ArticlesExpression of Cloned Genes in New Environment

A technique for expressing eukaryotic genes in bacteria

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Science  19 Sep 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4463, pp. 1428-1430
DOI: 10.1126/science.6158095

Abstract

Methods are described that allow efficient expression in Escherichia coli of cloned eukaryotic genes. The methods require that the coding sequence of the gene in question be available in a form uninterrupted by intervening sequences (for example, as a complementary DNA clone). The gene products are synthesized unfused to other amino acid sequences. The genetic manipulations are simple, and require the plasmids described and commercially available enzymes.