T7 promoter with a binding site for TALE repressor.
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
This part has been confirmed by sequencing and has no mutations.
Usage and Biology
The T7 promoter was engineered to contain a binding site for a Transcriptional Activator like Effector protein (TALE). TALE proteins consist of repeats where 12th and 13th amino acids can vary, the repeats are called the repeat variable diresidue (RVD) (Segall-Shapiro et al., 2018). These RVDs have been shown to bind to DNA in a simple one-to-one binding code. A unique 18bp binding site was incorporated into the promoter, this binding site recruits a specific TALE protein called TALEsp1 that acts as a repressor (Segall-Shapiro et al., 2018). The TALEsp1 protein was designed to bind protein specifically at the binding site and are predicted not to bind anywhere in the E. coli genome. The position of the binding site can be readjusted to alter the extent of repression by the TALE protein.
The DNA sequence of the part was synthesized by IDT with flanking BpiI sites and respective MoClo compatible coding sequence overhangs. The part was then cloned in a level 0 MoClo backbone pICH41233 and the sequence was confirmed by sequencing. The cloning protocol can be found in the MoClo section below.
Modular Cloning (MoClo) is a system which allows for efficient one pot assembly of multiple DNA fragments (Weber et al., 2011). The MoClo system consists of Type IIS restriction enzymes that cleave DNA 4 to 8 base pairs away from the recognition sites. Cleavage outside of the recognition site allows for customization of the overhangs generated. The MoClo system is hierarchical. First, basic parts (promoters, UTRs, CDS and terminators) are assembled in level 0 plasmids in the kit. In a single reaction, the individual parts can be assembled into vectors containing transcriptional units (level 1). Furthermore, MoClo allows for directional assembly of multiple transcriptional units. Successful assembly of constructs using MoClo can be confirmed by visual readouts (blue/white or red/white screening). Click here for the protocol.
Note: The basic parts sequences of the Sci-Phi 29 collection in the registry contain only the part sequence and therefore contain no overhangs or restriction sites. For synthesizing MoClo compatible parts, refer to table 2. The complete sequence of our parts including backbone can be found here.
Table 1: Overview of different level in MoClo
|Level 0||Basic||Promoters, 5’ UTR, CDS and terminators||BpiI|
|Level 1||Composite||Transcriptional units||BsaI|
|Level 2/M/P||Composite||Multiple transcriptional units||BpiI|
For synthesizing basic parts, the part of interest should be flanked by a BpiI site and its specific type overhang. These parts can then be cloned into the respective level 0 MoClo parts. For level 1, where individual transcriptional units are cloned, the overhangs come from the backbone you choose. The restriction sites for level 1 are BsaI. However, any type IIS restriction enzyme could be used.
Table 2: Type specific overhangs and backbones for MoClo. Green indicates the restriction enzyme recognition site. Blue indicates the specific overhangs for the basic parts
|Basic Part||Sequence 5' End||Sequence 3' End||Level 0 backbone|
|Promoter||NNNN GAAGAC NN GGAG||TACT NN GTCTTC NNNN||pICH41233|
|5’ UTR||NNNN GAAGAC NN TACT||AATG NN GTCTTC NNNN||pICH41246|
|CDS||NNNN GAAGAC NN AATG||GCTT NN GTCTTC NNNN||pICH41308|
|Terminator||NNNN GAAGAC NN GCTT||CGCT NN GTCTTC NNNN||pICH41276|
The strength of the T7sp1 promoter was characterized by comparing it to T7 promoter