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Virologica Sinica, 21 (1) : 78-80, 2006
Brief Reports
Expression of Avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus E Protein in E.coli
National Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Institute of Harbin Veterinary Medicine,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Harbin 150001,China
Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to amplify the Small Envelope (E) gene of avian Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) LX4 strain and the gene was cloned into the pMD18-T vector. By digestion with restriction enzymes SalⅠand BamHⅠ, the E gene was subcloned into pET-30a vector to construct recombinant plasmid pET-30a-E. The recombinant plasmid was transformed into E. coli BL21(DE3) and induced with IPTG. It was demonstrated by SDS-PAGE that a protein of 14kDa, which was comparable in size to the native E protein, was expressed in E. coli. The 14KDa protein was purified and used to prepare the rabbit antiserum against IBV E protein. The result showed that the antibody could react with purified E protein in Western blotting.
  Published online: 20 Jan 2006
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