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Expression, purification and preliminary crystallization of amaranth 11S proglobulin seed storage protein from Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.
LAURA DENNISSE CARRAZCO PEÑA
ANA PAULINA BARBA DE LA ROSA
"11S globulin is one of the major seed storage proteins in amaranth. Recombinant protein was produced as up to similar to 80% of the total bacterial protein using Escherichia coli Rosetta-gami (DE3) containing pET21d with amaranth 11S globulin cDNA. The best expression condition was at 302 K for 20 h using LB medium containing 0.5 M NaCl. The recombinant protein was easily separated from most of the Escherichia coli proteins by precipitation with 0-40% ammonium sulfate solution. It formed aggregates at low temperature and at low salt concentrations. This behaviour may imply that it has a more hydrophobic nature than other 11S seed globulins. The crystals diffracted to 6 A resolution and belonged to space group P6(3), with unit-cell parameters a = b = 97.6, c = 74.8 A, gamma = 120.0 degrees. One subunit of a trimer was estimated to be present in the asymmetric unit, assuming a V (sol) of 41%. To obtain the complete structure solution, experiments to improve crystallization and flash-cooling conditions are in progress."