Author Archives: Yuning Chen

Recombinant Protein Expression with a Baculovirusā€“Insect Cell System

Proteins create cellular matrices, catalyze biochemical reactions, and form signaling pathways to respond to external stimuli. Studies of protein structure and function increase researchersā€™ understanding about the foundations of life. However, because most proteins are difļ¬cult to obtain commercially, it is important to establish sources that can provide researchers with plentiful supplies of proteins. In recombinant protein expression, a gene encoding a protein of interest is cloned into an expression vector (usually a plasmid) and transferred into a host cell…