What are recombinant proteins? How do bioreactors help in their production?
Any protein produced by the expression of recombinant DNA in a heterologous host, is called recombinant protein.
Bioreactors help in the production of r-proteins as:
(i) They act as vessels in which raw materials are biologically converted into specific products, individual enzymes etc. in large volumes by using microbial plant, animal or human cells.
(ii) A bioreactor provides the optimum conditions of temperature, ph, substrate, salts, vitamins for producing desired products.