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Overproduction and Purification of C Protein, the Late Gene Transcription Activator from Phage Mu

Ramesh, V and De, Amitabha and Nagaraja, V (1994) Overproduction and Purification of C Protein, the Late Gene Transcription Activator from Phage Mu. In: Protein Expression and Purification, 5 (4). pp. 379-384.

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Abstract

We report here the high-level overproduction and single-step purification for the C protein of bacteriophage Mu. Attempts to secrete the protein using the pelB signal sequence, in a T7 expression system, failed to yield the processed product. Moreover, the overexpressed fusion protein was inactive in DNA binding assays. In order to obtain the native protein, the sequences coding for the signal peptide were removed. The clones thus obtained upon induction overproduced the C protein, a significant amount of which was present in the S20 pellet fraction. The protein was recovered from this pellet by high salt extraction and purified by specific immunoaffinity chromatography. The purified protein was active in DNA binding assay. The final yield of the protein was 9 mg of approximately 95% purity from 1 g wet wt cells.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Academic Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2411

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