GTA MCP | Gene Transfer Agent (GTA) major capsid protein (MCP)
AS08 365 | Clonality: Polyclonal | Host: Rabbit | Reactivity: Rhodobacterales
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KLH-conjugated conserved peptide sequence found in the Gene Transfer Agent (GTA) major capsid protein (MCP) encoded in Bacteria within the Rhodobacterales order of the class alpha-Proteobacteria including Rhodobacter sphaeroides UniProt: Q3J3K4
31.4 | 32 kDa (predicted mature capsid protein of Rhodobacter capsulatus)
Roseobacter capsulatus cells, pelleted by centrifugation and resuspended in an equial volume of TE buffer and supernatant sample* were separated on 10% SDS-PAGE and blotted 1h to nitrocellulose. The "+" indicated R. capsulatus SB1003 (GTA positive) and "-" indicated R. capsulatus A1 (GTA capsid protein negative). Blots were blocked in 5% skim milk in TBST followed by incubation with anti-GTA antibodies (AS08 365) at dilution 1: 1000 at 4°C over night. After washes blots were incubated in secondary antibody (anti-rabbit IgG horse radish peroxidase conjugated, from Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Santa Cruz, CA) and specific bands were detected with chemiluminescence detection reagent.Exposure time was 30 seconds with CCD camera.
* - supernatant sample was obtained in a following way: cells were removed by two rounds of centrifugation at 17,000 g for 2 min. with sub-sample of the supernatant removed to a new tube. Two volumes of the cells or final culture supernatant were mixed with 1 volume of 3X SDS-PAGE sample buuffer (NEB).
Gene Transfer Agents (GTAs) are bacteriophage-like particles which function as a means to package and transfer genomic DNA between bacterial cells.GTA-mediated gene transfer might be an important phenomenon in natural microbial communities.
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Mercer and Lang (2014). Identification of a predicted partner-switching system that affects production of the gene transfer agent RcGTA and stationary phase viability in Rhodobacter capsulatus. BMC Microbiol. 2014 Mar 19;14(1):71.