Recombinant Production of Horseradish Peroxidase Conjugates with Fab Antibodies in Pichia pastoris for Analytical Applications

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Recombinant immunoconjugates of marker enzymes with antigens or antibodies present considerably more advantages than those obtained by conventional methods of chemical synthesis; i.e. they are homogeneous, have a strictly determined stoichiometry, and retain the functional activity of both a marker protein and an antigen/antibody. Based on the pPICZαB shuttle vector, we first managed to obtain a recombinant conjugate of key marker enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP) with Fab fragments of antibodies against atrazine. The resulting genetic construction allows us to switch to any other antibody sequence, via the simple re-cloning of variable parts and an additional reporter enzyme. Conjugates were successfully produced in the Pichia pastoris methylotrophic yeast expression system. The target activity of the conjugates (both enzymatic and antigen-binding) has been demonstrated by ELISA method.

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Recombinant Production of Horseradish Peroxidase Conjugates with Fab Antibodies in Pichia pastoris for Analytical Applications

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O V Koliasnikov

Kolmogorov Advanced Education and Science Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Department of Chemistry

V G Grigorenko

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Department of Chemistry

A M Egorov

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Department of Chemistry

S Lange

Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart

R D Schmid

Institute of Technical Biochemistry, University of Stuttgart


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