Recombinant fusion proteins of protein A and protein G with glutathione S-transferase as reporter molecules.
AM Lew, DJ Beck, LM Thomas
Journal of Immunological Methods | Published : 1991
The regions encoding the IgG-binding domains of protein A (PA) and protein G (PG) were cloned into the bacterial expression vector pGEX. Both proteins were expressed in Escherichia coli as fusion proteins with glutathione S-transferase (PA-GST and PG-GST) and were found to be soluble, abundant and easily purified in one step from the bacterial lysate by affinity chromatography on immobilized glutathione. Yields of 50 mg/litre of cultures were obtained. Both purified fusion proteins were shown to be functional in a variety of immunochemical procedures. In radial diffusion tests, PA-GST precipitated IgG from human, squirrel monkey, rabbit, dog, cat and pig but not mouse, sheep, goat, cow, hors..View full abstract