Isotope labeling in insect cells

Krishna Saxena, Arpana Dutta, Judith Klein-Seetharaman, Harald Schwalbe

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Recent years have seen remarkable progress in applying nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to proteins that have traditionally been difficult to study due to issues with folding, posttranslational modification, and expression levels or combinations thereof. In particular, insect cells have proved useful in allowing large quantities of isotope-labeled, functional proteins to be obtained and purified to homogeneity, allowing study of their structures and dynamics by using NMR. Here, we provide protocols that have proven successful in such endeavors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProtein NMR Techniques
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Baculovirus
  • Insect cells
  • Isotope labeling
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Recombinant protein expression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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