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Directional and direct cloning strategy for high-throughput generation of recombinant baculoviruses.

Authors
  • Ma, Qi
  • Zhou, Li
  • Ma, Lixin
  • Huo, Keke
Type
Published Article
Journal
BioTechniques
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2006
Volume
41
Issue
4
Pages
453–458
Identifiers
PMID: 17068961
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) has become one of the most widely used systems for routine protein expression. We have developed an improved strategy to clone foreign genes directionally and directly into the baculovirus genome vector via a one-step procedure to generate recombinant viruses in a week. In this work, we constructed a host strain Escherichia coli DH10BacHB1.1, which contains the modified baculovirus shuttle genome vector pHBMBacmid1.1 for the cloning vector. The treated PCR products of foreign genes were ligated with the Bsu36I-digested vector. Then Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cells were transfected directly with the ligation mixture. Using this method, the DsRed fluorescence protein and mannanase genes have been cloned in the baculovirus genome and expressed in the Sf9 cells. This strategy not only provides a means for high-throughput construction of recombinant baculoviruses, but also offers an idea of constructing other large plasmids and DNA virus-based expression vectors.

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