Patrik Samuelson

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Display of heterologous proteins on the surface of microorganisms, enabled by means of recombinant DNA technology, has become an increasingly used strategy in various applications in microbiology, biotechnology and vaccinology. Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria, viruses and phages are all being investigated in such applications. This review will focus(More)
An expression system designed for cell surface display of hybrid proteins on Staphylococcus carnosus has been evaluated for the display of Staphylococcus aureus protein A (SpA) domains, normally binding to immunoglobulin G (IgG) Fc but here engineered by combinatorial protein chemistry to yield SpA domains, denoted affibodies, with new binding(More)
A live bacterial vaccine-delivery system based on the food-grade bacterium Staphylococcus carnosus was used for delivery of peptides from the G glycoprotein of human respiratory syncytial virus, subtype A (RSV-A). Three peptides, corresponding to the G protein amino acids, 144-159 (denoted G5), 190-203 (G9) and 171-188 (G4 S), the latter with four cysteine(More)
The twin arginine translocation (Tat) pathway of bacteria and plant chloroplasts mediates translocation of essentially folded proteins across the cytoplasmic membrane. The detailed understanding of the mechanism of protein targeting to the Tat pathway has been hampered by the lack of screening or selection systems suitable for genetic analysis. We report(More)
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)
Recombinant Staphylococcus xylosus and Staphylococcus carnosus strains were generated with surface-exposed chimeric proteins containing polyhistidyl peptides designed for binding to divalent metal ions. Surface accessibility of the chimeric surface proteins was demonstrated and the chimeric surface proteins were found to be functional in terms of metal(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)
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)
The possibility of improving the antibody responses to a model streptococcal antigen, administered by intranasal immunization as surface-displayed on the food-grade bacterium Staphylococcus carnosus, by co-exposure of a peptide (CTBp) comprising amino acids 50-75 of the cholera toxin B subunit, was investigated. It was found that the introduction of the(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)