Activity of recombinant GST in Escherichia coli grown on glucose and glycerol
We have investigated production, solubility and activity of recombinant glutathione-S-transferase (GST) expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 grown in defined media with glucose or glycerol as carbon source. GST was predominantly expressed as a soluble protein on both carbon sources, and 83–84% was found in the supernatant after cell lysis. In cultures grown on glucose, only 32 ± 9% of the GST was active, while 76 ± 13% of the GST was active in cultures grown on glycerol. This shows that glycerol has the potential to increase the activity of soluble GST in E. coli cultures in vivo.
Journal: Process Biochemistry - Volume 42, Issue 8, August 2007, Pages 1259–1263