Publications by authors named "Alexander V Zlobinov"

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Increased Synthesis of a Magnesium Transporter MgtA During Recombinant Autotransporter Expression in Escherichia coli.

Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2021 Nov 5;193(11):3672-3703. Epub 2021 Aug 5.

Shemyakin & Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic , Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Miklukho-Maklaya, 16/10, Moscow, 117997, Russia.

Overproduction of the membrane proteins in Escherichia coli cells is a common approach to obtain sufficient material for their functional and structural studies. However, the efficiency of this process can be limited by toxic effects which decrease the viability of the host and lead to low yield of the product. During the expression of the esterase autotransporter AT877 from Psychrobacter cryohalolentis K5, we observed significant growth inhibition of the C41(DE3) cells in comparison with the same cells producing other recombinant proteins. Induction of AT877 synthesis also resulted in the elevated expression of a magnesium transporter MgtA and decreased ATP content of the cells. To characterize the response to overexpression of the autotransporter in bacterial cells, we performed a comparative analysis of their proteomic profile by mass spectrometry. According to the obtained data, E. coli cells which synthesize AT877 experience complex stress condition presumably associated with secretion apparatus overloading and improper localization of the recombinant protein. Several response pathways were shown to be activated by AT877 overproduction including Cpx, PhoP/PhoQ, Psp, and σ The obtained results open new opportunities for optimization of the recombinant membrane protein expression in E. coli for structural studies and biotechnological applications.
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