ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Erhao Zhang2#, Xuefeng Guo2#, Zhifen Meng1 , Feng Tang2, Jin Wang2, Jia Sun2, Xi Yao2 and Hang Xun2
1Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Eastern HuaLan Avenue, 453003 Xinxiang, China.
2State Forestry Administration Key Open Laboratory, International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan, No. 8 Futong Dongdajie, Wangjing, Chaoyang District, 100102 Beijing, China.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2015;9(Spl. Edn. 1):31-37
© The Author(s). 2015
Received: 20/01/2015 | Accepted: 10/03/2015 | Published: 31/05/2015

Resveratrol synthase (RS) is the key and rate-limiting enzyme in resveratrol biosynthesis pathway. In this paper, the RS gene was cloned from Arachis hypogaea and was identified as an open reading frame of 1,170 bp encoding a protein of 389 amino acids. The predicted protein of RS has a calculated molecular mass of 43 kDa and an isoelectric point of 7.0. A prokaryotic expression vector containing BamH I and Sal I restriction sites, pET-30a/RS, was constructed and transformed to Escherichia coli BL21(DE3). Then the recombinant bacteria were identified by bacteria liquid PCR, enzymes digestion and sequencing. The inducible expression of the target protein, a soluble protein, was detected and analysized by SDS-PAGE and Western Blot. Finally, the object protein was purified by Ni-NTA affinity chromatography after the bacteria cells disruption. Based on current research, the overproduction and purification system for the RS developed in this study would be invaluable in future studies of the functions of RS and biosynthesis of resveratrol.


Resveratrol synthase, Arachis hypogaea, Soluble protein, Resveratrol

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