Development of a recombinant CHO cell line

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Development of a recombinant CHO cell line
Authors: Berglund, Martina
Abstract: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is biological marker for the ovarian reserve, independent of the menstrual cycle. The AMH serum level can be measured with immunoassay in order to predict premature ovarian failure, chance for success of in vitro fertilization and aid in the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of the thesis was to develop a CHO cell line with overexpression of recombinant human AMH. Characteristics of the produced AMH were investigated in order to evaluate suitability for use in calibrators for an immunoassay. CHO cells are well established safe hosts for production of recombinant protein and have numerous of advantages such as capacity for efficient post-translational modifications and easy adaptation to growth in serum free medium. The experiments were held out with two different CHO cell lines and two different vectors, one with codon optimized AMH and one with the native human AMH sequence. Two different transfection methods were used, chemically based and electroporation followed by two different selection systems. The results of the thesis show that a stable recombinant CHO cell line could be established for AMH by transfection of a vector containing the native AMH sequence. The results also indicated that the C-terminal purification tag in the expression vector altered expression. Selection with G418 enabled establishment of clones with stable expression. The produced AMH had desirable stability and properties like native AMH present in serum and plasma. This indicates that the produced AMH could be suitable for use in calibrators for immunoassay measuring native human AMH.
Keywords: Livsvetenskaper;Annan industriell bioteknik;Cell- och molekylärbiologi;Medicinsk bioteknologi (med inriktning mot cellbiologi);Life Science;Other Industrial Biotechnology;Cell and Molecular Biology;Medical Biotechnology (with a focus on Cell Biology)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för biologi och bioteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Biology and Biological Engineering
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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