Protein & Peptide Letters

Prof. Ben M. Dunn  
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Florida
College of Medicine
P.O. Box 100245
Gainesville, FL


Cloning, Soluble Expression, and Production of Recombinant Antihypertensive Peptide Multimer (AHPM-2) in Escherichia coli for Bioactivity Identification

Author(s): Shengqi Rao, Zhenzhen Xu, Yujie Su, Junhua Li, Jun Sun and Yanjun Yang

Affiliation: 1800 Lihu Avenue, Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China 214122


Recombinant antihypertensive peptide multimer (AHPM-2, 8kDa/68AA), a new designed polypeptide with potential antihypertensive effect in vivo, is composed of 15 low-molecular-weight antihypertensive peptides tandemly linked up according to the restriction sites of gastrointestinal proteases. After gene optimization, the DNA fragment encoding AHPM-2 was chemically synthesized, cloned into the pET32a, and successfully expressed in E.coli, above 90% in a soluble form. After chromatographic purification, the expressed fusion protein Trx-AHPM-2 was subject to the simulated gastrointestinal digestion, and the hydrolysate showed potent ACE inhibitory activity with an IC50 value of 4.5±0.3 ìg ml-1. The active fragments from the AHPM-2 were identified by UPLC-MS/MS. This method will be useful in obtaining an appreciable quantity of recombinant AHP at low cost, and the intact AHPM-2 is expected to be developed into functional food for preventing hypertension as well as for therapeutic.

Keywords: Antihypertensive peptide, antihypertensive peptide multimer, design, expression, Escherichia coliAntihypertensive peptide, antihypertensive peptide multimer, design, expression, Escherichia coli

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Article Details

Page: [699 - 706]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/092986611795446067