FepA L8T Mutant - Large Diffusion pore for E. coli outer membrane.
FepA is an outer membrane receptor protein for Escherichia coli involved in the uptake of the ferric enterobactin siderophore. This part is a deletion mutant of the wild type FepA, which has been shown to convert the protein into an open diffusion channel, similar to a porin. It allows larger molecules through than normally would be permitted. A total of 15 amino acid residues has been deleted from the wild type protein (see Fig. 2A in reference). These have been replaced by a beta turn to aid folding (NCET).
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25Illegal AgeI site found at 238
Illegal AgeI site found at 604
Illegal AgeI site found at 1231
Illegal AgeI site found at 1749
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
Functional Parameters: Austin_UTexas
Burden Imposed by this Part:
Burden is the percent reduction in the growth rate of E. coli cells transformed with a plasmid containing this BioBrick (± values are 95% confidence limits). This BioBrick did not exhibit a burden that was significantly greater than zero (i.e., it appears to have little to no impact on growth). Therefore, users can depend on this part to remain stable for many bacterial cell divisions and in large culture volumes. Refer to any one of the BBa_K3174002 - BBa_K3174007 pages for more information on the methods, an explanation of the sources of burden, and other conclusions from a large-scale measurement project conducted by the 2019 Austin_UTexas team.
This functional parameter was added by the 2020 Austin_UTexas team.