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Title: Nucleic acids encoding a cellulose binding domain

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. 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. 15 figs.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
203886
Assignee:
Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel); Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 550200; PA: EDB-96:061513; SN: 96001559471
Patent Number(s):
US 5,496,934/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-048,164
Contract Number:
FG03-92ER20069
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Mar 1996
Research Org:
University of California
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CELLULOSE; RECEPTORS; DNA-CLONING; AFFINITY; CHITIN; BIOCHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; USES