Detection of pET-vector encoded, recombinant S-tagged proteins using the monoclonal antibody ATOM-2

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Detection of pET-vector encoded, recombinant S-tagged proteins using the monoclonal antibody ATOM-2
J H Park; S Y Na; H H Lee; Y J Lee; Kil Lyong Kim
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Hybridoma, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 17-23
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The 15-meric S-tag is a truncated form of the S-peptide, which builds together with the 103 amino acid large S-protein the whole ribonuclease S-protein. Its small size and excessive solubility have made the S-tag an excellent fusion partner in the production of recombinant proteins, and a large variety of applications have been reported using the S-tag as a carrier. While S-tagged proteins were mostly detected and analyzed so far by use of their affinity to S-proteins, monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for this tag have been not available. The generation of antibodies specific for S-tagged proteins is expected to broaden the range of applications of such S-tag fused recombinant proteins, and in this context, a novel MAb termed ATOM-2 was generated that specifically binds S-tagged proteins, which have been expressed using pET-vectors. Antigen specificity of ATOM-2 was confirmed in Western blot and enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay analysis, and using a series of amino acid deletion mutants, the binding epitope of ATOM-2 was precisely mapped. This showed that ATOM-2 recognizes the C-terminal part of the 15-meric S-tag in context with a few residues of vector encoded sequences. The core sequence for ATOM-2 binding epitope is "His-Met-Asp-Ser-Pro-Asp-Leu-Gly-Thr," which is present in all pET-expression vectors encoding S-tag fusion proteins. Because the ATOM-2 binding region does not overlap with the S-protein binding sequence, a convenient tool is provided for the simultaneous or alternative detection, purification, and analysis of recombinant S-tagged proteins to conventional S-proteins.
Mary Ann Liebert
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