His tag.

Frank Fuerst ffrank at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Mar 16 04:34:04 EST 2001

klenchin at REMOVE_TO_REPLY.facstaff.wisc.edu (Dima Klenchin) wrote:

>skumar at mbu.iisc.ernet.in ("S. Kumar Singh") wrote:
>:Hi all,
>:Is there any good established procedure for removing His tag from the N
>:terminus of a protein., I would greatly appreciate a reference on this.
>:Thanks a million in advance.
>Only if you have protease recognition site between the tag and
>the protein. Most conventional proteases are not specific enough
>and cut expressed protein as well, however. TEV protease and
>its 6 aa recognition site appears to be the best choice. Look up
>Gibco catalog for more details.

Deep down in my mind there is something about inteins (self-splicing
proteins) with a his-tag, fused to the protein of interest: Bind it to
a Ni-column, induce splicing activity and elute clean, tag-free
protein; then clean your column by eluting the remaining intein with
imidazole. Unfortunately, I don't remember a manufacturer name or

Bye, Frank

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