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Cloned Hemoglobin Genes Enhance Growth Of CellsExperiments show that portable deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences incorporated into host cells make them produce hemoglobins - oxygen-binding proteins essential to function of red blood cells. Method useful in several biotechnological applications. One, enhancement of growth of cells at higher densities. Another, production of hemoglobin to enhance supplies of oxygen in cells, for use in chemical reactions requiring oxygen, as additive to serum to increase transport of oxygen, and for binding and separating oxygen from mixtures of gases.
Document ID
19910000030
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Khosla, Chaitan (Caltech)
Bailey, James E. (Caltech)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 15
Issue: 1
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
NPO-17517
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.