Expression of microbial rhodopsins in Escherichia coli and their extraction and purification using styrene-maleic acid copolymers

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Abstract

Microbial rhodopsins are photoreceptive membrane proteins showing various light-dependent biological activities. Styrene-maleic acid (SMA) copolymers spontaneously form nanoscale lipid particles containing membrane proteins and associated lipids without detergent, and can be used to characterize membrane molecules. Here, we provide a protocol to functionally express a thermally stable rhodopsin, Rubrobacter xylanophilus rhodopsin, and an unstable rhodopsin, Halobacterium salinarum sensory rhodopsin I, in Escherichia coli. We then describe the preparation of SMA and the extraction and purification of rhodopsin molecules using SMA. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Ueta et al. (2020).

Original languageEnglish
Article number101046
JournalSTAR Protocols
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biotechnology and bioengineering
  • Cell Membrane
  • Protein Biochemistry
  • Protein expression and purification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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