MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 333, 2021The 18th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||08 January 2021|
Production of Influenza Virus Proteins Using Recombinant Insect Cells
Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1–1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657–8501, Japan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Influenza vaccines have long been manufactured in embryonated chicken eggs. This method has some problems such as a long production period (about 6 months) and use of large amounts of infectious pathogens. Recently, the production of recombinant subunit vaccines using the baculovirus–insect cell system has been extensively investigated. In this system, viral immunodominant components can be produced more rapidly and in a larger scale than in the conventional egg-based process. However, continuous production is virtually impossible because infection of recombinant baculovirus results in the death of host insect cells. In the present study, we established stably transformed insect cells that secreted influenza virus-like particles (VLPs) consisting of hemagglutinin (HA), the major protective antigen of influenza A virus, and matrix protein 1 (M1), another structural protein of the virus. Hemagglutination assay and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) suggested that HA produced by recombinant insect cells kept the hemagglutination activity and the morphology of the VLPs was similar to that of wild type influenza virus particles.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.