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In the present review we discuss strategies that have been used for heterologous gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster Schneider 2 (S2) cells using plasmid vectors. Since the growth of S2 cells is not dependent on anchorage to solid substrates, these cells can be easily cultured in suspension in large volumes. The factors that most affect the growth(More)
Drosophila melanogaster Schneider 2 (S2) cells have been increasingly used as a suitable expression system for the production of different recombinant proteins, and the employment of bioreactors for large-scale culture is an important tool for this purpose. In this work, Drosophila S2 cells producing the rabies virus glycoprotein RVGP were cultivated in(More)
The aim of this work was to perform a systematic study about the effects induced by chitosan solution concentration and by chitin or glycerol incorporation on dense chitosan membranes with potential use as burn dressings. The membrane properties analyzed were total raw material cost, thickness, morphology, swelling ratio, tensile strength, percentage of(More)
In the past few years, Drosophila melanogaster cells have been employed for recombinant protein production purposes, and a comprehensive knowledge of their metabolism is essential for process optimization. In this work, the kinetic response of a Schneider S2 cell line, grown in shake flasks, in two different culture media, the serum-free SF900-II((R)) and(More)
The correction of wall abdominal defects often requires the use of implants such as polypropylene meshes. In spite of presenting good tissue acceptance, these biomaterials can migrate to adjacent viscera, promote enterocutaneos fistulas, tissue adherence and visceral erosions. In this work, the barrier effect of chitosan films associated with polypropylene(More)
The recombinant G glycoprotein from the surface of the rabies virus (RVGP) is a promising candidate as a rabies vaccine component and also for diagnostic purposes. In this study, RVGP production by transfected Drosophila melanogaster S2 cells cultivated in a serum-free medium (supplemented IPL-41 medium) was carried out. The effects of pH and pO(2) were(More)
Studies of a bioprocess optimization and monitoring for protein synthesis in animal cells face a challenge on how to express in quantitative terms the system performance. It is possible to have a panel of calculated variables that fits more or less appropriately the intended goal. Each mathematical expression approach translates different quantitative(More)
Animal cells can be cultured both in basal media supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS) and in serum-free media. In this work, the supplementation of Grace's medium with a set of nutrients to reduce FBS requirements in Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cell culture was evaluated, aiming the production of Anticarsia gemmatalis nucleopolyhedrovirus (AgMNPV) at(More)
Although biofilms are often associated with hospital infection problems owing to their high resistance to antimicrobial agents, in recent years biofilms have also been studied in the industrial sector, mainly because they are a major cause of contamination outbreaks in facilities and products. The aim of this study was to investigate whether different(More)
Requirements of eliminating animal proteins from cell culture have intensified in recent years, with the pressure of regulatory agencies related to biopharmaceuticals production. In this work, the substitution of fetal bovine serum by yeastolate and a soy hydrolysate (Hy Soy) for the culture of Drosophila melanogaster Schneider 2 cells transfected for the(More)