Expression of two S-ribonucleases of Petunia inflata using baculovirus expression system

Mu Jinghong, Teh hui Kao

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We have previously shown that three Petunia inflata S-proteins, products of the multiallelic S-gene of the self-incompatibility system, are ribonucleases. Here we report the expression of cDNAs for two of these S-proteins using the baculovirus expression system. S2- and S3-proteins were found in both supernatants and lysates of Spodoptera frugiperda cells infected with recombinant baculoviruses. Both recombinant S-proteins contained glycosylated (25 kD) and nonglycosylated (23 kD) forms. Recombinant S2- and S3-proteins were purified from insect cell cultures, and the amino-terminal sequences determined from glycosylated S2- and S3-proteins indicated that the leader peptide encoded by each cDNA was correctly removed. Both glycosylated and nonglycosylated forms of S2- and S3-proteins exhibited ribonuclease activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 31 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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