Processes for inserting DNA into eucaryotic cells and for producing proteinaceous materials. United States Patent 4634665

Michael Wigler (1987) Processes for inserting DNA into eucaryotic cells and for producing proteinaceous materials. United States Patent 4634665. .

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Abstract

The present invention relates to processes for inserting DNA into eucaryotic cells, particularly DNA which includes a gene or genes coding for desired proteinaceous materials for which no selective criteria exist. The insertion of such DNA molecules is accomplished by cotransforming eucaryotic cells with such DNA together with a second DNA which corresponds to a gene coding for a selectable marker. This invention also concerns processes for producing proteinaceous materials such as insulin, interferon protein, growth hormone and the like which involve cotransforming eucaryotic cells with DNA which codes for these proteinaceous materials, growing the cotransformed cells for production of the proteinaceous material and recovering the proteinaceous material so produced. The invention further relates to processes for inserting into eucaryotic cells a multiplicity of DNA molecules which includes genes coding for desired proteinaceous materials. The insertion of multiple copies of desired genes is accomplished by cotransformation with the desired genes and with amplifiable genes for a dominant selectable marker in the presence of successively higher amounts of an inhibitor. Alternatively, the insertion of multiple copies of desired genes is accomplished by transformation using DNA molecules formed by ligating a DNA molecule including the desired gene to a DNA molecule which includes an amplifiable gene coding for a dominant selectable phenotype such as a gene associated with resistance to a drug in the presence of successively higher amounts of an agent such as a drug against which the gene confers resistance so that only those eucaryotic cells into which multiple copies of the amplifiable gene have been inserted survive. Eucaryotic cells into which multiple copies of the amplifiable gene have been inserted additionally include multiple copies of the desired gene and may be used to produce multiple copies of proteinaceous molecules. In this way otherwise rare proteinaceous materials may be obtained in higher concentrations than are obtainable using conventional techniques.

Item Type: Patent
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > eukaryote
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > eukaryote
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > eukaryote
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Communities: CSHL labs > Wigler lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 1987
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 18:27
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 18:27
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29640

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