Cloning, expression, and spectral analysis of mouse betatrophin
Background: Betatrophin, a novel secretory protein from liver and fatty tissues, is believed to be involved in lipid and glucose metabolism. However, its precise physiological role remains unclear. Here, we report the cloning, expression, and purification steps of mouse betatrophin in a prokaryotic system, followed by its structural analysis. Methods: Specific cloning primers were used to amplify the coding sequence of mouse liver betatrophin. The product was cloned into pET28 and expressed in E.coli BL21 (DE3) cells. The suitability of the refolding procedure was assessed by determining secondary structures of the initial and refolded proteins using circular dichroism spectroscopy. Results: The polymerase chain reaction resulted in a 549 bp nucleotide sequence, encoding a 183 amino acid polypeptide, with an apparent molecular weight of 21 kDa, which was expressed in an inclusion body. Following an optimization and refolding procedure, the recombinant protein was purified by anion exchange and metal affinity chromatography. CD spectra revealed that the refolded protein has suitable configuration. Conclusion: We believe that the produced betatrophin is suitable for further biochemical studies on glucose and lipid metabolism.
Betatrophin is a member of the angiopoietin-like (ANGPTL) family that has been implicated in both triglyceride and glucose metabolism. The physiological functions and molecular targets of this protein remain largely unknown; hence, a purified available protein would aid study of the exact role of betatrophin in lipid or glucose metabolism. In this study, we cloned the full-length cDNA of betatr...متن کامل
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Isolation, molecular cloning and expression analysis of Aeluropus littoralis Monodehydroascorbate reductase (MDHAR) gene under salt stress
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the west of esfahan province, iran, is one of the most important agricultural areas throughout the country due to the climate variability and life-giving water of zayanderood river. rice is one of the major and economic crops in this area. the most important climatic elements in agricultural activities which should be considered include temperature, relative humidity, precipitation and wind. so...15 صفحه اول
دوره 31 شماره 1
صفحات 693- 698
تاریخ انتشار 2017-01
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