An effective extracellular protein secretion by an ABC transporter system in Escherichia coli: Statistical modeling and optimization of cyclodextrin glucanotransferase secretory production

Kheng Oon Low, Nor Muhammad Mahadi, Raha Abdul Rahim, Amir Rabu, Farah Diba Abu Bakar, Abdul Munir Abd. Murad, Rosli Md Illias

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Abstract

Direct transport of recombinant protein from cytosol to extracellular medium offers great advantages, such as high specific activity and a simple purification step. This work presents an investigation on the potential of an ABC (ATP-binding cassette) transporter system, the hemolysin transport system, for efficient protein secretion in Escherichia coli (E. coli). A higher secretory production of recombinant cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) was achieved by a new plasmid design and subsequently by optimization of culture conditions via central composite design. An improvement of at least fourfold extracellular recombinant CGTase was obtained using the new plasmid design. The optimization process consisted of 20 experiments involving six star points and six replicates at the central point. The predicted optimum culture conditions for maximum recombinant CGTase secretion were found to be 25.76 μM IPTG, 1.0% (w/v) arabinose and 34.7°C post-induction temperature, with a predicted extracellular CGTase activity of 68.76 U/ml. Validation of the model gave an extracellular CGTase activity of 69.15 ± 0.71 U/ml, resulting in a 3.45-fold increase compared to the initial conditions. This corresponded to an extracellular CGTase yield of about 0.58 mg/l. We showed that a synergistic balance of transported protein and secretory pathway is important for efficient protein transport. In addition, we also demonstrated the first successful removal of the C-terminal secretion signal from the transported fusion protein by thrombin proteolytic cleavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1587-1597
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume38
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters
Adenosinetriphosphate
Cyclodextrins
Escherichia coli
Proteins
Plasmids
Isopropyl Thiogalactoside
Recombinant proteins
Arabinose
Hemolysin Proteins
Secretory Pathway
Protein Transport
Recombinant Proteins
Thrombin
Cytosol
Stars
Purification
cyclomaltodextrin glucanotransferase
Carrier Proteins
Fusion reactions

Keywords

  • Cyclodextrin glucanotransferase
  • Escherichia coli
  • Hemolysin transport system
  • Protein secretion
  • Response surface methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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