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Study Findings from University of Birmingham Provide New Insights into Bacterial Infections (Recombinant protein production in bacterial hosts)

July 9, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Researchers detail new data in Bacterial Infections. According to news originating from Birmingham, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "The production of recombinant proteins is crucial for both the development of new protein drugs and the structural determination of drug targets. As such, recombinant protein production has a major role in drug development."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Birmingham, "Bacterial hosts are commonly used for the production of recombinant proteins, accounting for approximately 30% of current biopharmaceuticals on the market. In this review, I introduce fundamental concepts in recombinant protein production in bacteria, from drug development to production scales."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Recombinant protein production processes can often fail, but how can this failure be minimised to rapidly deliver maximum yields of high-quality protein and so accelerate drug discovery?."

For more information on this research see: Recombinant protein production in bacterial hosts. Drug Discovery Today, 2014;19(5):590-601. Drug Discovery Today can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Drug Discovery Today -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from T.W. Overton, University of Birmingham, Sch Chem Engn, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, United Kingdom (see also Bacterial Infections).

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Birmingham, Proteomics, United Kingdom, Recombinant Proteins, Bacterial Infections and Mycoses

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Source: Biotech Week

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