[Yersinia pseudotuberculosis mutant OmpF porins with deletions of the external loops: genetic constructions design, expression, isolation and refolding].
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis outer membrane (OM) recombinant mutant OmpF porins with deletions of the external loops L1, L6 and L8 were obtained using site-directed mutagenesis of the recombinant plasmid including ompF gene. Heterologeous expression of the mutant proteins was carried out in strain Rosetta of Escherichia coli (Novagen, USA), porins with the deletions were isolated from the inclusion bodies. Mutant proteins in oligomeric form were obtained as result of dialysis and ion-exchange chromatography. Spatial structure of the mutant proteins was demonstrated to have special features in comparison with that of the full-structured OmpF porin on the level of both secondary and tertiary structure. Lacking of the loops L1, L6 and L8 didn't affect the conductivity level of Y pseudotuberculosis porin channel as shown using bilayer lipid membrane (BLM) technique. Lacking of the loops mentioned above has a significant influence on the antigenic structure of the mutant porins as demonstrated with use of immunoblotting technique and ELISA.