Coding

Part:BBa_K2324005

Designed by: Rahan Nazeer   Group: iGEM17_Exeter   (2017-10-16)


FimH+ MouseMT

The literature has shown that the terminal pili protein FimH (Le Trong et al 2010) can be modified by inserting heterologous sequences at position 225 and 258 (Pallesen et al 1995, Shembri et al 1999). However these two amino acids are in the pilin binding domain which may present difficulties when attempting to introduce large modifications. Harvard iGEM 2015 also introduced modifications at position 1 of the mature FimH protein.

FimH is an the terminal protein of a bacterial type I pilus structure. As an adhesin, it binds mannose in nature. This part produces a FimH adhesin protein fused with a metallothionein from Mus musculus (Huang et al 1981) at the first amino acid position, after signal peptide cleavage. It is designed to be placed on the end of a type 1 pilus structure in E. coli with a view to binding a number of heavy metal ions. This part is included in the composite part http://parts.igem.org/Part:BBa_K2324010 under the pRha promoter.

References

Huang, I-Y., Kimura, M., Hata A., Tsunoo H., Yoshida A. (1981) Complete Amino Acid Sequence of Mouse Liver Metallothionein-II. Biochemistry 89, 1839-1845.

Le Trong, I., Aprikian, P., Kidd, B. A., Forero-Shelton, M., Tchesnokova, V., Rajagopal, P., Rodriguez, V., Interlandi, G., Klevit, R., Vogel, V., Stenkamp, R. E., Sokurenko, E. V., and Thomas, W. E. (2010) Structural Basis for Mechanical Force Regulation of the Adhesin FimH via Finger Trap-like Sheet Twisting. Cell 141, 645–655.

Pallesen, L., Poulsen, L. K., Christiansen, G., and Klemm, P. (1995) Chimeric Fimh Adhesin of Type-1 Fimbriae - a Bacterial Surface Display System for Heterologous Sequences. Microbiology 141, 2839–2848.


Schembri, M. A., Kjaergaard, K., and KLEMM, P. (1999) Bioaccumulation of heavy metals by fimbrial designer adhesins. FEMS Microbiology Letters 170, 363–371.

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]


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