Comparison of Strategies for the Production of FMDV Empty Capsids Using the Baculovirus Vector System

Authors
Ruiz, Vanesa; Mignaqui, Ana Clara; Nuñez, M. C.; Reytor, E; Escribano, José M.; Wigdorovitz, Andrés
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Recombinant FMDV empty capsids have been produced in insect cells and larvae using the baculovirus expression system, although protein yield and efficiency of capsid assembly have been highly variable. In this work, two strategies were compared for the expression of FMDV A/Arg/01 empty capsids: infection with a dual-promoter baculovirus vector coding for the capsid precursor (P12A) and the protease 3C under the control of the polyhedrin and p10 promoters, respectively (BacP12A-3C), or a single-promoter vector coding the P12A3C cassette (BacP12A3C). Expression levels and assembly into empty capsids were analyzed in insect cells and larvae. We observed that the use of the single-promoter vector allowed higher levels of expression both in insect cells and larvae. Recombinant capsid proteins produced by both vectors were recognized by monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) directed against conformational epitopes of FMDV A/Arg/01 and proved to self-assemble into empty capsids (75S) and pentamers (12S) when analyzed by sucrose gradient centrifugation.
Fil: Ruiz, Vanesa. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Virología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Mignaqui, Ana Clara. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Virología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Nuñez, M. C.. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; España
Fil: Reytor, E. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; España
Fil: Escribano, José M.. Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria ; España
Fil: Wigdorovitz, Andrés. Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria. Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas. Instituto de Virología; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE VIRUS
EMPTY CAPSIDS
BACULOVIRUS EXPRESSION SYSTEM
SF9 CELLS
T.NI LARVA
Otras Ciencias Biológicas
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
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Restricted access
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CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
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