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University of Tokyo, Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha and Probex Inc. | Date: 2010-05-28

The present invention intends to provide an assay system using split luciferase that has a remarkably high detection sensitivity. In an embodiment, binding of mutually binding first and second proteins is detected by preparing a first fusion protein comprising the first protein fused with a peptide having the amino acid sequence of amino acid SEQ ID NO: 1 and a second fusion protein comprising the second protein fused with a peptide having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of amino acid SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 6, and allowing the first fusion protein to bind with the second fusion protein to form a complex, and detecting luminescence emitted from the complex.


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University of Tokyo, Probex Inc. and Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha | Date: 2012-04-04

The present invention intends to provide an assay system using split luciferase that has a remarkably high detection sensitivity. In an embodiment, binding of mutually binding first and second proteins is detected by preparing a first fusion protein comprising the first protein fused with a peptide having the amino acid sequence of amino acid SEQ ID NO: 1 and a second fusion protein comprising the second protein fused with a peptide having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of amino acid SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 6, and allowing the first fusion protein to bind with the second fusion protein to form a complex, and detecting luminescence emitted from the complex.


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University of Tokyo, Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha and ProbeX Inc. | Date: 2013-05-31

The present invention intends to provide an assay system using split luciferase that has a remarkably high detection sensitivity. In an embodiment, binding of mutually binding first and second proteins is detected by preparing a first fusion protein comprising the first protein fused with a peptide having the amino acid sequence of amino acid SEQ ID NO: 1 and a second fusion protein comprising the second protein fused with a peptide having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of amino acid SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 6, and allowing the first fusion protein to bind with the second fusion protein to form a complex, and detecting luminescence emitted from the complex.


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University of Tokyo, Toyo Boseki Kabushiki Kaisha and ProbeX Inc. | Date: 2014-01-31

The present invention intends to provide an assay system using split luciferase that has a remarkably high detection sensitivity. In an embodiment, binding of mutually binding first and second proteins is detected by preparing a first fusion protein comprising the first protein fused with a peptide having the amino acid sequence of amino acid SEQ ID NO: 1 and a second fusion protein comprising the second protein fused with a peptide having an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of amino acid SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 6, and allowing the first fusion protein to bind with the second fusion protein to form a complex, and detecting luminescence emitted from the complex.


Hattori M.,University of Tokyo | Tanaka M.,University of Tokyo | Tanaka M.,ProbeX Inc. | Takakura H.,University of Tokyo | And 5 more authors.
Molecular BioSystems | Year: 2013

We developed bioluminescence probes to detect quantitative interaction of GPCRs with arrestin isoforms β-arrestin1 and β-arrestin2 based on split luciferase complementation. Time-dependent GPCR-β-arrestin interactions showed two-types of remarkable variations that were consistent with a classification of GPCR classes. Positive charge residues in serine clusters located at the C-terminal region of GPCRs were necessary for binding to β-arrestin. This quantitative method enables elucidation of the mechanisms of different classes of GPCRs that regulate β-arrestin isoforms. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Misawa N.,University of Tokyo | Misawa N.,ProbeX Inc. | Kafi A.K.M.,University of Tokyo | Hattori M.,University of Tokyo | And 5 more authors.
Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2010

To identify biologically relevant compounds in basic biology and drug discovery processes, rapid quantitative methods for elucidating protein-protein interactions have become necessary. We describe a novel optical technique for monitoring protein-protein interactions in living cells based on complementation of split luciferase fragments from click beetle (Brazilian Pyrearinus termltillumlnans). A new pair of amino-terminal and carboxy-terminal fragments of the luciferase was identified using semirational library screening, demonstrating achieved markedly higher sensitivity and signal-to-background ratio. The identified fragments were applied to the study of five G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) that interact with β-arrestin on the plasma membrane. By generating cell lines stably expressing the GPCRs and β-arrestin connected with the luciferase fragments, we demonstrated rapid and sensitive screening of potential chemicals that act on GPCRs using a 96-well microtiter plate format. The screening time was reduced to 5-10 min after ligand stimulation. The maximum response became more than 15-fold higher than the background signal. This luciferase complementation method also enabled accurate spatial and temporal analyses of interactions in single living cells using bioluminescence microscopy. These GPCR assays will facilitate developments of high-throughput screening systems in a multiwell plate format. Furthermore, using specific proteins of interest, the novel fragments of luciferase will provide different assay methods for the study of many intracellular signals in living cells and animals. © 2010 American Chemical Society.

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