Rabbit P450 2E1 was stably expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells after cotransfection with pRC/CMV-2E1 and pFR400 which expresses murine dihydrofolate reductase with a single arginine to leucine substitution at position 22. This mutation permits amplification of expression with increasing methotrexate concentrations in CHO-K1 cells that are not dihydrofolate reductase deficient. After amplification with 1 μM methotrexate, a representative clone expressed about 15 pmol of P450 2E1/mg microsomal protein. Cells from a single 35-mm plate catalyzed the formation of 1.02 nmol 6-hydroxychlorzoxazone/106 cells/h or about 127 pmol/mg total cell protein/min. The enzyme was rapidly labeled when pulsed with [35S]-methionine. Initial pulse-chase experiments indicate that the expressed protein has a half-life of 4.8 h.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 17 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology