Human PYY(3-36) (hPYY3-36) is a 34 amino acid hormone that has received a great deal of attention due to its effects on appetite regulation. hPYY(3-36) was modified at the N-terminus with an octahistidine tag and factor Xa protease sequence along with the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) tag and expressed in Escherichia coli. The protein was purified from clarified E. coli lysate by immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) with a yield of 30 ± 7 mg/L of induced culture returned as an average over seven runs, and its identity was confirmed by Western blot and hPYY antibody recognition. The SUMO-tagged hPYY(3-36) was digested with two different proteases to return either His-tagged hPYY(3-36) or unmodified hPYY(3-36): (1) digestion with SUMO protease proceeded at about 50% efficiency yielding His-tagged hPYY(3-36); (2) digestion with factor Xa protease proceeded at greater than 90% efficiency yielding final hPYY(3-36). Products were purified from the digestion mixtures by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (C18) or IMAC, respectively, the identities were confirmed by mass spectrometry and hPYY antibody recognition, and the folded state of His-tagged hPYY(3-36) was investigated by circular dichroism spectroscopy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Protein Expression and Purification|
|State||Published - Sep 2012|
- E. coli
- Factor Xa
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