Purification and characterization of an insect antibacterial peptide, defensin, expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae = Saccharomyces cerevisiae에서 발현한 곤충 항균펩티드, defensin의 정제 및 특성 조사

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Purification and characterization of an insect antibacterial peptide, defensin, expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae = Saccharomyces cerevisiae에서 발현한 곤충 항균펩티드, defensin의 정제 및 특성 조사
Author(s)
Dae Ook Kang; Jun-Won Lee; Bo Yeon KimJong Seog Ahn
Bibliographic Citation
Korean Journal of Life Sciences, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 483-489
Publication Year
2002
Abstract
We investigated the biochemical properties of insect defensin expressed and secreted from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The defensin showed extremely high resistance to boiling for up to 30 min and to pH values tested from 2.0 to 12.0. The treatment of defensin with various proteases abolished antibacterial activity. However, amylases, cellulase, lipase and catalase had no effect on the activity. The defensin was purified to homogeneity through ammonium sulfate concentration of culture supernatant, SP-Sepharose column chromatography and RP-HPLC. Tricin-SDS-PAGE analysis revealed that the molecular weight of the defensin was about 4.0 kDa. The antibacterial activity of the purified defensin was verified by renaturation of stained gel and gel pouring assay using Micrococcus luteus as a test organism.
Keyword
defensinSaccharomyces cerevisiaepurificationSP-Sepharose chromatographyHPLCheat resistnacepH resistance
ISSN
I000-0052
Publisher
South Korea
Type
Article
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Ochang Branch Institute > Anticancer Agent Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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