Cellulose-Affinity Isolation of Vaccine Candidate Antigens from Transgenic Plants
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 1-10
Received: Jan. 31, 2017; Accepted: Dec. 7, 2017; Published: Jan. 2, 2018
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HMM Tariq Hossain, Department of Agronomy, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Kwan Yong Choi, Department of Convergence Biotechnology, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea
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Apart from tradition, the biospecific affinity isolation has become one of the most rapidly growing concerns with cellulose binding domains (CBDs), a high-capacity tag for cost-effective purifications of fusion proteins. We report here a new strategy optimized for isolation of two fusion proteins, the FGF-1 (a human functional protein) and the H5N1 (a vaccine candidate antigen) tagged with CBD were grown in transient Nicotiana benthamiana and transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana respectively. A notable fraction of the recombinant proteins was lost through plant debris pelleted from the plant-slurry made. However, this issue was resolved by adjusting tissue-to-buffer ratios with 1:10 and 1:15 in those plants respectively. Washing efficiencies were improved by agitating column beds with acidic buffer (20mM NaAc. pH 4.0) in Nicotiana and alkaline buffer (10mM Tris-base pH 8.0) in Arabidopsis. Adsorption and coupling of tagged proteins on cellulose matrices were affected by the buffer-logged resins. The column-beds, after pumping the moisture out, showed efficient in binding of antigens with almost no losses detected by immunoblot signals. The bound antigens were released efficiently from the cellulose matrices by 1% Cellobiose and 2% Triethylamine respectively. The successive purifications of these antigenic proteins with identical tags likely indicate the efficiency of the proposed strategy in providing a generic and cost-effective method to purify fusion proteins propagated in transgenic plants.
CBD Tag, Vaccine Antigens, Affinity Separation, Plant
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HMM Tariq Hossain, Kwan Yong Choi, Cellulose-Affinity Isolation of Vaccine Candidate Antigens from Transgenic Plants, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.cbe.20180301.11
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