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membrane protein purification

Mamoru Oshiki, Ryota Takagi, Masashi Hatamoto, Takashi Yamaguchi, Nobuo Araki
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October 21, 2016: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
Nathan J Alves, Kendrick B Turner, Kyle A DiVito, Michael A Daniele, Scott A Walper
To facilitate the rapid purification of bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), we developed two plasmid constructs that utilize a truncated, transmembrane protein to present an exterior histidine repeat sequence. We chose OmpA, a highly abundant porin protein, as the protein scaffold and utilized the lac promoter to allow for inducible control of the epitope-presenting construct. OMVs containing mutant OmpA-His6 were purified directly from Escherichia coli culture media on an immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) Ni-NTA resin...
October 20, 2016: Research in Microbiology
Yann Desfougères, Jean-Michel Poitou, Henri Wróblewski, Laure Béven
Spiralin is the most abundant protein of several species of spiroplasmas, helical, motile bacteria pathogenic for arthropods and plants. This amphiphilic protein is anchored to the outer face of the plasma membrane by a lipoylated N-terminal cysteine. Although spiroplasma pathogenicity in mammals is controversial, it was shown that spiralin is highly immunogenic and endowed with immunomodulatory activity. In this paper, we describe a high performance method for the purification of Spiroplasma melliferum spiralin under non-denaturing conditions...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Khoa Nguyen, Michael Vaughn, Paul Frymier, Barry D Bruce
The reduction rate of photo-oxidized Photosystem I (PSI) with various natural and artificial electron donors have been well studied by transient absorption spectroscopy. The electron transfer rate from various donors to P700(+) has been measured for a wide range of photosynthetic organisms encompassing cyanobacteria, algae, and plants. PSI can be a limiting component due to tedious extraction and purification methods required for this membrane protein. In this report, we have determined the in vivo, intracellular cytochrome c 6 (cyt c 6)/PSI ratio in Thermosynechococcus elongatus (T...
October 13, 2016: Photosynthesis Research
O K Savushkina, E B Tereshkina, T A Prokhorova, E A Vorob'eva, I S Boksha, G Sh Burbaeva
AIM: To compare patterns of brain isoform creatine phosphokinase (CPK B) distributions in post-mortem brain from patients with schizophrenia (Sch) and patients with somatic diseases (controls). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Extracts of readily soluble and membrane-associated proteins were prepared from post-mortem samples of prefrontal cortex (Brodmann area 10), anterior (area 24) and posterior (area 23) cingulate cortex, hippocampus and cerebellum cortex from patients with Sch and control group (the samples were matched by age and postmortem interval)...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Christine Faulkner, Emmanuelle M F Bayer
Plasmodesmata (PD) are plasma membrane lined pores that cross the plant cell wall and connect adjacent cells. Plasmodesmata are composed of elements of the endoplasmic reticulum, plasma membrane, cytosol, and cell wall and thus, as multicomposite structures that are embedded in the cell wall, they are notoriously difficult to isolate from whole plant tissue. However, understanding PD structure, function, and regulation necessitates identification of their molecular components and therefore proteomic and lipidomic analyses of PD fractions are an essential strategy for plasmodesmal biology...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
William C Plaxton
Leucoplasts are colorless plastids of nonphotosynthetic plant tissues that support a variety of anabolic roles, particularly the biosynthesis of long-chain fatty acids in storage tissues of developing oil seeds. They also perform other important metabolic functions including the biosynthesis of amino acids and tetrapyrrole compounds. Leucoplasts use a complex set of membrane carriers and channels to actively translocate nuclear-encoded precursor proteins from the cytosol, while exchanging various metabolites with the cytosol...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Sinéad M Smith
Although membrane proteins account for approximately 30 % of the coding regions of all sequenced genomes and play crucial roles in many fundamental cell processes, there are relatively few membranes with known 3D structure. This is likely due to technical challenges associated with membrane protein extraction, solubilization, and purification. Membrane proteins are classified based on the level of interaction with membrane lipid bilayers, with peripheral membrane proteins associating noncovalently with the membrane, and integral membrane proteins associating more strongly by means of hydrophobic interactions...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Andrew Scott, Marek J Noga, Paul de Graaf, Ilja Westerlaken, Esengul Yildirim, Christophe Danelon
The goal of bottom-up synthetic biology culminates in the assembly of an entire cell from separate biological building blocks. One major challenge resides in the in vitro production and implementation of complex genetic and metabolic pathways that can support essential cellular functions. Here, we show that phospholipid biosynthesis, a multiple-step process involved in cell membrane homeostasis, can be reconstituted starting from the genes encoding for all necessary proteins. A total of eight E. coli enzymes for acyl transfer and headgroup modifications were produced in a cell-free gene expression system and were co-translationally reconstituted in liposomes...
2016: PloS One
John Joseph Keating, Joseph Imbrogno, Georges Belfort
The fundamentals and applications of polymer brush modified membranes are reviewed. This new class of synthetic membranes is explored with an emphasis on tuning the membrane performance through polymer brush grafting. This work highlights the intriguing performance characteristics of polymer brush modified membranes in a variety of separations. Polymer brushes are a versatile and effective means in designing membranes for applications in protein adsorption and purification, colloid stabilization, sensors, water purification, pervaporation of organic compounds, gas separations, and as stimuli responsive materials...
October 6, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Qiong Liu, Qing Liu, Jie Yi, Kang Liang, Bo Hu, Xiangmin Zhang, Roy Curtiss, Qingke Kong
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) isolated from Salmonella Typhimurium are potentially useful for developing subunit vaccines because of high immunogenicity and protective efficacy. However, flagella might remain in OMV pellets following OMV purification, resulting in non-essential immune responses and counteraction of bacterial protective immune responses when developing a vaccine against infection of multiple serotypes Salmonella. In this study, a flagellin-deficient S. Typhimurium mutant was constructed. Lipopolysaccharide profiles, protein profiles and cryo-electron microscopy revealed that there were no significant differences between the wild-type and mutant OMVs, with the exception of a large amount of flagellin in the wild-type OMVs...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
Kerrie A Morrison, Aneel Akram, Ashlyn Mathews, Zoeya A Khan, Jaimin H Patel, Chumin Zhou, David John Hardy, Charles Moore-Kelly, Roshani Patel, Victor Odiba, Tim Knowles, Masood-Ul-Hassan Javed, Nikola P Chmel, Timothy R Dafforn, Alice Jane Rothnie
The use of styrene maleic acid (SMA) co-polymers to extract and purify transmembrane proteins, whilst retaining their native bilayer environment, overcomes many of the disadvantages associated with conventional detergent based procedures. This approach has huge potential for the future of membrane protein structural and functional studies. In this investigation we have systematically tested a range of commercially available SMA polymers, varying in both the ratio of styrene to maleic acid and in total size, for the ability to extract, purify and stabilise transmembrane proteins...
September 30, 2016: Biochemical Journal
Raja Ghosh
Columns with relatively short bed-height to diameter ratios are frequently used for process-scale chromatography applications such as biopharmaceutical purification. Non-uniform flow distribution within such columns could result in broad and poorly resolved eluted peaks, which could in turn affect purity, recovery and productivity of the process. Different strategies centered on improved column header design have been proposed for addressing this problem. This paper describes a radically different approach, i...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
Geert A Martens, Veerle De Punt, Geert Stangé
We quantified rat and human beta cell proteomes by LC-MS/MS searching for cell surface markers. In human beta cells, CD99 ranked among the plasma membrane proteins that associate a high molar abundance, to a relative degree of selectivity to the endocrine cells of the islets of Langerhans. Therefore, we investigated CD99's applicability as anchor for islet endocrine cell purification. We studied CD99 gene and protein expression by microarray, LC-MS/MS, Western blotting, flow cytometry and immunofluorescence and developed a protocol for magnetic bead-mediated beta cell enrichment from human pancreas digests using available anti-CD99 antibodies...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Stefanie Fischer, Kerstin Cornils, Thomas Speiseder, Anita Badbaran, Rudolph Reimer, Daniela Indenbirken, Adam Grundhoff, Bärbel Brunswig-Spickenheier, Malik Alawi, Claudia Lange
The biological relevance of extracellular vesicles (EV) in intercellular communication has been well established. Thus far, proteins and RNA were described as main cargo. Here, we show that EV released from human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stromal cells (BM-hMSC) also carry high-molecular DNA in addition. Extensive EV characterization revealed this DNA mainly associated with the outer EV membrane and to a smaller degree also inside the EV. Our EV purification protocol secured that DNA is not derived from apoptotic or necrotic cells...
2016: PloS One
Pedro F N Souza, Ilka M Vasconcelos, Fredy D A Silva, Frederico B Moreno, Ana C O Monteiro-Moreira, Luciana M R Alencar, Angélica S G Abreu, Jeanlex S Sousa, José T A Oliveira
Hospital-acquired infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria threaten the lives of many citizens all over the world. Discovery of new agents to hinder bacterial development would have a significant impact on the treatment of infections. Here, the purification and characterization of Rc-2S-Alb, a protein that belongs to the 2S albumin family, from Ricinus communis seed cake, are reported. Rc-2S-Alb was purified after protein extraction with Tris-HCl buffer, pH 7.5, fractionation by ammonium sulfate (50-75%), and chromatography on Phenyl-Sepharose and DEAE-Sepharose...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Natural Products
Xiu-Li Cao, Xing Zhang, Yu-Fei Zhang, Yi-Zhe Zhang, Chang-Geng Song, Fan Liu, Yi-Yang Hu, Min-Hua Zheng, Hua Han
Ttyh1 is a murine homolog of the Drosophila Tweety and is predicted as a five-pass transmembrane protein. The Ttyh1 mRNA is expressed in mouse brain tissues with a restricted pattern and in human glioma cells. Ttyh1 protein may function as a large-conductance chloride channel, however, the role of Ttyh1 in normal neural development and tumorigenesis has been largely unknown, at least partially due to the lack of effective antibodies. Here we report the expression in E. coli and purification of two recombinant Ttyh1 protein fragments corresponding to one of the predicted extracellular domains and the carboxyl terminus of the mouse Ttyh1...
September 24, 2016: Protein Expression and Purification
Jin Zeng, Fuyang Song, Yi Yang, Chenjie Ma, Guangcun Deng, Yong Li, Yujiong Wang, Xiaoming Liu
Introduction. Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) beta2 toxin (CPB2) is an important virulent factor of necrotic enteritis in both animals and humans. However, studies of its pathogenic roles and functional mechanisms have been hampered due to the difficulty of purification and lack of specific antibodies against this toxin. Methods. A recombinant His-tagged C. perfringens beta2 (rCPB2) toxin and monoclonal antibodies (McAbs) against CPB2 were generated and characterized by assays of cytotoxicity, immunoblotting, ELISA, neutralization, and immunofluorescence...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
James A Letts, Gianluca Degliesposti, Karol Fiedorczuk, Mark Skehel, Leonid A Sazanov
NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I) is the largest (~1 MDa) and the least characterized complex of the mitochondrial electron transport chain (ETC). Due to the ease of sample availability, previous work has focused almost exclusively on bovine complex I. However, only medium-resolution structural analyses of this complex have been reported. Working with other mammalian complex I homologues is a potential approach for overcoming these limitations. Due to the inherent difficulty of expressing large membrane protein complexes screening of complex I homologues is limited to large mammals reared for human consumption...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Kristopher W Kolewe, Kerianne M Dobosz, Katrina A Rieger, Chia-Chih Chang, Todd Emrick, Jessica D Schiffman
In this study, we exploit the excellent fouling resistance of polymer zwitterions and present electrospun nanofiber mats surface functionalized with poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (polyMPC). This zwitterionic polymer coating maximizes the accessibility of the zwitterion to effectively limit biofouling on nanofiber membranes. Two facile, scalable methods yielded a coating on cellulose nanofibers: (i) a two-step sequential deposition featuring dopamine polymerization followed by the physioadsorption of polyMPC, and (ii) a one-step codeposition of polydopamine (PDA) with polyMPC...
October 6, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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