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Title: Cloning and expression of soluble truncated variants of Borrelia OspA, OspB and Vmp7

Abstract

A method is provided for preparing soluble recombinant variations of Borrelia lipoproteins such as Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface protein A (OspA) and outer surface protein B (OspB), and B. hermsii variable major protein 7 (Vmp7). The method includes synthesizing a set of oligonucleotide primers, amplifying the template DNA utilizing the PCR, purifying the amplification products, cloning the amplification products into a suitable expression vector, transforming a suitable host utilizing the cloned expression vector, cultivating the transformed host for protein production and subsequently isolating and purifying the resulting protein. Also provided are soluble, recombinant variations of Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface protein A (OspA), outer surface protein B (OspB), and B. hermsii variable major protein 7 (Vmp7). The expression vectors harboring DNA encoding the recombinant variations, pET9-OspA, pET9-OspB and pET9-Vmp7, as well as the E. coli host BL21(DE3)/pLysS transformed with each of these vectors, are also disclosed. 38 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Associated Universities Inc
OSTI Identifier:
392642
Patent Number(s):
5,571,718
Application Number:
PAN: 7-941,523
Assignee:
Associated Universities, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH00016
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 5 Nov 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; LIPOPROTEINS; PROTEIN ENGINEERING; BACTERIA; GENETIC ENGINEERING; BIOTECHNOLOGY; DNA-CLONING; GENE AMPLIFICATION; RECOMBINANT DNA; ESCHERICHIA COLI

Citation Formats

Dunn, J J, and Barbour, A G. Cloning and expression of soluble truncated variants of Borrelia OspA, OspB and Vmp7. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Dunn, J J, & Barbour, A G. Cloning and expression of soluble truncated variants of Borrelia OspA, OspB and Vmp7. United States.
Dunn, J J, and Barbour, A G. Tue . "Cloning and expression of soluble truncated variants of Borrelia OspA, OspB and Vmp7". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is provided for preparing soluble recombinant variations of Borrelia lipoproteins such as Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface protein A (OspA) and outer surface protein B (OspB), and B. hermsii variable major protein 7 (Vmp7). The method includes synthesizing a set of oligonucleotide primers, amplifying the template DNA utilizing the PCR, purifying the amplification products, cloning the amplification products into a suitable expression vector, transforming a suitable host utilizing the cloned expression vector, cultivating the transformed host for protein production and subsequently isolating and purifying the resulting protein. Also provided are soluble, recombinant variations of Borrelia burgdorferi outer surface protein A (OspA), outer surface protein B (OspB), and B. hermsii variable major protein 7 (Vmp7). The expression vectors harboring DNA encoding the recombinant variations, pET9-OspA, pET9-OspB and pET9-Vmp7, as well as the E. coli host BL21(DE3)/pLysS transformed with each of these vectors, are also disclosed. 38 figs.},
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