Expression, Purification, and Immobilization of Recombinant Tamavidin 2 Fusion Proteins

  • Yoshimitsu TakakuraEmail author
  • Naomi Oka
  • Masako Tsunashima
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1177)


Tamavidin 2 is a fungal avidin-like protein that binds biotin with high affinity. Unlike avidin or streptavidin, tamavidin 2 in soluble form is produced at high levels in Escherichia coli. In this chapter, we describe a method for immobilization and purification of recombinant proteins with the use of tamavidin 2 as an affinity tag. The protein fused to tamavidin 2 is tightly immobilized and simultaneously purified on biotinylated magnetic microbeads without loss of activity.

Key words

Affinity tag Biotin Escherichia coli Immobilization Purification Tamavidin 



The authors thank Dr. Toshihiko Komari for critical reading of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshimitsu Takakura
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Naomi Oka
    • 1
  • Masako Tsunashima
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Innovation CenterJapan Tobacco, Inc.IwataJapan
  2. 2.Leaf Tobacco Research CenterJapan Tobacco, Inc.OyamaJapan

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