Co-expression of protein complexes in prokaryotic and eukaryotic hosts: Experimental procedures, database tracking and case studies

Christophe Romier, Marouane Ben Jelloul, Shira Albeck, Gretel Buchwald, Didier Busso, Patrick H.N. Celie, Evangelos Christodoulou, Valeria De Marco, Suzan Van Gerwen, Puck Knipscheer, Joyce H. Lebbink, Valerie Notenboom, Arnaud Poterszman, Natacha Rochel, Serge X. Cohen, Tamar Unger, Joel L. Sussman, Dino Moras, Titia K. Sixma, Anastassis Perrakis*

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Abstract

Structure determination and functional characterization of macromolecular complexes requires the purification of the different subunits in large quantities and their assembly into a functional entity. Although isolation and structure determination of endogenous complexes has been reported, much progress has to be made to make this technology easily accessible. Co-expression of subunits within hosts such as Escherichia coli and insect cells has become more and more amenable, even at the level of high-throughput projects. As part of SPINE (Structural Proteomics In Europe), several laboratories have investigated the use co-expression techniques for their projects, trying to extend from the common binary expression to the more complicated multi-expression systems. A new system for multi-expression in E. coli and a database system dedicated to handle co-expression data are described. Results are also reported from various case studies investigating different methods for performing co-expression in E. coli and insect cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1242
Number of pages11
JournalActa Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography
Volume62
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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