ABSTRACT: To express and secrete native HBscFv (anti-HBsAg single-chain Fv) in P. pastoris, HBscFv was amplified from plasmid pGEM-HBscFv, and then sub-cloned into expression vector pPICZalphaA. The resulting plasmid pPIC-HBscFv was linearized and transformed into P. pastoris GS115. The recombinant Pichia strains, identified by direct PCR and Zeocin-resistant screening of Pichia transformants, were cultured and induced with methanol. It was found that recombinant HBscFv, lead by alpha-factor, could be secreted into the culture supernatant to a level of 80mg/L. The bioactivity of Pichia produced HBscFv was confirmed by indirect ELISA, which also suggested that the bioactivity of HBscFv in the culture supernatant reached its peak in 72h and decreased in the late-stage of the induction. PAS staining suggests that HBscFv produced by yeast is poorly glycosylated or none-glycosylated protein.
Sheng wu gong cheng xue bao = Chinese journal of biotechnology 02/2003; 19(1):19-23.