de-GFP ssra is a destabilized GFP created by "fusing amino acids 422–461 of the degradation domain of mouse ornithine decarboxylase (MODC) to the C-terminal end of an enhanced variant of GFP (EGFP) 1 This destabilized GFP is fitted with an ssrA degradation tag.
1. Li‡, X., Zhao, X., Fang, Y., Jiang, X., Duong, T., & Huang, C. F. (1998, December 25). Xianqiang Li. Retrieved from http://www.jbc.org/content/273/52/34970.full.html
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Contribution by Team ZJUT-China 2021
Group: Team ZJUT-China 2021
Author: Lianjie Sha and Xia Yao
Summary: According to the lectures, we learned that the degradation rate of eGFP-ssrA could be measured. In the cell-free system, protein degradation by clpXP is described by a zeroth order chemical kinetic.In protein substrates (eGFP), ClpX recognizes ssrA--a specific C-terminal degradation tag, proceeds to unfold stable tertiary structure in the protein, and then spools or translocates the unfolded polypeptide chain into a sequestered proteolytic compartment in ClpP for degradation into small peptide fragments. As part of iGEM18_William_and_Mary, ZJUT-China assessed the degradation rate of different eGFP (Part:BBa_K2680550)by adding different concentrate of plasmid P70-ClpXP (Part:BBa_K3885203)based on the reference. We hope this will enhance further modeling and experiments.
There are two methods to express clpxp protein: co-expression and pre-expression.Accelerated protein degradation can be achieved by co-expression of P70a-ClpXP, by adding protein to a cell-free system pre-incubated with P70a-ClpXP for an hour or by adding dilutions of pre-expressed ClpXP (P70a-ClpXP, 3nM). Different methods can provide different rates of protein degradation, ranging from 9.3 nM/min to 250 nM/min. By expressing ClpXP, protein synthesis can be adjusted to an appropriate rate.
As shown in the figure above, the higher the concentration of ClpXP, the faster the degradation of eGFP-ssrA. Meanwhile, according to the table, when ClpXP with the same concentration was added, eGFP degradation rate in pre-expression was from 6.5 nM/min to 256 nM/min, while in co-expression, eGFP degradation rate was from 9.3 nM/min to 128 nM/min. It can be concluded that pre-expression is more conducive to eGFP protein degradation than co-expression.
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