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Kits and methods of detection using cellulose binding domain fusion proteins

United States Patent

5,738,984
April 14, 1998
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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)
Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Jerusalem, IL)
08/ 460,458
June 2, 1995
The Government may have rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-FG03-92ER20069 awarded by the Department of Energy.