Use of thiol sorbents for production of recombinant human proinsulin

I. V. Alexyuk, A. S. Klimenko, V. A. Efimov

M. M. Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow

Abstract: A convenient route of obtaining recombinant human proinsulin from the hybrid protein produced by the bacteria was developed. Chimeric protein was prepared by ultra-or gel-filtration, immobilized on thiol-support at cysteine residues and cleaved by cyanogen bromide to liberate purified proinsulin. Conditions of treatment hybrid protein with cyanogen bromide at methionine residues without affecting disulfide bonds between proinsulin and support are described. Proinsulin with correct disulfide bonds, directly obtained from polymer attached polypeptide, followed was converted into insulin.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1990, 16 (12):1683-1686

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