequence and wherein the TRAP sequence is functionally located downstream of the open reading frame and at least in part prevents formation of antisense RNA. In another embodiment, the TRAP sequence is functionally located upstream of the promoter and at least in part prevents transcription to enter the expression unit. Preferably, the expression protein unit further comprises at least one STabilizing Anti-Repressor sequence.||01-08-2009|
|20080206813||Means and methods for regulating gene expression - Described are means and methods for regulating gene expression and production of proteinaceous molecules. Described are methods for producing a proteinaceous molecule in a cell comprising selecting a cell for its suitability for producing the proteinaceous molecule, providing a nucleic acid encoding the proteinaceous molecule with a nucleic acid comprising a STAR (STabilizing Anti-Repression) sequence, expressing the resulting nucleic acid in the cell and collecting the proteinaceous molecule. Providing at least one STAR sequence to a nucleic acid encoding a proteinaceous molecule enhances production (yield) of the proteinaceous molecule by the host cell, increases the proportion of host cells with acceptable expression levels, and/or increases the stability of a gene expression level.||08-28-2008|
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