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Recombinant Production of Crab Antimicrobial Protein Scygonadin Expressed as Thioredoxin and SUMO Fusions in Escherichia coli.
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PMID:  23344942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Scygonadin is an antimicrobial protein isolated from the mud crab, Scylla serrate. The mature protein comprises 102 amino acids and has a theoretical molecular weight of 11,272 Da. The protein's specific expression pattern strongly suggests that it plays a role in reproductive immunity. In this study, I developed a protocol for producing recombinant scygonadin in Escherichia coli. The target protein was expressed as both thioredoxin and SUMO fusions, and released by TEV and SUMO protease-mediated cleavages, respectively. In either case, the liberated scygonadin was separated from its carrier using a HisTrap HP column. From thioredoxin and SUMO fusion constructs, 32.7 and 29.2 mg target protein per liter of culture was obtained, respectively. The described protocol provides an effective means for producing scygonadin in relatively large quantities, which facilities its further characterization.
Authors:
Yifeng Li
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-24
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Title:  Applied biochemistry and biotechnology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1559-0291     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8208561     Medline TA:  Appl Biochem Biotechnol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Protein Production Core Facility, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA, yifgli@gmail.com.
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