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Cold-adapted serine protease from Antarctic yeast Leucosporidium antarcticum strain PI12

Alias, Norsyuhada and Raja Abd. Rahman, Raja Noor Zaliha (2014) Cold-adapted serine protease from Antarctic yeast Leucosporidium antarcticum strain PI12. In: 3rd Biotechnology World Congress, 10-12 February 2014, Dubai, UAE. (Unpublished)

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Leucosporidium antarcticum strain PI12 was isolated from Casey Station, Antarctica. It was shown to be protease-producer. Full-length cDNA of PI12 protease gene was amplified by rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) strategy with an open reading frame (ORF) of 2892 bp that coded for 963 amino acids. Homology search by BLAST web server has showed the PI12 protease sequence shared a significant homology to the subtilisin protease family from fungus but no similarity with other psychrophilic protease. The protease sequence was deposited into the GenBank Database with the accession no. CAQ76821. The gene encoding mature PI12 protease was cloned into Pichia pastoris expression vector, pPIC9, and positioned under the induction of methanol-alcohol oxidase (AOX) promoter. The recombinant PI12 protease was efficiently secreted into the culture medium driven by the Saccharomyces cerevisiae α-factor signal sequence. The highest protease production was obtained from P. pastoris GS115 host (GpPro2) with 20.3 U/mL activity at 15ºC after 3 days of induction time. The expressed protein was detected by SDS-PAGE and activity staining with a molecular weight of 99.3 kDa.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7690/53236
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antarctica, psychrophilic yeast, serine protease, RACE, protein expression
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Depositing User: Norsyuhada Alias
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 10:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53236

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