Foreign Gene Expression in Fission Yeast: Schizosaccharomyces pombe

  • Yuko Giga-Hama
  • Hiromichi Kumagai

Part of the Biotechnology Intelligence Unit book series (BIOIU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Characteristics of “Host” and “Vector”

  3. Development of Expression Vectors

  4. Examples of Heterologous Protein Production in Fission Yeast

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


Recombinant proteins, produced in cells or microorganisms, play an important role in basic research, medical science and the biotechnology industry. Many foreign gene expression systems using mammalian cells, E. coli, insect cells, yeast and other organisms as hosts have been developed. However, only recently has the expression system of Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a host become a subject of focus, as it is expected to be profitable for expressing foreign genes. The reason for this is that S. pombe is evolutionarily more advanced than other types of yeast. This book describes the use of S. pombe in basic research and industrial applications.


Expression biotechnology cytochrome P450 development gene gene expression genes membrane membrane proteins microorganism microorganisms protein proteins research yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuko Giga-Hama
    • 1
  • Hiromichi Kumagai
    • 1
  1. 1.Research CenterAsahi Glass Co., Ltd.Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 221Japan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03474-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03472-9
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