Expression, Purification, and Immunological Characterization of Cr PI
An efficient preparation of Periplaneta americana nymphae allergen, Cr PI (54 kDa) is described. It was expressed as a GST-tag fusion protein in Escherichia coli, strain BL21 (DE3). Expression of recombinant Cr PI (rCr PI), denaturation/ renaturation of the inclusion bodies and the effects of protein and L-arginine concentration on inclusion body aggregation were optimized. The fusion protein was purified by affinity chromatography and size exclusion chromatography, and Cr PI fusion protein was purified to >95%. rCr PI bound strongly to IgE in the sera of individuals with cockroach allergies as shown by western blot and ELISA. Highly refolded and purified recombinant protein was obtained, providing a basis for the large-scale preparation of Cr PI allergen.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-09-01
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