Overproduction and purification of initiation factor IF2 and pNUSA proteins from a recombinant plasmid bearing strain.

The genes for translational initiation factor, IF2 and pNusA have been cloned into a plasmid vector where they are placed under the control of the inducible lambdapL promoter and the c1857 thermosensitive repressor. When a strain carrying this plasmid is heat induced, IF2 alpha, IF2 beta and pNusA are overproduced 15 to 20 fold. This has allowed us to… (More)