Transient expression of an IL-23R extracellular domain Fc fusion protein in CHO vs. HEK cells results in improved plasma exposure.

Suen, K.F., Turner, M.S., Gao, F., Liu, B., Althage, A., Slavin, A., Ou, W., Zuo, E., Eckart, M., Ogawa, T., Yamada, M., Tuntland, T., Harris, J.L., Trauger, J.W.
Journal   Protein Expr Purif
Analytes Measured  
Matrix Tested   Peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) supernatants
Year   2010
Volume   71
Page Numbers   96-102
Application   Cytokines and Chemokines
Transient transfection of mammalian cells in suspension culture has recently emerged as a very useful method for production of research-scale quantities of recombinant proteins. The most commonly used cell lines for this purpose are suspension-adapted HEK and CHO cells. We report here that the plasma exposure in mice of an IL-23R extracellular domain Fc fusion protein (IL23R-Fc) differed dramatically depending on whether the protein was prepared by transient transfection of HEK or CHO cells. Specifically, IL23R-Fc expressed using CHO cells had about 30-fold higher in vivo plasma exposure compared to the HEK-expressed protein. In contrast to their differing plasma exposures, the HEK- and CHO-expressed proteins had equivalent in vitro biological activity. Characterization of the CHO- and HEK-expressed IL23R-Fc proteins indicated that the differences in in vivo plasma exposure between them are due to differential glycosylation.

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