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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 1998 Oct;9(5):510-7.

Production of G-protein-coupled receptors in yeast.

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  • 1Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Abteilung Molekulare Membranbiologie, Frankfurt/M., Germany.


Yeasts combine the advantages of fast and easy handling with the potential to perform eukaryotic post-translational modifications and are for this reason interesting hosts for heterologous production of G-protein-coupled receptors. The possibility to connect foreign receptors to a yeast internal MAP kinase pathway was used to establish yeast-based systems for high-throughput screening of compound libraries. In addition, yeasts have the potential for high level production of G-protein-coupled receptors. In this field, non-Saccharomyces yeasts seems to be interesting alternatives to S. cerevisiae, as well as to systems based on higher eukaryotic cells.

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