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Trends in recombinant protein use in animal production

Overview of attention for article published in Microbial Cell Factories, March 2017
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Trends in recombinant protein use in animal production
Published in
Microbial Cell Factories, March 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12934-017-0654-4
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Laia Gifre, Anna Arís, Àlex Bach, Elena Garcia-Fruitós


Recombinant technologies have made possible the production of a broad catalogue of proteins of interest, including those used for animal production. The most widely studied proteins for the animal sector are those with an important role in reproduction, feed efficiency, and health. Nowadays, mammalian cells and fungi are the preferred choice for recombinant production of hormones for reproductive purposes and fibrolytic enzymes to enhance animal performance, respectively. However, the development of low-cost products is a priority, particularly in livestock. The study of cell factories such as yeast and bacteria has notably increased in the last decades to make the new developed reproductive hormones and fibrolytic enzymes a real alternative to the marketed ones. Important efforts have also been invested to developing new recombinant strategies for prevention and therapy, including passive immunization and modulation of the immune system. This offers the possibility to reduce the use of antibiotics by controlling physiological processes and improve the efficacy of preventing infections. Thus, nowadays different recombinant fibrolytic enzymes, hormones, and therapeutic molecules with optimized properties have been successfully produced through cost-effective processes using microbial cell factories. However, despite the important achievements for reducing protein production expenses, alternative strategies to further reduce these costs are still required. In this context, it is necessary to make a giant leap towards the use of novel strategies, such as nanotechnology, that combined with recombinant technology would make recombinant molecules affordable for animal industry.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
China 1 <1%
Unknown 107 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 29 27%
Researcher 16 15%
Student > Master 15 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 17 16%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 31 29%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 5%
Chemistry 4 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 14 13%
Unknown 13 12%

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