Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology

Journal of Clinical and Cellular Immunology
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ISSN: 2155-9899

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Virginia L Shepherd

  • Research Article
    Stable Expression and Characterization of an Optimized Mannose Receptor
    Author(s): David J Vigerust, Sherell Vick and Virginia L ShepherdDavid J Vigerust, Sherell Vick and Virginia L Shepherd

    The mannose receptor (MR) is a macrophage surface receptor that recognizes pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) from a diverse array of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. Functional studies of the MR are hampered by the scarcity of human cell lines that express the receptor. Current model systems available for the study of MR biology often demonstrate low levels of expression and do not retain many of the classical MR properties. Although several laboratories have reported transient and stable expression of MR from plasmids, preliminary data from our laboratory suggests that these plasmids produce a protein that lacks critical domains and is often not stable over time. In this current report we describe the generation and characterization of a novel human codon-optimized system for transient and stable MR expression. Rare codons and sequences.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9899.1000330

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