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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVING BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SUSTAINABLE FUELS AND CHEMICALS

Location: Renewable Product Technology Research Unit

Title: Development and application of automated systems for plasmid-based functional proteomics to improve syntheitc biology of engineered industrial microbes for high level expression of proteases for biofertilizer production

Authors
item Hughes, Stephen
item Rich, Joseph
item Tasaki, Ken -
item Riedmuller, Steve -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 8, 2012
Publication Date: February 8, 2012
Citation: Hughes, S.R., Rich, J.O., Tasaki, K., Riedmuller, S. 2012. Development and application of automated systems for plasmid-based functional proteomics to improve syntheitc biology of engineered industrial microbes for high level expression of proteases for biofertilizer production [abstract]. Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Track 3. Paper 4.

Technical Abstract: In addition to microarray technology, which provides a robust method to study protein function in a rapid, economical, and proteome-wide fashion, plasmid-based functional proteomics is an important technology for rapidly obtaining large quantities of protein and determining protein function across an entire genome (Lefkovits et al., 2001; Norais et al., 2001; Shaw et al., 2002; Baglioni et al., 2003; Ho et al., 2004; Saad et al., 2005). It also offers the possibility of modifying proteins to optimize their function. This technology centers on the production of full-length gene libraries synthetically as a source of plasmid-based clones to express the desired protein in active form for determination of its function. These clones can be used in mutagenesis strategies for gene open reading frame (ORF) optimization to develop improved strains and cell lines for various commercial enzyme uses.

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