Development of Series of Affinity Tags in Streptomyces
Streptomyces are of great biological and industrial significance due to their complex morphological development and ability to produce numerous secondary metabolites. However, the intrinsic biochemical mechanisms underlying morphogenesis and secondary metabolism are rarely revealed, partially because of the limited availability of the biochemical tools in Streptomyces. Here we provided series of integrative vectors with various affinity tags, including single tags 3×FLAG, 3×HA, 3×Strep-tag II, 18×His, 13×Myc, and dual tags, all of which were driven from a strong constitutive promoter ermEp∗. Using a sigma factor SigT from S. coelicolor as a model, we successfully expressed and immuno-detected SigT fused with all tags. Moreover, after SigT was N-terminally tagged with 3×FLAG and C-terminally tagged with 18×His, we isolated SigT-interactive proteins from the S. coelicolor lysate based on the tandem affinity purification (TAP). Particularly, among the proteins purified, the SigT cognate anti-sigma factor RstA ranked the top with the most total independent spectra. These data suggested the feasibility of these affinity tags in Streptomyces, which will be widely employed to explore the biochemical mechanisms to further understand the dynamic and elaborate regulation in this genus.
Mao, X., Sun, N., Zheng, Y., & Li, Y. (2017). Development of Series of Affinity Tags in Streptomyces. Scientific Reports, 7 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-07377-4