fulltext.study @t Gmail

DNA methylation contributes to loss in productivity of monoclonal antibody-producing CHO cell lines

Paper ID Volume ID Publish Year Pages File Format Full-Text
24163 43502 2010 6 PDF Available
Title
DNA methylation contributes to loss in productivity of monoclonal antibody-producing CHO cell lines
Abstract

Production instability currently limits the use of mammalian cells for industrial production of therapeutic proteins. We have previously reported that the loss of productivity in recombinant monoclonal antibody producing Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO-mAb) cell lines is mainly due to a decrease in heavy chain (HC) and light chain (LC) transcripts. Molecular analysis indicates that the decreased mRNA levels are not due to a loss in gene copies and change of integration sites. In this work, we further demonstrate that impaired trans-acting factors and spontaneous mutations to the DNA are not responsible for the reduced HC and LC transcription. Examination of two CpG sites by methyl-assisted quantitative real-time PCR assay revealed an increase in methylation of the human cytomegalovirus major immediate-early enhancer and promoter (hCMV-MIE) controlling the expression of LC and HC in cells which exhibited loss in productivity. Treatment of these cells with a DNA methylation inhibitor, 5-Aza-2′-deoxycytidine, partially restored the lost specific mAb productivity. The increase in productivity correlated to the increase in mRNA levels of HC and LC and the demethylation of hCMV-MIE promoter. This finding, which indicates that DNA methylation contributes to production instability, will be beneficial for generation of high-producing cell lines with stable productivity.

Keywords
Stability; DNA methylation; Gene silencing; Monoclonal antibody; CHO cells
First Page Preview
DNA methylation contributes to loss in productivity of monoclonal antibody-producing CHO cell lines
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us
Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 147, Issues 3–4, June 2010, Pages 180–185
Authors
, , , ,
Subjects
Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
Get Full-Text Now
Don't Miss Today's Special Offer
Price was $35.95
You save - $31
Price after discount Only $4.95
100% Money Back Guarantee
Full-text PDF Download
Online Support
Any Questions? feel free to contact us