Comparative analysis of eukaryotic cell-Free expression systems

Emily M. Hartsough, Pankti Shah, Andrew C. Larsen, John C. Chaput

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Cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) allows researchers to rapidly generate functional proteins independent of cell culture. Although advances in eukaryotic lysates have increased the amount of protein that can be produced, the nuances of different translation systems lead to variability in protein production. To help overcome this problem, we have compared the relative yield and template requirements for three commonly used commercial cell-free translation systems: wheat germ extract (WGE), rabbit reticulocyte lysate (RRL), and HeLa cell lysate (HCL). Our results provide a general guide for researchers interested in using cell-free translation to generate recombinant protein for biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Cell-free translation
  • Recombinant protein synthesis
  • Translation enhancing elements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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