• Effects of variable domain orientation on anti‐HER2 single‐chain variable fragment antibody expressed in the Escherichia coli cytoplasm

    4 days ago - By Wiley

    Abstract
    Single‐chain variable fragment antibodies have great potential for a range of applications including as diagnostic and therapeutic agents. However, production of scFvs is challenging because proper folding and activity depend on the formation of two intrachain disulfide bonds that do not readily form in the cytoplasm of living cells. Functional expression in bacteria therefore involves targeting to the more oxidizing periplasm, but yields in this compartment can be limiting due to secretion bottlenecks and the relatively small volume compared to the cytoplasm. In the present...
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