Cédric Fiez-Vandal

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BACKGROUND The large-scale production of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) for functional and structural studies remains a challenge. Recent successes have been made in the expression of a range of GPCRs using Pichia pastoris as an expression host. P. pastoris has a number of advantages over other expression systems including ability to(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute the largest family of membrane receptors and are of major therapeutic importance. Structure determination of G protein-coupled receptors and other applications require milligram quantities of purified receptor proteins on a regular basis. Recombinant GPCRs fused to a heterologous biotinylation domain were(More)
One of the major advantages of using Pichia pastoris is that it is readily adapted to large-scale culture in bioreactors. Bioreactors allow precise regulation of cell growth parameters increasing both yields and reproducibility of the culture. P. pastoris cultures grow to very high cell densities which helps minimise culture volume and facilitates(More)
Pichia pastoris is an established host for the production of a wide range of recombinant proteins including membrane proteins. The system has a particularly good track record for the production of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Generation and screening of expression clones with this system use standard molecular biology techniques. Multiple clones can(More)
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