Journal of microbiological methods vol:59 issue:1 pages:131-4
In various recent experiments with respect to protein secretion by L. pneumophila, protein detection based on the cMyc-tag seemed to be problematic. For one specific protein, we studied the reason for this problem in more detail by comparing protein expression in the presence and absence of the cMyc-tag. We demonstrated a decrease in the amount of mRNA transcript when the cMyc coding sequence is present. We can conclude that this epitope tag is not a preferential tag for protein detection in L. pneumophila.