Construction and application of yeast two hybrid cDNA libraries of Phanerochaete chrysosporium

Guoku Hu, Yonghong Yan, Quan Jiang, Bo Wu, Hong Feng, Yizheng Zhang

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There has been no report on protein - protein interaction in Phanerochaete chrysosporium, a model microorganism for studying lignin degradation. In this study, two yeast two-hybrid libraries containing 2.5 × 105 and 3.0 × 105 recombinants, were constructed using 2 d and 3 d mRNAs derived from P. chrysosporium cultures growing in low-nitrogen medium. 14-3-3 gene was used to screen the 3-day library by yeast two-hybrid technique and more than 600 clones were obtained on the SD/-Ade/-His/-Leu/-Trp plates. Thirty positive recombinants could activate three reporter genes. Plasmids isolated from yeast transformants were successfully transformed into Escherichia coli. The thirty clones could be classified into 4 types on the basis of the digestion patterns by Hae III and Sau3A I, as well as their sequence analyses. Results showed that one type of clones encoded 14-3-3 protein, implying that homodimer could be formed between two molecules of 14-3-3 protein. The other three types of clones encoded unknown proteins. However, the Y2H333 contained an OB-fold nucleic acid binding domain on the basis of analysis in SBASE. These results demonstrated that the yeast two-hybrid cDNA libraries were qualified for studying protein - protein interactions and 14-3-3 protein may play important roles in P. chrysosporium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)678-682
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Applied and Environmental Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 25 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • 14-3-3 protein
  • Phanerochaete chrysosporium
  • Yeast two-hybrid system
  • cDNA library

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Genetics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Pollution


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