The Brevibacillus system facilitates disulfide bond formation, which is often required for activity in proteins of eukaryotic origin. In addition, B. choshinensis serves as an excellent host for intracellular protein production, producing soluble intracellular proteins in the cytoplasm without the formation of inclusion bodies. In fact, the Brevibacillus Expression System II often works better than comparable E. coli-based systems for the expression of certain recombinant protein targets.
Using His-tag vectors (pNC-HisE, pNC-HisF, pNC-HisT, pNI-His) allows for quick and easy purification of the expressed target proteins. These tags can be removed by protease treatment following purification.