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A novel expression system for surface display of heterologous proteins on Staphylococcus carnosus cells has been developed. Taking advantage of the promoter and secretion signals, including a propeptide region, from the lipase gene of Staphylococcus hyicus and the cell wall-spanning and membrane-binding region of protein A from Staphylococcus aureus,(More)
Surface display of recombinant proteins on bacteria and phages has become an important tool in bioscience. To evaluate the various host systems, a great need exists for quantitative methods to determine the densities of displayed proteins and peptides on the bacteria and phage surfaces. Here we describe how a method previously applied for quantification of(More)
Protein engineering has been employed to investigate the effect of specific amino acid changes on the targeting of heterologous proteins to the outer cell surface of the Gram-positive bacterium Staphylococcus xylosus. Three different variants, corresponding to a 101 amino acid region of the major glycoprotein (G protein) of human respiratory syncytial virus(More)
The cholera toxin B (CTB) subunit has been used extensively in vaccine research as a carrier for peptide immunogens due to its immunopotentiating properties, where coupling has been obtained either by genetic fusion or chemical conjugation. For genetically fused immunogens both N- and C-terminal fusions have been used. Only shorter extensions have(More)
A subunit approach to the development of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine was investigated. It involved the production, in Escherichia coli, of an RSV (Long) G protein fragment (G2Na) as a C-terminal fusion partner to an albumin binding region (BB) of streptococcal protein G. G2Na incorporated amino acid residues 130-230 and was specifically(More)
Anti-idiotypic antibodies made against the antigen-binding receptors of T lymphocytes for a given antigen (Ag-B locus antigens in rats) can be shown to react with IgG antibodies of the same antigen-binding reactivity. Using such anti-idiotypic antibodies, normal Lewis T lymphocytes of B and T type can be visualized by the use of anti-(Lewis-anti-DA)(More)
A system has been developed for the surface expression of heterologous receptors on the cell surface of Staphylococcus xylosus. Gene fragments encoding peptides to be displayed on the cell surface can be assembled by applying a polymerization strategy based on the class-IIS restriction enzyme BspMI and thereafter subcloned into an Escherichia(More)
The heterologous surface expression of the cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) from Vibro cholerae in two staphylococcal species, Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus, has been investigated. The gene encoding native CTB (103 amino acids) was introduced into gene constructs encoding chimeric receptors designed to be translocated and anchored on the(More)
Two different host-vector expression systems, designed for cell surface display of heterologous receptors on Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus, respectively, were compared for the surface display of four variants of a 101 amino acid region derived from the G glycoprotein of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Surface localization of(More)
An expression system to allow targeting of heterologous proteins to the cell surface of Staphylococcus xylosus, a coagulase-negative gram-positive bacterium, is described. The expression of recombinant gene fragments, fused between gene fragments encoding the signal peptide and the cell surface-binding regions of staphylococcal protein A, targets the(More)