Novel vectors for the convenient cloning and expression of In vivo biotinylated proteins in Escherichia coli

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Title
Novel vectors for the convenient cloning and expression of In vivo biotinylated proteins in Escherichia coli
Author(s)
Eun Wie Cho; Jung Hyun Park; Shin Young Na; Kil Lyong Kim
Bibliographic Citation
BMB Reports, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 497-501
Publication Year
1999
Abstract
Biotinylation of recombinant proteins is a powerful tool for the detection and analysis of proteins of interest in a large variety of assay systems. The recent development of in vivo biotinylation techniques in E. coli has opened new possibilities for the production of site-specifically biotinylated proteins without the need for further manipulation after the isolation of the recombinantly expressed proteins. In the present study, a novel vector set was generated which allows the convenient cloning and expression of proteins of interest fused with an N-terminal in vivo biotinylated thioredoxin (TRX) protein. These vectors were derived from the previously reported pBIOTRX vector into which was incorporated part of the pBluescript II+ phagemid multiple cloning site (MCS), amplified by PCR using a pair of sophisticated oligonucleotide primers. The functionality of these novel vectors was examined in this system by recombinant expression of rat transforming growth factor-β. Western-blot analysis using TRX-specific antibodies or peroxidase- conjugated streptavidin confirmed the successful induction of the fusion protein and the in vivo conjugation of biotin molecules, respectively. The convenience of molecular subcloning provided by the MCS and the effective in vivo biotinylation of proteins of interest makes this novel vector set an interesting alternative for the production of biotinylated proteins.
Keyword
In vivo biotinylationFusion proteinTGF-βThioredoxin
ISSN
1225-8687
Publisher
South Korea
Type
Article
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Division of Biomedical Research > Rare Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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