Patent Number: 8,871,486

Title: Methods of increasing secretion of polypeptides having biological activity

Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for producing a secreted polypeptide having biological activity, comprising: (a) transforming a fungal host cell with a fusion protein construct encoding a fusion protein, which comprises: (i) a first polynucleotide encoding a signal peptide; (ii) a second polynucleotide encoding at least a catalytic domain of an endoglucanase or a portion thereof; and (iii) a third polynucleotide encoding at least a catalytic domain of a polypeptide having biological activity; wherein the signal peptide and at least the catalytic domain of the endoglucanase increases secretion of the polypeptide having biological activity compared to the absence of at least the catalytic domain of the endoglucanase; (b) cultivating the transformed fungal host cell under conditions suitable for production of the fusion protein; and (c) recovering the fusion protein, a component thereof, or a combination thereof, having biological activity, from the cultivation medium.

Inventors: Merino; Sandra (West Sacramento, CA)

Assignee: Novozymes, Inc.

International Classification: C12P 21/00 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C12P 21/04 (20060101); C12N 9/42 (20060101)

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