Protein_Domain
NpuDnaE(C)

Part:BBa_K1362401

Designed by: Constantin Ahlmann-Eltze, Charlotte Bunne, Magdalena Büscher, Jan Gleixner, Max Horn, Anna Huhn, Nils Klughammer, Jakob Kreft, Elisabeth Schäfer, Carolin Schmelas, Silvan Schmitz, Max Waldha   Group: iGEM14_Heidelberg   (2014-10-06)

NpuDnaE C-Intein cloning piece

Nostoc punctiforme DnaE split Intein C-terminal half. This is a DNA piece for cloning used to assemble our other BioBrick parts.

Nostoc punctiforme DnaE split intein (Npu DnaE)

Inteins can be found in all kingdoms of life, however their use for the organism remains yet unknown. In the past years many intein sequences were found in the genomes of cyanobacteria. Npu DnaE is a naturally split intein from the alpha subunit of Dna Polymerase III in Nostoc punctiforme bacteria which shows [1] extraordinarly high splicing activity and therefore is currently still on of the gold-standards for inteins.

Amino Acid Sequence:

N-Intein: AEY | CLSYETEILTVEYGLLPIGKIVEKRIECTVYSVDNNGNIYTQPVAQWHDRGEQEVFEYCLEDGSLIRATKDHKFMTVDGQMLPIDEIFERELDLMRVDNLPN
C-Intein: MIKIATRKYLGKQNVYDIGVERDHNFALKNGFIASN | CFN

The sequences above are specified with three native extein residues on each of the termini. Please note that in the case of Npu DnaE these are not the most efficient amino acids in supporting the splicing reaction. Detailed information that we found to be very useful is given in [2].

Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[10]
  • 12
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[12]
  • 21
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[21]
  • 23
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[23]
  • 25
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
  • 1000
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]


Characterization in Nicotiana benthamiana

Group: Valencia_UPV team 2016

Author: Valencia UPV iGEM team (Iván Casas Rodrigo, Mónica Victoria Gutiérrez Salazar, Alicia Climent Catalá, Álvaro Ballesteros González)

Summary

Valencia UPV 2016 team tested and demonstrated the functionality of inteins in a plant chassis, specifically in Nicotiana benthamiana. We used the inteins with our split-Cas9 (BBa_K2017000 and BBa_K2017001). The inteins allowed to fusion of the two parts of the split-Cas9 in vivo, in order to obtain a fully functional Cas9 protein. In Figure 1 it is shown an electrophoresis gel with the results of the testing of split-Cas9 in plants. For further information about the experimental design, check the information of split-Cas9 parts, BBa_K2017000 and BBa_K2017001

Figure 1: Electrophoresis gel of XT1 amplicons digestion. Mutation efficiencies of Split-intein-Cas9 system and classical Cas9 system are compared by resistant bands signal intensity.


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