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Recombinant production, purification and characterization of vessel dilator in E. coli

Abbasian, M., Eslampanah Seyedi, H.A., Sayed Tabatabaei, B.E., Arab-Bafrani, Z., Mofid, M.R. and Zareie, R. (2017) Recombinant production, purification and characterization of vessel dilator in E. coli. Protein Expression and Purification, 129 . pp. 75-83.

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Vessel dilator is a 3.9-KDa potent anticancer peptide and a valuable candidate in the treatment of conditions such as congestive heart failure and acute renal failure amongst others. Here we report the recombinant production of vessel dilator in Escherichia coli. Three different synthetic ORF's dubbed VDI, VDII and VDIII, each encoding a trimmer of the vessel dilator peptide attached to a His tag sequence at their C- terminal, were synthesized and placed in pET21c expression vectors. The highest yield, following expression in E. coli BL21 (DE3), was recorded with VDII that carried the shortest fusion partner. Subsequent to the initial capture of the fusion protein by a Ni affinity column, the vessel dilator monomers were cleaved by trypsin treatment, and further purified to at least 90% homogeneity by anion exchange chromatography. De-novo sequencing and in vivo anticancer activity tests were used to verify the peptide sequence and its biological activity, respectively. The final yield was estimated to be approximately 15 mg of the purified vessel dilator per gram wet weight of the bacterial cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Academic Press
Copyright: © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
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