Effect of promoter strength and signal sequence on the periplasmic expression of human interferon-2b in Escherichia coli
Ramanan, Ramakrishnan Nagasundara and Wong, Bee Tik and Memari, Hamid Rajabi and Azaman, Siti Nor Ani and Tau, Chuan Ling and Beng, Ti Tey and Mohd Lila, Mohd Azmi and Abdullah, Mohd Puad and Abdul Rahim, Raha and Ariff, Arbakariya (2010) Effect of promoter strength and signal sequence on the periplasmic expression of human interferon-2b in Escherichia coli. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9 (3). pp. 285-292. ISSN 1684–5315
Two plasmids, pFLAG-ATS and pET 26b(+), were studied for the periplasmic expression of recombinant human interferon-2b (IFN-2b) in Escherichia coli. The pFLAG-ATS contains ompA signal sequence and tac promoter while pET 26b(+) contains pelB signal sequence and T7lac promoter. It was observed that periplasmic expression of IFN-2b from pET 26b(+) was around 3000 times higher than pFLAGATS. Difference in the expression level was attributed to the difference in the promoters and the signal sequences. In silico analysis of mRNA secondary structures were analyzed using Vienna RNA package and MFOLD. The results suggested that the increase of expression would mainly due to the difference in the translation initiation associated with secondary structure of mRNA transcribed by both plasmids.
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