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#1 snig

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hi all,

I'm having some trouble with solubility of TEV protease - I'm expressing a His-Tagged TEV protease in about 1 L of BL21(DE3) E. coli at 30 C using 1 mM IPTG as the inducer for about 4 hours. However, in all samples I've looked at, all the protease is insoluble. I was wondering if anyone had any tricks, outside of lowering the IPTG concentration or the temperature, on solublization.

Thanks a bunch!

#2 sudhakar mutyala

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:21 AM

Hi

Try first those lowering IPTG and temp....... what ever first then findout . if still ur prtoein is in insoluble then probably ur expression levels are very high or ur Protein it self is a probelm as some of the proteins never form soluble fractions because of their high molecular weight or hydrophobiciy or protein nature.


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I'm having some trouble with solubility of TEV protease - I'm expressing a His-Tagged TEV protease in about 1 L of BL21(DE3) E. coli at 30 C using 1 mM IPTG as the inducer for about 4 hours. However, in all samples I've looked at, all the protease is insoluble. I was wondering if anyone had any tricks, outside of lowering the IPTG concentration or the temperature, on solublization.

Thanks a bunch!
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:40 AM

Hi all,

I'm having some trouble with solubility of TEV protease - I'm expressing a His-Tagged TEV protease in about 1 L of BL21(DE3) E. coli at 30 C using 1 mM IPTG as the inducer for about 4 hours. However, in all samples I've looked at, all the protease is insoluble. I was wondering if anyone had any tricks, outside of lowering the IPTG concentration or the temperature, on solublization.

Thanks a bunch!


Try the following book chapter on TEV expression. your answer might lie in expression system. changing the construct to incorporate a MBP tag might help in preventing aggregation.

Expression and Purification of Soluble His6-Tagged TEV Protease
Joseph E. Tropea, Scott Cherry, and David S. Waugh
In Sharon A. Doyle (ed.), Methods in Molecular Biology: High Throughput Protein Expression and Purification, vol. 498

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