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Yeast Engineered to Produce Sugared Human Proteins

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Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1171
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1171

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On page 1244, a team of researchers reports engineering yeast cells to make proteins with sugar attachments found on human proteins. The findings could lead to a cheaper way to produce sugared proteins correctly for use in protein-based drugs.