Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 723-732

Cloning, expression and sequence diversity of iss gene from avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) isolated in Brazil

Angelita Sampaio Baptista, AnaKatsuko Takayama Kobayashi, RenataJosé Venâncio, EmersonCarlos Vidotto, Marilda

The Iss (Increased serum survival) protein is an important characteristic of resistance to complement system of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC). The objectives of this work were to cloning and verify the sequence diversity of iss gene from APEC and characterize the recombinant Iss protein. The iss gene of 309 bp was amplified by PCR, cloned and expressed in E. coli BL21 (DE3) using the pET SUMO vector. The iss gene from APEC9 strain was classified as iss type 1 by differentiation of the three iss gene allele types. The protein was expressed by induction of IPTG and purified in resin charged with the nickel ion. Antibodies IgY anti rIss reacted with rIss showing a molecular mass of 22 kDa, corresponding 11KDa of Iss protein and 11 KDa SUMO protein.

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