Microbial-surface display is the expression of proteins or peptides on the surface of cells by fusing an appropriate protein as an anchoring motif. Here, the outer membrane protein W (OmpW) was selected as a fusion partner for functional expression of Pseudomonas fluorescence SIK W1 lipase (TliA) on the cell-surface of Escherichia coli. Localization of the truncated OmpW-TliA fusion protein on the cell-surface was confirmed by immunoblotting and functional assay of lipase activity. Enantioselective hydrolysis of rac-phenylethyl butanoate by the displayed lipase resulted in optically active (R)-phenyl ethanol with 96 % enantiomeric excess and 44 % of conversion in 5 days. Thus, a small outer membrane protein OmpW, is a useful anchoring motif for displaying an active enzyme of ~50 kDa on the cell-surface and the surface-displayed lipase can be employed as an enantioselective biocatalyst in organic synthesis.
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Acknowledgments This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program (2010-0008826) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST). Further support from Priority Research Centers Program through the NRF funded by the MEST (2012-0006693) is appreciated.
- Cell-surface display
- Enantioselective biocatalyst
- Outer membrane protein