JBM  Vol.4 No.12 , December 2016
Construction of Overexpression Vector of ACBP Gene in Zygosaccharomyces rouxii
ABSTRACT
The Zygosaccharomyces rouxii is a kind of fermentation yeast which yield flavoring substance in the production of soy sauce. In order to the overexpression of the target protein in wild type strains, we choose PYEs2.0 as the original carrier, the acyl-coA binding protein (ACBP) and GFP gene have been cloned in the multiple cloning site. The screening of labeled URA3 gene was replaced by KanMX gene which anti G418. The vector was obtained through the screening of G418 at the concentration of 25 ug/ml.

1. Introduction

In general, Zygosaccharomyces rouxii often used as a salt tolerant yeast which produced the aroma substances in the late stage of soy sauce [1]. acyl-coA binding protein(ACBP)is an important intermediate in the metabolism of esters. ACBP is unable to bind free fatty acids, but have high affinity for 8 or more carbon atoms of long chain acyl acyl-coA ester [2]. ACBP is combined with acyl coenzyme A ester to play a role in the metabolism of acyl-coA. It can mediate membrane transport of acyl-coA, translocate to mitochondria and microbodies, were involved in the beta oxidation or glycerol biosynthesis. It also can protect the long chain acyl-coA ester is not hydrolyzed by acyl coenzyme A [3] [4] [5].

In the present study, we put the screening marker URA3 gene which is expressed in the auxotrophic strains change for the kanMX gene. This kanMX module was made the known kan’ open reading-frame of the E. coli transposon Tn903 fused to transcriptional and translational control sequences of the TEF gene of the filamentous fungus Ashbya gossypii. This hybrid module permits efficient selection of transformants resistantagainst geneticin (G418) [6]. Constructing of such a express vector can be transformed exogenous gene and using G418 to positive screening in wild type strains. In order to study the metabolic mechanism in Wild type strain of Zygosaccharomyces rouxii, we structured the vector which overexpression of ACBP. At first, the Zygosacch aromyces rouxii was screened by G418. After inoculation (the original concentration about 5 × 106 concentration) 48 hours, we founded that z. rouxii does not appear monoclonal colonyat 25 ug/mL G418 selective medium. In view of the above, we replaced the URA gene of pYES2.0 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae expression vector with kanMX gene to obtain the G418 resistance. The ACBP and GFP genes were cloned into the multiple cloning sites of the vector, and then transforming and cloning of Zygosaccharomyces rouxii were carried out. Thus, the overexpression vector of ACBP gene had been con- structed.

2. Materials and Methods

2.1. Strains and Plasmids

Escherichia coli DH5α, Zygosaccharomyces rouxii, pEGFP-N1 our laboratory preservation, pPYES2.0 was purchased from (You Bia; Youbaobiology), Saccharomyces cerevisiae purchased from CTCC, PFA6a-GFPS65T-kanMX6 purchased from (Hangzhou Bao Sai bio).

2.2. Main Reagent

Premix Taq™ (Ex Taq™ Version2.0Hot Start forgenomic confirmation PCR), DNA Marker, pMD™19-T Vector Cloning Kit, All required restriction enzymes were purchased from the TaKaRa (Dalian); Agarose gel DNA Recovery Kit, plasmid small mention kit were purchased from the Tiangen (Beijing); Agarose, ISalcohol are purchased from Sang Biotech (Shanghai). Genome Extraction Kit purchased from the Phygene life sciences.

2.3. Design and Synthesis of Primers

According to the nucleotide sequence of pFA6a-GFPS65T-kanMX6, the primers were designed to amplify the KanMX gene sequence, and the NheI and NdeI restriction sites were introduced. According to the NCBI query to the Zygosaccharomyces rouxii ACBP sequence, design primers ACBP-F, ACBP-R and introduced into NotI and XhoI sites and then cloned the GFP in the back of ACBP, in which was introduced into XhoI and XbaI sites. Specific primer base sequence is as Table 1.

2.4. Prep

AAll of the primers were synthesized by the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI).

2.5. ACBP Cloned

The amount of slant preservation were respectively Zygosaccharomyces rouxiion YPD

Table 1. Primer sequences.

solid medium 30˚C culture. And then selected single colony transfer to liquid YPD medium, 30˚C, 180 rpm/min oscillation culture overnight. Take the right amount of bacteria liquid according to the yeast genome Extraction Kit specification for genome extraction.

ACBP PCR system: Zygosaccharomyces rouxii genome as template 2 μL, ACBP-F, ACBP-R each 1 μL, Premix Taq (TaKaRa) 25 μL, added the deionized water up to 50 L.

Reaction conditions: Pre-denaturation at 95˚C for 5 min; 95˚C degeneration for 30 seconds, 53˚C annealing for 30 seconds,72˚C Extension for 60 seconds, which were cycled for 30 times, and then 72˚C extending again for 10 min, set up the final temperature at 12˚C makeing the hot cover of PCR Amplifier down to room temperature.

2.6. GFP, KanMX Cloned

GFP PCR system: used the plasmid of pEGFP-N1 as template 1 μL, GFP-F, GFP-R each 1 μL, Premix Taq (TaKaRa) 25 μL, added the deionized water up to 50 μL. But the 60˚C annealing for 30 seconds.

KanMX PCR system: used the plasmid of pFA6a-GFPS65T-kanMX6 as template 1 μL, KanMX-F, KanMX-R each 1 μL, Premix Taq (TaKaRa) 25 μL, added the deionized water up to 50 μL. But the 63˚C annealing for 30 seconds.

3. Construction of Expression Vector

Sequencing to verified the amplified sequence and the restriction sites were introduced into the correct, and start construct vector.

3.1. The G418 Resistance Gene Cloned

The T vector with the kanMX gene and the PYES2.0 plasmid had used the NdeI and NheI restriction endonuclease respectively.

Enzymatic syste (30 μL): plasmid < 1 ug, 10*Buffer 3 L, restriction.

Endonuclease 1 μL, up to dd H2O 30 μL. 37˚C water bath 1 h, and then carry on agarose gel electrophoresis, Gel Extraction.

Ligation system (20 μL): To connect the recovered to a fragment containing the same restriction sites, In order to obtained the plasmid PYES-kanMX with G418 resistance screening marker. kanMX fragment: 12 μL, carrier fragment: 5 μL, T4DNA ligase 1 μL, 10*Buffer 2 ul. 16˚C overnight ligation. The next transformation into competent DH5α cells and then verify positive clone.

3.2. Cloning the Target Gene of ACBP

The T vector with the ACBP gene and the PYES-kanMX had used the NotI and XhoI endonuclease respectively and obtained the plasmid PYES-kanMX-ACBP.

The enzymatic system and ligation system had the same way with 3.1.

3.3. Cloning the GFP Gene

This gene connected to the back of the ACBP gene in the multiple cloning site of PYES2.0 plasmid. Used the XhoI and XbaI endonuclease to restriction digesed the T vector containing GFP fragment and the expression vector PYES-kanMX-ACBP respectively and obtained the plasmid PYES-kanMX-ACBP-GFP.

The enzymatic system and ligation system had the same way with 3.1.

4. Results

4.1. Cloning of Gene Fragment and DNA Sequencing Comparison

After recovery and purification, connected the carrier of pMD19-T respectively, and sent to The Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) to sequencing verification.

According to the above 2.4 and 2.5 experimental method, Agarose gel electrophoresis results were in agreement with the expected results (Figure 1). Gel recovery and purification of amplified products, and then connection to the PMD-19T Cloning vector, Plasmid transfor-mated state feelings E. coli. Bacterial fluid PCR detection also obtained the expected size of the fragment, extraction plasmid to sequencing.

Figure 1. This figure show the amplified target fragment through PCR, Fromleft to right in the order: Marker5000, ACBP, GFP, KanMX.

The positive clone sequencing was consistent with the sequence Of Genbank, accession numbers: ACBP: NC_012990.1; GFP: Protien.

ID: AII16632.1; kanMX: The sequencing results were consistent with the sequence alignment of kanMX sequences in the pFA6a-GFPS65T-kanMX6 plasmid. Amplificated gene fragments and used T4DNA ligase cloning with the PMD-19T vector, and then transformed E. coli strain. Figure 2 is the Positive clone detection with the gene of ACBP. Figure 3 is the Positive clone detection with the gene of GFP. Figure 4 is the Positive clone detection with the gene of KanMX.

4.2. Construction of Expression Vector

Making the PYES2.0 expression vector and PMD-19T containing genes to enzyme digestion, which make it contains the same restriction enzyme site. And then let the gene fragment was connected with expression vector, recombination plasmid transformated state feelings E. coli. Bacterial fluid PCR to detected the positive clone (Figures 5-7). The enzymatic system and ligation system as described in 3.1, 3.2, 3.3. Picked two or more than positive clones expand the culture to plasmid extraction and enzyme digestion to further validation (Figure 8).

Figure 2. Amplification for ACBP gene in transformed E. coli strain; M.DL 2000 marker; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was the PCR production of ACBP gene; 7, 8 was the corresponding colonies are false positive.

Figure 3. Amplification for GFP gene in transformed E. coli strain; M.DL2000 marker; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 was the PCR production of GFP gene; 6 was the corresponding colonies are false positive.

Figure 4. Amplification for KanMX gene in transformed E. coli strain; M.DL5000 marker; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 was the PCR production of KanMX gene; 11 was the corresponding colonies are false positive.

Figure 5. Connected the KanMX gene to PYES2.0 vector and then transformed in E. coli strain; M.DL5000 marker; 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 was the KanMX gene has been linked to the vector; 1 was the corresponding colonies are false positive. Obtained the plasmid named PYES-KanMX.

Figure 6. Connected the ACBP gene to PYES-KanMX vector and then transformed in E. coli strain; M.DL2000 marker; 1, 3, 6, 7, 11 was the ACBP gene has been linked to the vector; 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 was the corresponding colonies are false positive. Obtained the plasmid named PYES- KanMX-ACBP.

5. Discussion

ACBP is an 86 - 92 residue protein with a highly conserved sequence found in a wide range of species [7]. Bovine ACBP, rat l-ACBP, yeast ACBP, and ACBP from Arabidopsis thaliana bind saturated and unsaturated C14-C22-acyl-CoA esters with high specificity and affinity [2], Most of the aroma components in soy sauce are fatty acids

Figure 7. Connected the GFP gene to PYES-KanMX-ACBP vector and then transformed in E. coli strain; M.DL5000 marker 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 was the GFP gene has been linked to the vector; 3, 7 was the corresponding colonies are false positive. Obtained the plasmid named PYES-KanMX- ACBP-GFP.

Figure 8. This figure from left to right in order:M.DL5000 marker; 1was the plasmid PYES-KanMX-ACBP and 2 was the Agarose gel electrophoresis after enzyme digestion; 3 was the plasmid PYES-KanMX-ACBP-GFP and 4 was the Agarose gel electrophoresis after enzyme digestion; 5 was the plasmid PYES-KanMX and 6 was the Agarose gel electrophoresis after enzyme digestion.

[8] [9]. It is obvious that have a great relationship between the both. It is necessary to study the ACBP of Zygosaccharomyces rouxii overexpression for the effect of the soy sauce aroma. The construction of overexpression vector wiht GFP gene, in order to we can real-time observation of the ACBP gene of Zygosaccharomyces rouxii. In the next study, we can detect the change of the flavor of the soy sauce in the overexpression vector. This from the point of the molecular to study flavor of soy sauce, the source of the material, and the mechanism, which to improve the process of soy sauce has a great guiding role for us.

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by these projects in China (31171731, 31460447, 20142- BDH80003, 2013-CXTD002, “555 talent project” of Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi Province Key Laboratory of Bioprocess Engineering and Co-Innovation Center for In Vitro Diagnostic Reagents and Devices of Jiangxi Province).

Cite this paper
Chen, F. , Han, J. , Liu, L. , Hu, J. , Zhang, X. and Zeng, B. (2016) Construction of Overexpression Vector of ACBP Gene in Zygosaccharomyces rouxii. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 4, 23-30. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2016.412004.
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