Biosynthesis of Erythropoeitin.

Jukka Häyrinen hayrinen at
Tue Sep 24 03:41:09 EST 1996

Greetings, Alan!

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.

Jukka Häyrinen

University of Kuopio/ Dpt. Biochemistry and Biotechnology
P.O.B. 1627
Tel. +358 71 16 3059, +358 40 515 0819
Fax. +358 71 281 1510
E-mail hayrinen at

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