May 6-11, 2018
Enhancing protein production in mammalian cells is of interest in the biomedical field for a variety of reasons, including structural studies and antibody production. Using small non-protein coding RNA such as microRNA has recently been a promising method of increasing protein expression. A high throughput human microRNA screen in HEK 293 cells previously identified miRNA 22-3p as a promising candidate for increasing recombinant protein expression. This microRNA enhanced the expression of luciferase, two hard-to-express membrane proteins and a secreted hFc-fusion protein. In order to explore the mechanisms of this increase in protein production and to understand the intracellular events, we conducted a gene expression analysis of cells transfected with a mir-22-3p mimic against a negative control. Following the microarray analysis, several genes that were differentially regulated were identified. These were cross-referenced with predicted mir-22-3p targets along with the results of a high throughput siRNA screen. We will present our selected gene, HIPK1, and its possible involvement in the process of enhanced cells productivity.
Sarah Inwood, Eugen Buehler, Michael Betenbaugh, Madhu Lal, and Joseph Shiloach, "Identifying Hipk1 as a target of Mir-22-3p enhancing recombinant protein production from Hek 293 by using microarray and Htp sirna screen" in "Cell Culture Engineering XVI", A. Robinson, PhD, Tulane University R. Venkat, PhD, MedImmune E. Schaefer, ScD, J&J Janssen Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2018). http://dc.engconfintl.org/ccexvi/179