Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Article Title: Non-Native Conformational Isomers of the Catalytic Domain of PCSK9 Induce an Immune Response, Reduce Lipids and Increase LDL Receptor Levels
Figure Lengend Snippet: ( A ) Coomassie blue staining of the purified region-1 and region-2 of mPCSK9 proteins. Region-1 (residues 152–351) and region-2 (residues 249–452) of mouse catalytic domain were cloned and expressed by pET-3a plasmids. The proteins were reduced and purified by a reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) on an Agilent 1100 HPLC system. The purified proteins were analyzed by SDS/PAGE and stained with Coomassie blue. The positions of expressed proteins are shown; ( B ) MALDI mass spectrometry on Region-1. The molecular mass of purified PCSK9 region-1 in fully reduced form (PCSK9-1R). The molecular mass of PCSK9 region-1 as determined by MALDI was 21,201 Da; ( C ) MALDI mass spectrometry on Region-2. The molecular mass of purified PCSK9 region-2 in fully reduced form (PCSK9-2R). The molecular mass of PCSK9 region-2 as determined by MALDI was 21,355 Da.
Article Snippet: The authors used a reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) on an Agilent 1100 HPLC system (Column ZORBAX 3000 SB-C18, 9.4 mm × 25 cm) to purify the proteins.
Techniques: Staining, Purification, Clone Assay, Positron Emission Tomography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, SDS Page, Mass Spectrometry