Gene Cloning and Protein Expression of Koi Herpesvirus ORF25

  • . Murwantoko Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Cahya Kurnia Fusiyanto Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • . Triyanto Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Keywords: cloning, cyprinid herpesvirus 3, expression, ORF25, recombinant protein, vaccine

Abstract

Koi herpesvirus (KHV) caused significant morbidity and mortality in koi and common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Glycoprotein has been used for vaccine development as sub unit vaccine against many viruses. KHV ORF25 is one of koi herpesvirus genes which encode a glycoprotein. The objectives of this research are to clone gene KHV ORF25and express its protein. The common carp showing necrosis and white patches of gill which was collected from Magelang was used in this research. Primers were designed to amplify partial ORF25 based on KHV J strain. KHV ORF25 was successfully amplified and cloned in pET32a. Sequence analysis showed that this KHV ORF25 has 99% homology with the sequences of KHV genotype KHV-J, KHV-I, and KHV-U. This ORF was predicted has 3, 23, and 8 B-cell epitopes based on Emini scale, Karplus and Schulz scale, and ElliPro respectively. The KHV ORF25 recombinant protein has been successfully produced in Escherichia coli as an insoluble protein with approximately 45 kDa in size. The high protein production was achieved when the protein induction was done at bacterial density at OD600 as 1.0 with 1-mM isopropyl β-D-1-thiogalactopyranoside (IPTG) and incubated at 37°C for 18 hours. The protein predicted has immunogenicity and the potency as a vaccine is needed to be evaluated.

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Published
2017-04-14
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