Cynthia B. Elias

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Significant improvement in cell growth and protein production has been achieved in Sf-9 insect cell cultures using pulse additions of multicomponent nutrient feed concentrates (Bédard et al., 1994; Chan et al., 1998). The present work focuses on investigating an alternative feeding strategy wherein the nutrients are fed in a semi continuous manner. Fed(More)
The insect cell baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) is one of the most commonly used expression systems for recombinant protein production. This system is also widely used for the production of recombinant virus and virus-like particles. Although several published reports exist on recombinant protein expression using insect cells, information(More)
On-line monitoring of insect cell cultures used for the production of recombinant proteins with the baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) provides valuable tools for the optimization, operation, and control of the production process. The relative permittivity (epsilon') and CO(2) evolution rates (CER) were measured on-line using the biomass monitor(More)
A BacMam baculovirus was designed in our laboratory to express the reporter protein secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP) driven by the immediate early promoter of human cytomegalovirus promoter (CMV). In vitro tests have been carried out using this recombinant baculovirus to study the secreted protein in two cell lines and under various culture conditions.(More)
The alpha, zeta, and epsilon isoforms of diacylglycerol kinase exhibit a high degree of stereospecificity in the phosphorylation of diacylglycerol. In comparison, a multiple lipid kinase, MuLK, shows much less stereospecificity, phosphorylating 1,2-dioleoylglycerol only approximately 2-3 times more rapidly than 2,3-dioleoylglycerol. The alpha and zeta(More)
Metabolic engineering has been defined as a directed improvement of product formation or cellular properties by modification of specific biochemical pathways or introduction of new enzymatic reactions by recombinant DNA technology. The use of metabolic flux analysis (MFA) has helped in the understanding of the key limitation in the metabolic pathways of(More)
The development of insect cells expressing recombinant proteins in a stable continuous manner is an attractive alternative to the BEV system for recombinant protein production. High cell density fed batch and continuous perfusion processes can be designed to maximize the productivity of stably transformed cells. A cell line (Sf-9SEAP) expressing high levels(More)
The production of recombinant proteins using the baculovirus expression vector system in large-scale agitated bioreactors is discussed in this chapter. Detailed methods of the key stages of a batch process, including host cell growth, virus stock amplification and quantification, bioreactor preparation and operation, the infection process, final harvesting,(More)
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) is a glycoprotein cytokine with significant clinical and biomedical potential, such as cancer therapy and HIV infections. Earlier it has been cloned and expressed in various protein expression systems; however, they are not efficient for large-scale production. To address this inadequacy, we report in this paper the production of(More)
The study aims to design a new gene delivery method utilizing the complementary strengths of baculovirus, such as relatively high transduction efficiency and easy scale-up, and non-viral nanodelivery systems, such as low immunogenicity. This formulation was developed by generating a self assembled binary complex of negatively charged baculovirus (Bac) and(More)