Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 207–210 | Cite as

Overexpression of archaeal proteins in Escherichia coli

  • Rosalind Kim
  • Steve J. Sandler
  • Stanley Goldman
  • Hisao Yokota
  • Alvin J. Clark
  • Sung-Hou Kim
Article

Abstract

Six archaeal proteins containing a high number of Escherichia coli rare codons in their genes were not well expressed in E. coli. These genes showed a five to twenty-fold increase in production when expressed in the presence of a plasmid harboring and expressing the argU and ileX genes encoding rare tRNAs (tRNA arg(de)AGA/AGG and tRNA ile(de)AUA. © Rapid Science Ltd. 1998

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosalind Kim
    • 1
  • Steve J. Sandler
    • 2
  • Stanley Goldman
    • 1
  • Hisao Yokota
    • 1
  • Alvin J. Clark
    • 2
  • Sung-Hou Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Structural Biology Department, Physical Biosciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Department of ChemistryUniversity of California BerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Molecular and Cell BiologyUniversity of California BerkeleyUSA

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