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Cloning and Expression of PirA gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain K5 Causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Whiteleg Shrimp in E. coli Host Cell

Version 1 : Received: 5 January 2022 / Approved: 6 January 2022 / Online: 6 January 2022 (12:21:33 CET)

How to cite: Linh, N.Q.; Nguyen, K.V.; Tran, D.Q.; Tran Quang, V.K. Cloning and Expression of PirA gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain K5 Causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Whiteleg Shrimp in E. coli Host Cell. Preprints 2022, 2022010086 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0086.v1). Linh, N.Q.; Nguyen, K.V.; Tran, D.Q.; Tran Quang, V.K. Cloning and Expression of PirA gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Strain K5 Causing Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease in Whiteleg Shrimp in E. coli Host Cell. Preprints 2022, 2022010086 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202201.0086.v1).

Abstract

Background: Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), is a bacterial disease of whiteleg shrimp, which has a high mortality rate (100%) and incurs economic losses. Our objective was to identify the genes which lead to cell and organ damage and investigate bioproducts to prevent and treat. Methods: Litopenaeus vannamei shrimp in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam were collected from an infected pond and analysed at the Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University. The PirA gene of Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain K5 was isolated and analyzed for nucleotide sequence and paired with the expression vector pQE30. The expression vector was transformed into E. coli strain M15, the PirA recombinant protein was expressed in the form of 6xHis-PirA fusion protein of about 15 kDa. PirA recombinant protein was purified and determined the PirAvp binding ratio, cloning and sequencing of PirA gene from Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain K5 causing AHPND by PCR method with specific primers and molecular weights of PirAvp and the PirAvp complex. Results: PirA gene from Vibrio parahaemolyticus strain K5 was cloned into pGEM-T easy vector (Promega, USA) and screened E. coli TOP10 colonies containing pGEM T easy/PirA recombinant plasmid on LB agar/ampicillin/IPTG/X-Gal medium. PCR showing a band of about 347 bp, matching the size of PirA gene and two nucleotide sequences (BamHI and HindIII). The results showed that PirA gene has a length of 336 bp and similar to PirA gene on GenBank (Code: KU556825.1). The results of protein extracted from E. coli M15 recombinant cells and 6xHis-PirA target protein was collected in elution fractions from EF2 to EF6, showed that the concentration of 6xHis-PirA protein and EF3 elution fraction collected a highest protein concentration (1,586.54 µg/ml). Conclusions: The purified PirA recombinant protein will provide materials for development research to create biological products to prevent and treat AHPND.

Keywords

Vibrio parahaemolyticus; PirA gene; AHPND; Shrimp

Subject

BIOLOGY, Other

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