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A molecular approach to optimize hIFN α2b expression and secretion in Yarrowia lipolytica.

Abstract

In this work, we investigated the effect of codon bias and consensus sequence (CACA) at the translation initiation site on the expression level of heterologous proteins in Yarrowia lipolytica; human interferon alpha 2b (hIFN-α2b) was studied as an example. A codon optimized hIFN-α2b gene was synthesized according to the frequency of codon usage in Y. lipolytica. Both wild-type (IFN-wt) and optimized hIFN-α2b (IFN-op) genes were expressed under the control of a strong inducible promoter acyl-co-enzyme A oxidase (POX2). Protein secretion was directed by the targeting sequence of the extracellular lipase (LIP2): pre-proLIP2. Codon optimization increased protein production by 11-fold, whereas the insertion of CACA sequence upstream of the initiation codon of IFN-op construct resulted in 16.5-fold increase of the expression level; this indicates that translational efficiency plays an important part in the increase of hIFN-α2b production level. The replacement of the pre-proLIP2 signal secretion with the LIP2 pre-region sequence followed by the X-Ala/X-Pro stretch but without the pro-region also increased the secretion of the target protein by twofold, suggesting therefore that the LIP2 pro-region is not necessary for extracellular secretion of small heterologous proteins in Yarrowia lipolytica.

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pasteur-00606851 , version 1 (07-07-2011)

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Najla Gasmi, Franck Fudalej, Héla Kallel, Jean-Marc Nicaud. A molecular approach to optimize hIFN α2b expression and secretion in Yarrowia lipolytica.. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 2011, 89 (1), pp.109-19. ⟨10.1007/s00253-010-2803-0⟩. ⟨pasteur-00606851⟩
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