Journal article

Human group II phospholipase A2 expressed in Trichoplusia ni larvae--isolation and kinetic properties of the enzyme.

NM Tremblay, BP Kennedy, IP Street, WJ Kaupp, F Laliberté, PK Weech

Protein Expr Purif | Published : 1993


Human secreted synovial fluid/platelet-type group II phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) was expressed in Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper) larvae and cultured Sf9 insect cells by infection with a recombinant baculovirus. Active sPLA2, with correct N-terminal proteolytic processing, was not secreted by Sf9 cells in culture. The enzyme was isolated from their homogenate without any need for refolding or renaturation of the protein. The enzyme was extracted from the 5000g pellet with 1 M KBr and isolated by chromatography on a cation exchange column followed by reverse-phase chromatography on a Butyl Aquapore column. The yield of active enzyme (25 micrograms/g insect) was comparable to yields obtained in ..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers