Translational initiation region (RBS) for Staphylococcus aureus
The Translation Initiation Region ribosome binding site (TIR rbs) was isolated from T7 bacteriophage (Fey, 2014). It is used for optimal expression in S.epidermidis when a native RBS is too poor to achieve desired expression levels. It has a Shine-Dalgarno consensus sequence (AGGAGG). The start codon and the phage T7 enhancer were spaced to optimally minimize secondary structure formation (Cheng et al., 1992). The TIR RBS leads to greater expression levels compared to sodA RBS BBa_K1323022 even though they have the same consensus sequence (Fey, 2014).
DsRed fluorescence was analyzed in both E. coli and S. epidermidis. The DsRed cassette was incorporated into a pUC57 plasmid containing an erythromycin resistance gene (BBa_K1323011) and Staphylococcal oriV (BBa_K1323018). This plasmid was transformed into the strains using heat shock for E. coli and electroporation for S. epidermidis. Pellets from 50 ml overnight cultures were collected into 1.5 ml eppendorf tubes. To the naked eye (A) E. coli has a pink color (left), whereas in S. epidermidis (middle), a slight pink colour could only be noticed if compared to S. epidermidis without the construct (right). When seen under a RFP filter (B) a high degree of red fluorescence was observed in E. coli (left) and a lower degree of red fluorescence was seen in S. epidermidis (middle). The S. epidermidis negative control (right) showed no observable fluorescence.
Sequence and Features
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Cheng, X., Patterson, T. A., (1992) Construction and use of lambda PL promoter vectors for direct cloning and high level expression of PCR amplified DNA coding sequences. Nucleic Acids Res 20, 4591–4598.
Fey, P. D. (2014). Staphylococcus epidermidis: methods and protocols. New York: Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.