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Methods of use of cellulose binding domain proteins

United States Patent

5,670,623
September 23, 1997
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A cellulose binding domain (CBD) having a high affinity for crystalline cellulose and chitin is disclosed, along with methods for the molecular cloning and recombinant production thereof. Fusion products comprising the CBD and a second protein are likewise described. A wide range of applications are contemplated for both the CBD and the fusion products, including drug delivery, affinity separations, and diagnostic techniques.
Shoseyov; Oded (Karmey Yosef, IL), Shpiegl; Itai (Rehovot, IL), Goldstein; Marc A. (Davis, CA), Doi; Roy H. (Davis, CA)
Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (IL), The University of California (CA)
08/ 460,462
June 2, 1995
The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FG03-92ER20069 awarded by the Department of Energy.