Patent Number: 8,871,468

Title: Synthetic genes for plant gums and other hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins

Abstract: A new approach in the field of plant gums is described which presents a new solution to the production of hydroxyproline(Hyp)-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs), repetitive proline-rich proteins (RPRPs) and arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs). The expression of synthetic genes designed from repetitive peptide sequences of such glycoproteins, including the peptide sequences of gum arabic glycoprotein (GAGP), is taught in host cells, including plant host cells.

Inventors: Kieliszewski; Marcia J. (Albany, OH)

Assignee: Ohio University

International Classification: C07K 14/415 (20060101); C12N 15/11 (20060101); C12P 21/02 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00