Stable expression of a fungal laccase protein using transplastomic tobacco

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Stable expression of a fungal laccase protein using transplastomic tobacco
S J Davarpana; Joon Woo Ahn; S M Ko; S H Jung; Y I Park; Jang Ryol Liu; Won Joong Jeong
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Plant Biotechnology Reports, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 305-312
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Laccase catalyzes the oxidation of various phenolic compounds that can be used in a wide range of industrial applications such as waste detoxification and the textile industry. In the present study, we generated transplastomic tobacco plants to develop a reliable commercial source of laccase production. The stability of the laccase protein in the transgenic plants was increased by using the enhancer sequence from green fluorescent protein, resulting in three independent lines with high levels of laccase accumulation (up to 2 % of total protein); significant laccase activity, however, was not detected. Interestingly, the transplastomic lines showed slightly retarded vegetative growth, with a light green leaf color in comparison with the control, which may be attributable to copper deficiency induced by ligand chelation by abundantly produced laccase. These results suggest that the tobacco chloroplast is an efficient system for the mass production of laccase protein, but further studies are needed to obtain active enzyme.
Heterologous expressionHomoplasmyLaccaseTransplastomic plant
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