ABSTRACT: To clone the recombinant human islet neogenesis-associated protein (rhINGAP) gene for its secretory expression in Pichia pastoris.
INGAP gene was amplified with PCR and inserted between Xho I and EcoR I downstream sites of the alpha factor of the recombinant plasmid alpha/pUC18. The fusion gene of alpha factor and INGAP was subsequently inserted between BamH I and EcoR I sites of the plasmid pPIC9K of P. pastoris. After confirmation with restriction enzyme digestion and sequencing, the positive recombinant plasmid that integrated INGAP gene was linearized with Sal I digestion and transformed into the yeast host strain GS115 through electroporation. The yeast transformants that harbored the INGAP gene with high copies were selected with the auxotroph medium and G418, followed then by PCR verification of the positive transformants, from which the expression of recombinant human INGAP was induced with methanol as the only carbone source. The antigenic activity of the desired protein was then detected using Western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
The recombinant expression plasmid INGAP/pPIC9K was successfully constructed, and 3 positive transformants were obtained. The expressed protein showed good antigenic activity as confirmed by Western blotting and ELISA.
Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 08/2008; 28(7):1203-6.