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Transcriptional enhancer from milk protein genes

United States Patent

December 21, 1999
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The invention relates to novel enhancer nucleotide sequences which stimulate transcription of heterologous DNA in cells in culture. The enhancers are derived from major milk protein genes by the process of deletion mapping and functional analysis. The invention also relates to expression vectors containing the novel enhancers.
Casperson; Gerald F. (Ballwin, MO), Schmidhauser; Christian T. (Berkeley, CA), Bissell; Mina J. (Berkeley, CA)
G.D Searle & Co. (Chicago, IL)
07/ 891,541
May 29, 1992
The government owns rights in the present invention pursuant to grant number DE-AC03-76SF00098 from the Department of Energy.