Biosynthesis of Erythropoeitin.
hayrinen at messi.uku.fi
Tue Sep 24 03:41:09 EST 1996
I guess, that micro-organisms are not used in the production of EPO
because they are not able to glycosylate the protein. Glycosylation is
important for the bilogical activity. At our university, transgenic
animals (mice, rabbits & cows) carrying the EPO-gene have been
produced. If I remember correctly, the first EPO-trasgenic animals
(sheep) were produced in Scotland.
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