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Heterologous Gene Expression

As per available reports about 10 relevant journals, 15 Conferences, 30 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to Heterologous Gene Expression and about 2,070 articles are being published on Heterologous Gene Expression.

Heterologous expression refers to the expression of a gene or part of a gene in a host organism, which does not naturally have this gene or gene fragment. Insertion of the gene in the heterologous host is performed by recombinant DNA technology. Analysis of gene function is of central importance for the understanding of physiological processes. Expression of genes in heterologous organisms has allowed the isolation of many important genes (e.g. for nutrient uptake and transport) and has contributed a lot to the functional analysis of the gene products. For animal research, expression in Xenopus oocytes and cell cultures are predominant techniques, whereas in the plant domain, yeast has become the prevalent expression system. This review provides a survey of this quickly developing field and intends to assist researchers in determining appropriate experimental approaches for specific biological questions. Because heterologous expression technology is of special value for the analysis of proteins that are difficult to handle biochemically, the examples given concentrate on membrane proteins, i.e. transporter proteins.

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Scope and Importance

Expression of a foreign protein in a heterologous host is a keystone of proteomics research and of the biotechnology industry. The ideal host should possess the ability to express any protein with relevant post-translational modifications such as sumoylation. Studies have reported that the simplest host cell i.e. Escherichia coli presents many challenges including protein misfolding, protein degradation, and low solubility during heterologous gene expression. The fusion technology can overcome the problems of protein solublities and misfolding and therefore is the ideal approach for enhanced heterologous protein expression and purification.

Heterologous Gene Expression is defined as the expression of a gene into a host organism using recombinant DNA technology. The host into which the gene is inserted should not naturally possess this gene or gene fragment. Recombinant DNA technology refers to molecular cloning techniques that involves joining together of DNA molecules from two different species which are then inserted into a host organism to produce new genetic combinations. Recombinant DNA is widely used in biotechnology industry, medicine and biomedical research. The host cell used for heterologous gene expression should show rapid growth, could be able to utilise the simple and inexpensive culture media. Yeast cells such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Pichia pastoris are the attractive hosts for creation of foreign proteins. The main advantages offered by these systems are the strongly developed and easily reachable genetic tools, rapid growth and also most of the cellular and metabolic processes which are established in higher eukaryotes are conserved in both of these yeast species.

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Market Analysis

Over the years, the demand for gene expression has increased significantly owing to the increasing research on diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. The technological advancements in the field of gene expression are expected to drive the global market in the coming years. Furthermore, advancements in sequencing platforms have also led to the decrease in the cost of sequencing. This is expected to boost the market as the amount of sequencing is likely to increase.

 List of Best International Conferences:

  1. 6th Proteomics Conference and  Expo, March 29-30, 2016, Atlanta, USA
  2. Structural Biology Conference, June 23-24, 2016, New Orleans, USA
  3.  Next Generation Sequencing Conference, July 21-22, 2016, Berlin, Germany
  4.  Nucleic Acids Conference, Aug 4-6, 2016, Seattle, USA
  5. 2nd Transcriptomics Conference, August 18-20, 2016, Portland, USA
  6. 5th Computational Systems Biology Conference, August 22-23, 2016, Philadelphia, USA
  7. 2nd Glycobiology Congress, August 29-31, 2016, Atlanta, USA
  8. 2nd Lipid Science Conference, October 06-08, 2016, Miami, USA
  9. 7th Proteomics Conference, October 24-26, 2016, Rome, Italy
  10. Biochemistry Conference, October 13-15, 2016, Kualalumpur, Malaysia
  11. 7th Bioinformatics Conference, October 27-28, 2016, Chicago, USA
  12. 2nd Genetic and Protein Engineering Conference, November 14-16, 2016, Atlanta, USA
  13. Glycomics Conference, December 01-03, 2016, Chicago, USA
  14. Amino Acids and Proteins Congress, December 08-09, 2016, Baltimore, USA
  15. Protein Engineering Conference , October 26-28, 2015, Chicago, USA
  16. 5th Biodiversity Conference, March 10-12, 2016 Madrid, Spain
  17. 2nd Applied Microbiology Conference, October 31-November 02, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
  18. Water Microbiology and Novel Technologies conference, July 18-20, 2016 Chicago, USA
  19. 7th Bioavailability and Bioequivalence Summit, August 29-31, 2016 Atlanta, USA
  20. Clinical and Molecular Genetics Conference, November 28-30, 2016 Chicago, USA

Relavent Societies and Associations

  1. All India Biotech Association
  2. Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises
  3. Biotechnology Industry Organization
  4. European Association of Pharma Biotechnology
  5. European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises
  6. European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations
  7. Japan Bioindustry Association
  8. American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  9. ASCPT American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  10. ASGT American Society of Gene Therapy
  11. ASMUSA American Society for Microbiology


  1. Johnson & Johnson
  2. Novartis
  3. Roche
  4. Pfizer
  5. Merck
  6. Novo Nordisk
  7. Gilead Sciences
  8. Sanofi
  9. Amgen
  10. Allergan
  11. GlaxoSmithKline
  12. Bayer
  13. Bristol-Myers Squibb
  14. Biogen Idec
  15. AbbVie
  16. Celgene
  17. AstraZeneca
  18. Eli Lilly & Co
  19. Abbott Laboratories
  20. Valeant Pharmaceuticals
  21. Teva Pharmaceutical
  22. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
  23. Shire Pharmaceuticals
  24. Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  25. Mylan

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