protein engineering

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protein engineering

[′prō‚tēn ‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(cell and molecular biology)
The design and construction of new proteins or enzymes with novel or desired functions by modifying amino acid sequences by using recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid technology.
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Richard has been an industry leader in engineering proteins to give them traits desirable in a pharmaceutical agent.
Our method of genetically engineering proteins to optimize their uptake and processing by antigen presenting cells is the same approach we have used in the development of Provenge(TM), our therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine that recently produced promising results in a Phase III clinical trial.

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