The recombinant human granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor (rhG-CSF) was synthesized in a fusion protein using a GAL1-10 UAS in recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the intracellular KEX2 cleavage led excretion of mature rhG-CSF into the extracellular culture broth. The recombinant yeast growth in fed-batch cultures was controlled by precise computer-aided medium feed. The optimal C/N ratio in preinduction (glucose/Casamino acids) and post-induction (galactose/yeast extract) feed media was determined at 3 and 2, respectively. The final rhG-CSF and cell concentration was more than 60 mg/L and 70 g/L, respectively, with around 90% plasmid stability and negligible ethanol accumulation. Comparing the cell growth between the hG-CSF+ and hG-CSF- recombinant strains shows that the cloned gene product does not hamper the host cell growth.
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- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology