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|Title:||Expression of human pyruvate carboxylase in insect cells using the baculovirus system|
John C. Wallace
University of Adelaide
|Keywords:||Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology|
|Citation:||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. Vol.316, No.1 (2004), 177-181|
|Abstract:||Constructs containing cDNA encoding human pyruvate carboxylase (PC) with and without a hexahistidine (6x His) tag at the N-terminal of the mature enzyme have been cloned under the control of the polyhedrin promoter. These two constructs were co-transfected with the baculovirus genome into Sf9 cells to produce recombinant baculoviruses harbouring human PC cDNA. The expression of human PC under the control of the polyhedrin promoter was found to be at its highest level at 4 days post-infection. The expressed material accounted for up to 70% of total cellular protein with 5% of this expressed material being found in the soluble fraction. The recombinant human 6x His-PC isolated with a purity of ∼50% using a Ni-NTA agarose column was found to have the specific activity of 7U/mg, which was similar to that produced from a 293T stable line [Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 266 (1999) 512]. This is the first report of a heterologous expression system for recombinant human PC. © 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2001-2005|
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