ABSTRACT: To construct a prokaryotic expression vector of human tau multiepitope peptide for examining the immunogenicity of a TauP1/P2 DNA vaccine in mice using the expressed product.
The coding sequence of Tau multiepitope peptide gene was amplified from the plasmid pVAX1-Tau by PCR and inserted into the prokaryotic expression vector pGEX-4T-2 to construct the recombinant plasmid pGEX-4T-2-TauP1/P2. The positive recombinants were transformed into E.coli BL21 cells, and the expression of fusion protein GST-TauP1/P2 was induced by IPTG and identified by SDS-PAGE. Mice was immunized with TauP1/P2 DNA vaccine and the production of the specific antibodies was detected by Dot-blot analysis using the purified fusion protein.
A gene fragment 300 bp in length was amplified. Enzyme digestion and DNA sequencing verified correct construction of the prokaryotic expression plasmid pGEX-4T-2-TauP1/P2. The expression of target fusion protein GST-TauP1/P2 was detected by SDS-PAGE. Specific antibodies against TauP1/P2 were detected in the serum of mice immunized with the DNA vaccine using GST-TauP1/P2 fusion protein.
The constructed prokaryotic expression plasmid of human Tau multiepitope peptide is capable of expressing the target fusion protein, which specifically recognizes the specific antibodies against TauP1/P2 in mice immunized with TauP1/P2 DNA vaccine.
Nan fang yi ke da xue xue bao = Journal of Southern Medical University 02/2012; 32(2):185-8.