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Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 73, Issue 10, pp 1108–1113 | Cite as

Highly efficient expression of Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin B subunit in plants using potato virus X-based vector

  • N. V. Ravin
  • V. V. Kuprianov
  • L. A. Zamchuk
  • A. V. Kochetov
  • Yu. L. Dorokhov
  • J. G. Atabekov
  • K. G. Skryabin
Article

Abstract

A synthetic gene of the B-subunit of Escherichia coli heat-labile toxin, optimized for expression in plants, was designed and synthesized. The recombinant viral vector was constructed on the basis of potato virus X containing the LTB gene instead of the removed triple block of transport genes and the coat protein gene, which provides for LTB expression in plants. The vector is introduced into the plant cells during cell infiltration by agrobacteria incorporating a binary vector, the T-DNA region of which contains a cDNA copy of the recombinant viral genome. Under conditions of posttranscriptional gene silencing inhibition, the LTB yield in Nicotiana benthamiana plants is 1–2% of total soluble protein; in this case, LTB synthesized in plants forms pentameric complexes analogous to those found in the native toxin. The designed viral system of LTB transient expression can be used to obtain in plants a vaccine against enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.

Key words

plant as “biofactories” LTB vaccine viral vector 

Abbreviations

GFP

green fluorescent protein

LT

heat-labile toxin of Escherichia coli

LTB

B-subunit of Escherichia coli heat-labile toxin

PME

pectin methyl esterase

PTGS

post-transcriptional gene silencing

PVX

potato virus X

RDRP

RNA-dependent RNA polymerase

35S

35S RNA of cauliflower mosaic virus

sLTB

synthetic gene of LTB

Sgp

subgenomic RNA promoter

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. V. Ravin
    • 1
  • V. V. Kuprianov
    • 1
  • L. A. Zamchuk
    • 1
  • A. V. Kochetov
    • 2
  • Yu. L. Dorokhov
    • 3
  • J. G. Atabekov
    • 3
  • K. G. Skryabin
    • 1
  1. 1.Center “Bioengineering”Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Cytology and GeneticsSiberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Faculty of BiologyLomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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