Refolding and Activation of Human Prorenin Expressed in Escherichia coli : Application of Recombinant Human Renin for Inhibitor Screening
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Human prorenin was expressed in <I>Escherichia coli</I> as a fusion protein of thioredoxin. The chimeric protein, which accumulated insoluble inclusion bodies, was solubilized in 4 <small>M</small> guanidine–HCl and refolded by an arginine-detergent buffer system and by systematic dialysis. The refolded fusion prorenin was activated by trypsin. The antiserum against human kidney renin specifically inhibited the recombinant human renin activity. Using the recombinant human renin, we screened its inhibitory activity in fermented soybean paste (miso) and demonstrated that miso contained renin inhibitory activity derived from soybean. The IC<SUB>50</SUB> values for soybean and steamed soybean extracts were determined to be 1.9 and 1.6 mg/ml, respectively. This is the first demonstration of renin inhibitory activity in miso and soybean.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(12), 2913-2918, 2006-12-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry