Construction of a Recombinant Mammalian Expression System for the Production of Human TGF-beta 1 and Members of TGF-beta Superfamily Cytokines

Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (“TGF-beta 1”) is an anti-inflammatory cytokine and is widely used in immunological research. Various recombinant expression systems produce TGF-beta 1, however, the yield of such expression systems remains low with the most effective systems producing from 1-5 mg/liter of cell culture with lengthy purification steps. As a result, the availability and price of the cytokine is unsatisfactory.

To address this problem, this invention provides a novel mammalian recombinant TGF-beta expression system which produces TGF-beta 1 at approximately 30 mg/liter of cell culture, which is approximately 10 times better than the yield provided by existing recombinant TGF-beta 1 expression systems. Owing to the large superfamily of cytokines to which TGF-beta belongs, this expression system can be potentially applied to other members of the TGF-beta superfamily.


Zhongcheng Zou (NIAID)  ➽ more inventions...

Peter Sun (NIAID)  ➽ more inventions...

Intellectual Property:
US Application No. 10/585,499
PCT Application No. PCT/US2005/00378

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