Recombinant proteins

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Recombinant proteins for your research

Boster offers a comprehensive selection of recombinant proteins for your research. Over 9,000+ recombinant proteins from human, mouse, rat and a variety of species, these proteins are expressed in E. coli as well as eukaryotic systems.

Boster also provides recombinant protein production service. If you are seeking a vendor for expressing your protein of interest, use our recombinant protein expression expertise for fast and affordable feasibility assessment. If you already have the optimal expression conditions figured out, we can help you scale up to industrial production of the recombinant protein. Send your inquiry to [email protected] for a custom quote.

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What is recombinant protein

Recombinant protein expression systems

Transfection and vectors

History of recombinant protein applications

Boster popular recombinant proteins list

What Is A Recombinant Protein

Core concepts and a brief history of recombinant technology.

Recombinant technology Concept overview

A Recombinant protein is a protein produced artificially by an expression host organism, aka expression system, that is transfected with a recombinant gene (target gene) isolated from another organism. The purpose is to produce the target gene encoded protein in large quantities for medical, research and academic uses.

Expression systems

There are several common expression systems for producing recombinant proteins, such as E. Coli, Yeast, Insect Cell lines such as Sf21, mammalian cells such as CHO, HEK, and human cell lines. These expression systems act as the factory for recombinant protein production, where the cellular mechanisms involved in protein production uses the recombinant gene in the vector as blueprint to mass produce the target protein. E. Coli is the first organism to be used as an expression system. It is easy to use however cannot produce protein with post-translational modification (PTM) because it lacks the cellular mechanisms of eukaryotic cells which is necessary for PTM of proteins. Thus for producing simple proteins and for applications that do not require proteins to have PTM, E. Coli is a sufficient and convenient expression system however for more complex applications, more advanced expression systems are required.

Expression Vectors

A vector is a tool for manipulating DNA. It is the transport vehicle for the gene of the protein of interest. There are many types of vectors, some common vectors are plasmids and reverse transcription viruses. The DNA that encodes the protein is first synthesized in vitro, or cloned from native host DNA templates, then inserted into the vector DNA. The host organism is processed to take up vectors. These vectors, once inside the corresponding host cells, will be transcribed and translated into proteins.

History of recombinant protein applications

Peter Lobban from Stanford University Medical School first proposed the recombinant DNA idea in the early 1970s. The first successful production of recombinant proteins is documented in 1972 and 1973 from Stanford and UCSF. Several people were awarded the Nobel Prize for contribution to the recombinant technology. The pharmaceutical industry has been utilizing recombinant technology for producing protein drugs since the early 1980s. One of the most impactful achievements of recombinant protein technology is the production of recombinant protein insulin. Before recombinant protein insulin is made, diabetes treatment largely depended on insulin from animal sources. The recombinant insulin significantly lowered treatment cost and enabled a consistent and sufficient worldwide supply for diabetes treatment.

Boster Popular recombinant proteins list

These are the top 160 most popular recombinant proteins. Check out the full list here: browse all recombinant proteins

A2M (PROTP01023) DCN (PROTP07585-1) HPRT1 (PROTP00492-1) POMC (PROTP01189-1)
ABO (PROTP16442) DDT (PROTP30046) HSPA5 (PROTP11021) PON1 (PROTP27169)
ackA (PROTP0A6A3) DEFB103ADEFB103B (PROTP81534) IFNA2 (PROTP01563-2) PPP2R1A (PROTP30153)
ADA (PROTP00813) DERP1 (PROTP08176) IFNB1 (PROTP01574-1) PROK (PROTP06873)
AFP (PROTP02771) DNASE1 (PROTP24855) IFNG (PROTP01579-1) PRTN3 (PROTP24158)
AGT (PROTP01019) DPP4 (PROTP27487-1) IGF1 (PROTP01343-1) PSMA3 (PROTP25788)
ALB (PROTP02769) dps (PROTP43313) IGFBP6 (PROTP24592-1) PTMA (PROTP06454)
ALBGIG20 (PROTP02768-1) EEF1A1 (PROTP68104) IL12RB1 (PROTP42701) PTX3 (PROTP26022-1)
Aldoc (PROTP05063) EEF2 (PROTP13639) IL1A (PROTP01583) RBM3 (PROTP98179)
AMH (PROTP03971) EFNB2 (PROTP52799) Il1b (PROTP10749-1) S100a10 (PROTP08207)
ampC (PROTP00811) EGF (PROTP01133) Il2 (PROTP04351) S100a8 (PROTP27005)
ANXA5 (PROTP08758) EGFR (PROTP00533-2) IL3 (PROTP22629) SELP (PROTP16109)
APOC1 (PROTP02654) ENO1 (PROTP06733) IL6 (PROTP05231-1) SERPINE1 (PROTP05121-1)
APOE (PROTP02649) EPO (PROTP01588-1) INS (PROTP01308) SHBG (PROTP04278)
APP (PROTP05067) EPOR (PROTP19235) KRAS (PROTP01116-1) SLPI (PROTP03973)
ASGR2 (PROTP07307) ERBB2 (PROTP04626-2) LDHA (PROTP00338) SNCA (PROTP37840-8)
ASS1 (PROTP00966) F8 (PROTP00451) LHB (PROTP01232) SOD1 (PROTP00441)
AVD (PROTP02701) FCER1A (PROTP12319-1) LIF (PROTP15018-2) spa (PROTP38507-2)
B2M (PROTP61769-3) FGF1 (PROTP05230) LMNA (PROTP02545) SPINK1 (PROTP00995)
BDNF (PROTP23560-2) FGF2 (PROTP09038-1) LOX (PROTP28300) SPR (PROTP35270)
BMP2 (PROTP12643-1) Fkbp1a (PROTP26883) LPL (PROTP06858) SPRR1B (PROTP22528)
BMP7 (PROTP18075) FSHB (PROTP01228) LRG1 (PROTP02750) SSB (PROTP05455)
BRAF (PROTP15056) FST (PROTP19883-2) lss (PROTP10547) ST6GAL1 (PROTP15907)
C5 (PROTP01031) FTH1 (PROTP02794) malE (PROTP0AEX9-1) TCF4 (PROTP15884-1)
C9 (PROTP02748) FURIN (PROTP09958) MAOA (PROTP21397) TF (PROTP02787)
CCL18 (PROTP55774-1) GALT (PROTP07902) MB (PROTP02144-2) TFRC (PROTP02786)
CCL5 (PROTP13501) GBA (PROTP04062) MBL2 (PROTP11226) Tgfb1 (PROTP04202)
CD38 (PROTP28907) GCG (PROTP01275-2) MBP (PROTP02686) TGFB3 (PROTP10600-5)
CDA (PROTP32320) Gdf7 (PROTP43029) MIF (PROTP14174-3) TMPRSS15 (PROTP98073)
Cdh5 (PROTP55284) GFP (PROTP42212) MMP9 (PROTP14780) TNF (PROTP01375-3)
CEACAM5 (PROTP06731) GH1 (PROTP46407) MPO (PROTP05164) TOP1 (PROTP11387)
CFB (PROTP00751) GHR (PROTP10912-1) MX1 (PROTP20591) TYRP1 (PROTP17643)
CFD (PROTP00746) GNAI1 (PROTP63096) NCL (PROTP19338) USF1 (PROTP22629-1)
CKM (PROTP06732) GNRH1 (PROTP01148-1) NGF (PROTP01138-2) VAMP2 (PROTP63027-1)
CLU (PROTP10909-1) GPC3 (PROTP51654) PDGFB (PROTP01127-3) VCAM1 (PROTP19320)
COL3A1 (PROTP02461) GRN (PROTP28799) PDIA3 (PROTP30101) VEGFA (PROTP15692-6)
CRHBP (PROTP24387) H3F3AH3F3B (PROTP84243) PGF (PROTP49763) WNT3A (PROTP56704)
CRP (PROTP02741-2) HAPLN1 (PROTP10915) phrB (PROTP00914) YBX1 (PROTP67809)
CXCL8 (PROTP10145) HLA-DRA (PROTP01903) PKM (PROTP14618)
CYP2D6 (PROTP10635) HMGB1 (PROTP09429-1) PLAT (PROTP00750)
CYP2E1 (PROTP05181) HMGB2 (PROTP26624-1) PNMT (PROTP11086)

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