INVESTIGADORES
RODRIGUEZ TALOU Julian
artículos
Título:
Expression of a KDEL-tagged dengue virus protein in cell suspension cultures of Nicotiana tabacum and Morinda citrifolia
Autor/es:
MARTÍNEZ CA; GIULIETTI AM; RODRÍGUEZ TALOU J
Revista:
PLANT CELL TISSUE AND ORGAN CULTURE
Editorial:
SPRINGER
Referencias:
Año: 2011 vol. 107 p. 97 - 97
ISSN:
0167-6857
Resumen:
The dengue virus envelope glycoprotein (DV-E) has been identified as a promising candidate for the development of a subunit vaccine and to provide an antigen for diagnostic kits. In this study, cell suspension cultures of Nicotiana tabacum and Morinda citrifolia were transformed and evaluated for production of the DV-E serotype 2 protein. The expression cassette consisted of the DV-E gene along with a signal peptide at its 5′ end. In addition, a KDEL endoplasmic retention sequence was included in a second construct to evaluate its influence on accumulation levels of the recombinant protein. Expression cassettes were sub-cloned into a binary vector pCAMBIA 1305.2, and transformation was carried out using Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Transformed cell lines of both N. tabacum and M. citrifolia accumulated DV-E protein, although those carrying the construct containing the KDEL sequence showed higher accumulation levels than those without. Overall, cell suspension cultures of N. tabacum were more suitable for dengue antigen production than those of M. citrifolia. The highest levels of protein accumulation (0.71 ± 0.06 mg DV-E/L) were observed in tobacco cell lines at 5 days of culture, corresponding to 0.3% of total soluble protein. The recombinant protein was reactive with anti-E antibodies