Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vol.172, No.8, 3978-3988, 2014
Expression, Purification, and Characterization of Endo-beta-N-Acetylglucosaminidase H Using Baculovirus-Mediated Silkworm Protein Expression System
Endo-beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase (Endo H) from Streptomyces plicatus hydrolyzes the core di-GlcNAc units of asparagine-linked oligosaccharides and is regarded as an important tool for glycobiology research. In the present study, we established a large-scale system to produce secreted Endo H using a silkworm-baculovirus expression system (silkworm-BES). The recombinant Endo H purified from silkworm hemolymph had activity comparable to that from recombinant Escherichia coli. As well as its well-characterized substrate RNase B, the Endo H from silkworm-BES was able to deglycosylate the high-mannose glycoproteins from silkworm hemolymph. Interestingly, the secretion amount of recombinant Endo H was significantly varied among the different silkworm strains, which could provide valuable information for larger-scale protein productions from silkworm-BES.