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What is the Definition of recombinant proteins?

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April 13, 2012 7:25AM

a protein encoded by a gene that has been cloned in a system that supports expression of the gene and translation of messenger RNA. Modification of the gene by recombinant DNA technology can lead to expression of a mutant protein. Proteins coexpressed in bacteria will not possess post-translational modifications, e.g. phosphorylation or glycosylation; eukaryotic expression systems are needed .