November 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Ohio University Awarded Patent for Kieliszewski Work on Plant Genes

A U.S. patent was issued to Ohio University on Oct. 28 for “Synthetic genes for plant gums and other hydroxyproline-rich glycoproteins.” The inventor is Dr. Marcia J. Kieliszewsk, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Dr. Marcia Kieliszewski

Dr. Marcia Kieliszewski

Abstract: “A new approach in the field of plant gums is described which presents a new solution to the production of hydroxyproline(Hyp)-rich glycoproteins (HRGPs), repetitive proline-rich proteins (RPRPs) and arabinogalactan-proteins (AGPs). The expression of synthetic genes designed from repetitive peptide sequences of such glycoproteins, including the peptide sequences of gum arabic glycoprotein (GAGP), is taught in host cells, including plant host cells.”

The patent was filed on May 31, 2011, under Application No. 13/149,016. United States Patent no. 8,871,468, issued on Oct. 28, was assigned to Ohio University (Athens, Ohio).

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