DEVELOPMENT OF GENETICALLY ENCODED FLUORESCENT PROTEIN CONSTRUCTS OF HYPERTHERMOPHILIC MALTOSE-BINDING PROTEIN


Özyurt C., EVRAN S. , TELEFONCU A.

PREPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.44, no.2, pp.132-145, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10826068.2013.797436
  • Title of Journal : PREPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.132-145

Abstract

Circularly permuted green fluorescent protein (cGFP) was inserted into the hyperthermophilic maltose binding protein at two different locations. cGFP was inserted between amino acid residues 206 and 207, or fused to the N-terminal of maltose binding protein from Thermotoga maritima. The cloned DNA constructs were expressed in Escherichia coli cells, and purified by metal chelate affinity chromatography. Conformational change upon ligand binding was monitored by the increase in fluorescence intensity. Both of the fusion proteins developed significant fluorescence change at 0.5mM maltose concentration, whereas their maltose binding affinities and optimum incubation times were different. Fluorescent biosensors based on mesophilic maltose binding proteins have been described in the literature, but there is a growing interest in biosensors based on thermostable proteins. Therefore, the developed protein constructs could be models for thermophilic protein-based fluorescent biosensors.