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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2015 Vol.16 No.2 P.155-166


Determination of royal jelly freshness by ELISA with a highly specific anti-apalbumin 1, major royal jelly protein 1 antibody

Author(s):  Li-rong Shen, Yi-ran Wang, Liang Zhai, Wen-xiu Zhou, Liang-liang Tan, Mei-lu Li, Dan-dan Liu, Fa Xiao

Affiliation(s):  Zhejiang Key Laboratory for Agro-Food Processing, Fuli Institute of Food Science, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China

Corresponding email(s):   shenlirong@zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Freshness, Royal jelly, Major royal jelly protein 1 (MRJP1), Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), High specific antibody

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Li-rong Shen, Yi-ran Wang, Liang Zhai, Wen-xiu Zhou, Liang-liang Tan, Mei-lu Li, Dan-dan Liu, Fa Xiao. Determination of royal jelly freshness by ELISA with a highly specific anti-apalbumin 1, major royal jelly protein 1 antibody[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2015, 16(2): 155-166.

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Major royal jelly protein 1 (MRJP1), designated apalbumin 1, has been regarded as a freshness marker of royal jelly (RJ). A MRJP1-specific peptide (IKEALPHVPIFD) identified by bioinformatics analysis of homologous members of the major royal protein family was synthesized and used to raise polyclonal anti-MRJP1 antibody (anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody). Western blot analysis showed that anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody only reacted with MRJP1 in RJ. In contrast, the previously reported antibody against recombinant MRJP1 (anti-R-MRJP1 antibody) reacted with other members of MRJP family in RJ. enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody demonstrated that MRJP1 content in RJ stored at 40 °C significantly degraded by 37.3%, 55.9%, 58.0%, 60.6%, 65.7%, 72.7%, and 73.1% at 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49 d, respectively, when compared with MRJP1 content in fresh RJ (0 d). Optical density analysis of MRJP bands from sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) profiles demonstrated that the degradation of MRJP1, MRJP2, MRJP3, and MRJP5 in RJ was strongly and positively correlated with the period of storage (P<0.0001). Our results indicated anti-SP-MRJP1 antibody was highly specific for MRJP1, and ELISA using the antibody is a sensitive and easy-to-use method to determine the freshness and authenticity of RJ.


目的:为蜂王浆主蛋白1(MRJP1)的快速检测和鉴别提供科学依据,为蜂王浆的质量控制提供技术 支持。
方法:通过蜂王浆主蛋白家族蛋白的氨基酸序列同源性分析,筛选出MRJP1的特异性多肽区域,进行人工合成,免疫兔子后取血清制备成特异性多克隆抗体。用蛋白质印迹法(Westernblot)检测了MRJP1特异性多克隆抗体与MRJP1重组表达蛋白多克隆抗体对王浆主蛋白家族的免疫反应。以新鲜蜂王浆为对照品,用MRJP1特异性抗体酶联接免疫吸附剂测定(ELISA)法和变性电泳胶灰度扫描法分别测定保温(40°C)7~49天的蜂王浆中MRJP1含量的变化,并进行了相关性 分析。


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