[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: To study the TaSP polymorphism in three Chinese isolates of Theileria annulata.
The isolates from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were cultured in RPMI 1640 medium. TaSP gene was amplified from genomic DNA extracted from schizonts using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequenced. Its amino acid sequence comparison was carried out with Clustal W2 multiple sequence alignment program. Molecular component and motif prediction were performed with online servers.
The comparison of TaSP amino acid sequences of the three isolates showed that the central region (aa position 38-161) predicted to be the highly immunogenetic domain was polymorphic both in size and amino acid sequence, while the N-terminal (first 37 aa) and C-terminal (last 154 aa) parts were strongly conserved. Phylogenetic analysis and percentage identity revealed that the Chinese isolates were closely related to the isolates from Turkey, but quite different from those of India, Morocco and Tunisia. More importantly, variability was noticed among Chinese isolates, which caused both the location and number's differences of motif (casein kinase II phosphorylation sites) among three TaSP sequences.
TaSP polymorphism exists in the Chinese isolates of T. annulata.
Full-text Article · Jun 2010 · Zhongguo ji sheng chong xue yu ji sheng chong bing za zhi = Chinese journal of parasitology & parasitic diseases
[Show abstract][Hide abstract]ABSTRACT: A pair of specific primers was designed based on the reported Bm86 gene of Boophilus microplus,the Bm86 gene was cloned by PCR using the plasmid pMD18-T-Bm86 as templates, and subcloned into the prokaryotic plasmid pGEX-4T-1. The recombined plasmid was transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3) and followed by expression of the protein induced by different concentration of IPTG for different time. SDS-PAGE showed that the recombinant plasmid pGEX-4T-1/Bm86 expressed a fusion protein Bm86-GST (Mr 94 000) after being induced with IPTG. High level expression of Bm86-GST was found at 1 mmol/L IPTG condition a fter incubation for 8 h at 37 degree C, and the expression level of the recombinant Bm86-GST reached up to 29% of total E coli proteins Western-blotting analysis showed that the recombinant Bm86-GST was recognized by the rabbit anti-B. microplus positive serum.
Article · Dec 2009 · Zhongguo ji sheng chong xue yu ji sheng chong bing za zhi = Chinese journal of parasitology & parasitic diseases