J Korean Soc Virol.  1997 Dec;27(2):151-160.

Expression and Antigenicity of Replicase Protein from Snow Mountain-like Caliciviruses,Korean Isolates

Abstract

In view of the potential of replicase protein as a diagnostic reagent for human caliciviruses (HuCVs), we have cloned and over-expressed this gene from the Snow Mountain-like Korean strains in Escherichia coli as a fusion protein with glutathione S-transferase (GST, and described the preliminary antigenic characterization of the recombinant products. Each 470bp fragment corresponding to highly conserved region of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase was generated by RT-PCR from stools of two diarrheal children, cloned in pMOSBlue T-vector, and subcloned between the EcoRI and SalI restriction sites of pGEX-47-3, a GST gene fusion vector, yielding pGCVpol. This construct expressed a Snow Mountain-like HuCV replicate under the control of the IPTG-inducible pac promoter. An extract prepared by sonication of the E. coli cell inclusion bodies bearing pGCVpol products was purified and analyzed by SDS-PAGE. After Coomassie blue staining, it was shown that the recombinant replicase migrated on the gels with an approximate molecular mass of 46.5 kDa, that was subsequently cleaved into a 26 kDa GST fragment and a 20.5 kDa replicase protein upon digestion with thrombin protease. The replicase was recognized on immunoblotting with the sera from symptomatic children with the HuCV-associated diarrhea but not by asymptomatic sera from adults. The results presented the first biological activity of individually expressed HuCV replicase subunit and provided important reagents for diagnosis of HuCV infection.


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Adult
Child
Clone Cells
Diagnosis
Diarrhea
Digestion
Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel
Escherichia coli
Gels
Gene Fusion
Glutathione Transferase
Humans
Immunoblotting
Inclusion Bodies
Indicators and Reagents
RNA Replicase
Snow*
Sonication
Staphylococcal Protein A
Thrombin
Gels
Glutathione Transferase
Indicators and Reagents
RNA Replicase
Staphylococcal Protein A
Thrombin
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