Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol.104, No.2, 643-652, 2020
Purification and immobilization of alpha-amylase in one step by gram-positive enhancer matrix (GEM) particles from the soluble protein and the inclusion body
Immobilization of the enzyme benefits the catalytic industry a lot. The gram-positive enhancer matrix (GEM) particles could purify and immobilize the recombinant alpha-amylase in one step without changing the enzymatic character. The enzyme immobilized by GEM particles exhibited good reusability and storage stability. The denaturants dissolved some of the GEM particles and a part of the GEM particles could bear the denaturants. The GEM particles had strong binding ability to the recombination protein with the AcmA tag even when the denaturants existed. The inclusion body was dissolved by urea and then bound by the GEM particles. The GEM particles binding the recombination protein were separated by centrifugation and resuspended in the renaturation solution. GEM particles were recycled by repeating the boiling procedure used in preparing them. The recombination alpha-amylase without any tag was obtained by digestion and separated via centrifugation. Altogether, our findings suggest that GEM particles have the potential to function as both immobilization and purification materials to bind the soluble recombinant protein with the AcmA tag and the inclusion body dissolved in the denaturants.