The double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) mediated RNA interference (RNAi) is widely employed in silkworm and its tissue-derived cell lines for gene function analysis. Baculovirus expression vector system (BEVS) has an advantage for large-scale protein expression. Previously, combining these useful tools, we improved traditional AcMNPV-Sf9 BEVS to produce modified target glycoproteins, where the ectopic expression of Caenorhabditis elegans systemic RNAi defective-1 (SID-1) was found to be valuable for soaking RNAi. In current study, we applied CeSID-1 protein to a Bombyx mori NPV (BmNPV)-hypersensitive Bme21 cell line and investigated its properties both in soaking RNAi ability and recombinant protein expression. The soaking RNAimediated suppression in the Bme21 cell enables us to produce modified glycoproteins of interest in BmNPV-Bme21 BEVS.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology