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Recombinant production of human Aquaporin-1 to an exceptional high membrane density in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Bomholt J, Hélix-Nielsen C, Scharff-Poulsen P, Pedersen PA - PLoS ONE (2013)

Bottom Line: Aquaporin-1 was found to constitute 8.5 percent of total membrane protein content after expression at 15°C in a yeast host over-producing the Gal4p transcriptional activator and growth in amino acid supplemented minimal medium.A detergent screen for solubilization revealed that CYMAL-5 was superior in solubilizing recombinant Aquaporin-1 and generated a monodisperse protein preparation.Recombinant Aquaporin-1 produced in S. cerevisiae was not N-glycosylated in contrast to the protein found in human erythrocytes.

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Affiliation: Aquaporin A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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In the present paper we explored the capacity of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as host for heterologous expression of human Aquaporin-1. Aquaporin-1 cDNA was expressed from a galactose inducible promoter situated on a plasmid with an adjustable copy number. Human Aquaporin-1 was C-terminally tagged with yeast enhanced GFP for quantification of functional expression, determination of sub-cellular localization, estimation of in vivo folding efficiency and establishment of a purification protocol. Aquaporin-1 was found to constitute 8.5 percent of total membrane protein content after expression at 15°C in a yeast host over-producing the Gal4p transcriptional activator and growth in amino acid supplemented minimal medium. In-gel fluorescence combined with western blotting showed that low accumulation of correctly folded recombinant Aquaporin-1 at 30°C was due to in vivo mal-folding. Reduction of the expression temperature to 15°C almost completely prevented Aquaporin-1 mal-folding. Bioimaging of live yeast cells revealed that recombinant Aquaporin-1 accumulated in the yeast plasma membrane. A detergent screen for solubilization revealed that CYMAL-5 was superior in solubilizing recombinant Aquaporin-1 and generated a monodisperse protein preparation. A single Ni-affinity chromatography step was used to obtain almost pure Aquaporin-1. Recombinant Aquaporin-1 produced in S. cerevisiae was not N-glycosylated in contrast to the protein found in human erythrocytes.

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Detergent screen for solubilization of hAQP1-GFP-8His.Crude membranes were solubilized as described in Materials and Methods. GFP fluorescence was used to calculate percent solubilized hAQP1-GFP-8His. Abbreviations used; DM, n-decyl-β-D-maltopyranoside; DDM, n-dodecyl-β -D-maltopyranoside; OG, n-octyl-β -D-glucopyranoside; CHAPS, 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)-Dimethylammonio]-1-Propane Sulfonate/N,N-Dimethyl-3-Sulfo-N-[3-[[3α,5β,7α,12α)-3,7,12-Trihydroxy-24-Oxocholan-24-yl]Amino]propyl]-1-Propanaminium Hydroxide; CYMAL-5, 5-Cyclohexyl-1-Pentyl-β-D-Maltoside; Fos-12, n-Dodecylphosphocholine.
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pone-0056431-g007: Detergent screen for solubilization of hAQP1-GFP-8His.Crude membranes were solubilized as described in Materials and Methods. GFP fluorescence was used to calculate percent solubilized hAQP1-GFP-8His. Abbreviations used; DM, n-decyl-β-D-maltopyranoside; DDM, n-dodecyl-β -D-maltopyranoside; OG, n-octyl-β -D-glucopyranoside; CHAPS, 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)-Dimethylammonio]-1-Propane Sulfonate/N,N-Dimethyl-3-Sulfo-N-[3-[[3α,5β,7α,12α)-3,7,12-Trihydroxy-24-Oxocholan-24-yl]Amino]propyl]-1-Propanaminium Hydroxide; CYMAL-5, 5-Cyclohexyl-1-Pentyl-β-D-Maltoside; Fos-12, n-Dodecylphosphocholine.

Mentions: In order to purify the hAQP1-GFP-8His fusion protein we performed a detergent screen using six detergents commonly used for membrane protein purification. Data in Figure 7 show that CYMAL-5 was the most efficient detergent for solubilization of recombinant hAQP1-GFP-8His closely followed by DDM.


Recombinant production of human Aquaporin-1 to an exceptional high membrane density in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Bomholt J, Hélix-Nielsen C, Scharff-Poulsen P, Pedersen PA - PLoS ONE (2013)

Detergent screen for solubilization of hAQP1-GFP-8His.Crude membranes were solubilized as described in Materials and Methods. GFP fluorescence was used to calculate percent solubilized hAQP1-GFP-8His. Abbreviations used; DM, n-decyl-β-D-maltopyranoside; DDM, n-dodecyl-β -D-maltopyranoside; OG, n-octyl-β -D-glucopyranoside; CHAPS, 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)-Dimethylammonio]-1-Propane Sulfonate/N,N-Dimethyl-3-Sulfo-N-[3-[[3α,5β,7α,12α)-3,7,12-Trihydroxy-24-Oxocholan-24-yl]Amino]propyl]-1-Propanaminium Hydroxide; CYMAL-5, 5-Cyclohexyl-1-Pentyl-β-D-Maltoside; Fos-12, n-Dodecylphosphocholine.
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pone-0056431-g007: Detergent screen for solubilization of hAQP1-GFP-8His.Crude membranes were solubilized as described in Materials and Methods. GFP fluorescence was used to calculate percent solubilized hAQP1-GFP-8His. Abbreviations used; DM, n-decyl-β-D-maltopyranoside; DDM, n-dodecyl-β -D-maltopyranoside; OG, n-octyl-β -D-glucopyranoside; CHAPS, 3-[(3-Cholamidopropyl)-Dimethylammonio]-1-Propane Sulfonate/N,N-Dimethyl-3-Sulfo-N-[3-[[3α,5β,7α,12α)-3,7,12-Trihydroxy-24-Oxocholan-24-yl]Amino]propyl]-1-Propanaminium Hydroxide; CYMAL-5, 5-Cyclohexyl-1-Pentyl-β-D-Maltoside; Fos-12, n-Dodecylphosphocholine.
Mentions: In order to purify the hAQP1-GFP-8His fusion protein we performed a detergent screen using six detergents commonly used for membrane protein purification. Data in Figure 7 show that CYMAL-5 was the most efficient detergent for solubilization of recombinant hAQP1-GFP-8His closely followed by DDM.

Bottom Line: Aquaporin-1 was found to constitute 8.5 percent of total membrane protein content after expression at 15°C in a yeast host over-producing the Gal4p transcriptional activator and growth in amino acid supplemented minimal medium.A detergent screen for solubilization revealed that CYMAL-5 was superior in solubilizing recombinant Aquaporin-1 and generated a monodisperse protein preparation.Recombinant Aquaporin-1 produced in S. cerevisiae was not N-glycosylated in contrast to the protein found in human erythrocytes.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Aquaporin A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark.

ABSTRACT
In the present paper we explored the capacity of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as host for heterologous expression of human Aquaporin-1. Aquaporin-1 cDNA was expressed from a galactose inducible promoter situated on a plasmid with an adjustable copy number. Human Aquaporin-1 was C-terminally tagged with yeast enhanced GFP for quantification of functional expression, determination of sub-cellular localization, estimation of in vivo folding efficiency and establishment of a purification protocol. Aquaporin-1 was found to constitute 8.5 percent of total membrane protein content after expression at 15°C in a yeast host over-producing the Gal4p transcriptional activator and growth in amino acid supplemented minimal medium. In-gel fluorescence combined with western blotting showed that low accumulation of correctly folded recombinant Aquaporin-1 at 30°C was due to in vivo mal-folding. Reduction of the expression temperature to 15°C almost completely prevented Aquaporin-1 mal-folding. Bioimaging of live yeast cells revealed that recombinant Aquaporin-1 accumulated in the yeast plasma membrane. A detergent screen for solubilization revealed that CYMAL-5 was superior in solubilizing recombinant Aquaporin-1 and generated a monodisperse protein preparation. A single Ni-affinity chromatography step was used to obtain almost pure Aquaporin-1. Recombinant Aquaporin-1 produced in S. cerevisiae was not N-glycosylated in contrast to the protein found in human erythrocytes.

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