Expression of recombinant glycoproteins in mammalian cells: towards an integrative approach to structural biology

Alexandru R Aricescu, Raymond J Owens

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewpeer-review

Abstract

Mammalian cells are rapidly becoming the system of choice for the production of recombinant glycoproteins for structural biology applications. Their use has enabled the structural investigation of a whole new set of targets including large, multi-domain and highly glycosylated eukaryotic cell surface receptors and their supra-molecular assemblies. We summarize the technical advances that have been made in mammalian expression technology and highlight some of the structural insights that have been obtained using these methods. Looking forward, it is clear that mammalian cell expression will provide exciting and unique opportunities for an integrative approach to the structural study of proteins, especially of human origin and medically relevant, by bridging the gap between the purified state and the cellular context.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-56
JournalCurrent opinion in structural biology
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Expression of recombinant glycoproteins in mammalian cells: towards an integrative approach to structural biology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this