UNIT 5.4 Overview of the Baculovirus Expression System

  1. Cheryl Isaac Murphy1,
  2. Helen Piwnica-Worms2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.ps0504s00

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Murphy, C. I. and Piwnica-Worms, H. 2001. Overview of the Baculovirus Expression System. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 00:5.4:5.4.1–5.4.4.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Cambridge Biotech Corporation, Worcester, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JUN 1995


Baculoviruses have emerged as a popular system for overproducing recombinant proteins in eukaryotic cells. This overview unit describes the baculovirus life cycle and expression system, and also provides information on vectors and protocols for using the baculovirus expression system.