Functional selection of phage displayed peptides for facilitated design of fusion tags improving aqueous two-phase partitioning of recombinant proteins
2002 (English)In: Journal of Biotechnology, ISSN 0168-1656, E-ISSN 1873-4863, Vol. 93, no 1, 1-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Aqueous two-phase systems allow for the unequal distribution of proteins and other molecules in water-rich solutions containing phase separating polymers or surfactants. One approach to improve the partitioning properties of recombinant proteins is to produce the proteins as fused to certain peptide tags. However, the rational design of such tags has proven difficult since it involves a compromise between multivariate parameters such as partitioning properties, solvent accessibility and production/secretion efficiency. In this work, a novel approach for the identification of suitable peptide tag extensions has been investigated, Using the principles of selection, rather than design, peptide sequences contributing to an improved partitioning have been identified using phage display technology. A 40 million member phagemid library of random nona-peptides, displayed as fusion to the major coat protein pVIII of the filamentous phage M 13, was employed in the selection of top-phase partitioning phage particles in a PEG/sodium phosphate system. After multiple cycles of selection by partitioning, peptides with high frequencies of both tyrosine and proline residues were found to be over represented in selected clones. The identified peptide sequences, or derivatives thereof, were subsequently individually analyzed for their partitioning behavior as displayed on phage, as free synthetic peptides and as genetically fused to a recombinant model target protein. The results showed that novel peptide sequences capable of enhancing top-phase partitioning without interfering with protein production and secretion indeed could be identified for the aqueous two-phase system investigated.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 93, no 1, 1-14 p.
aqueous two-phase system; peptide library; partitioning; phage display; selection; recombinant proteins; fusion tag; PEG/sodium phosphate system
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6923ISI: 000173186700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6923DiVA: diva2:11773
QC 201006232007-03-272007-03-272010-12-03Bibliographically approved