The baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS), ﬁrst described in the 1980s, has proven successful for the production of many recombinant proteins. In principle, any foreign gene may be expressed in the BEVS for producing proteins in insect cells (IC). Protein therapeutics such as enzymes, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), and viral and parasitic proteins have been produced using the BEVS-IC. Some viral structural proteins have been proven to self-assemble into ordered structures such as virus-like particles (VLP) during production in BEVS. These virus-like particles are commonly remarkably immunogenic and therefore potentially useful as vaccines. The baculovirus expression system is also promising for delivering genes into mammalian cells for gene therapy and other diverse applications.
Some unique features of the baculovirus system make this virus very appealing for preventive or therapeutic gene transfer. The system offers several advantages, including:
QVirusTM Platform can provide highly effective baculovirus expression vector construction services to support protein production. Our custom baculovirus construction services include:
QVirusTM Platform offers custom baculovirus subcloning and virus production, allowing high-level gene expression in insect cells. If you have any special requirements, please feel free to contact us.
1. Contreras-Gómez, A, et al. Protein production using the baculovirus-insect cell expression system. Biotechnology Progress, 2014, 30(1):1-18.