Cloning Gene Encoding Micronema 3 (Mic3) Protein of Tachyzoite Toxoplasma Gondii Local Isolate

Wayan T. Artama, Ni Nyoman Ayu Dewi, Didik Tulus Subekti
2015 Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology  
Microneme 3 (MIC3) protein tachyzoites Toxoplasma gondii is one of protein which plays an important roleduring cell host invasion. Gene encoding MIC3 protein has been studied and it was suggested a potent vaccinecandidate against Toxoplasma gondii infection. The aim of this research is to clone and sequence the gene encodingMIC3 protein of tachyzoites Toxoplasma gondii local isolate by amplification using polymerase chain reaction withspecific primers. The amplified DNA fragment was cloned into
more » ... ent was cloned into pGEM-T and transformed into E. coli XL-1 Blue byheat shock method. Recombinant plasmids were isolated using alkali lysis method and analyzed by digestionusing restriction endonuclease enzymes PstI, HindIII, NcoI and EcoRV. The recombinant plasmids then sequencedto find out the nucleotide sequence of insert gene by ABIPRISM 377 DNA Sequencer. The DNA sequence thenwere analyzed by computer software for alignment. The result showed that transformation in E. coli XL-1 Blue bypGEM-T produced one clone that was encoding MIC3 protein. Analysis of 489 bp from 5' and 447 from 3' of genesequence showed 97-98% homology with gene encoding for MIC3 protein of RH isolate.Keywords: MIC3 protein, Toxoplasma gondii, tachyzoite, recombinant DNA
doi:10.22146/ijbiotech.7410 fatcat:vxoqewp2nvczrf5nvt2oelcw5y