Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 30, Issue 10, pp 1705–1711

Cloning and expression of a prion protein (PrP) gene from Korean bovine (Bos taurus coreanae) and production of rabbit anti-bovine PrP antibody

  • Wooseok Shin
  • Byungwoo Lee
  • Sungyoul Hong
  • Chongsuk Ryou
  • Moosik Kwon
Original Research Paper


A PrP gene, from a Korean bovine, exhibiting a nonsense and a missense polymorphism respectively at nucleotides 576 and 652 has been cloned. The latter resulted in Glu to Lys substitution at amino acid residue 218. After expression and purification of the recombinant bovine PrP (recBoPrP) with Glu218Lys substitution, a polyclonal antibody against this protein was raised. ELISA and Western blot analysis suggested that the recBoPrP obtained in this study had a unique conformation not presented in native PrPC, and the polyclonal antibody recognized PrP in a conformation dependent manner. These reagents will be valuable tools for studying PrP conformation.


Anti-bovine prion protein antibody Korean bovine Prion protein Prion protein gene 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wooseok Shin
    • 1
  • Byungwoo Lee
    • 1
  • Sungyoul Hong
    • 1
  • Chongsuk Ryou
    • 2
    • 3
  • Moosik Kwon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Genetic EngineeringSungkyunkwan UniversityChangan-Ku, SuwonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Sanders Brown Center on AgingUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, College of MedicineUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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