Plasmid

Part:BBa_K404200

Designed by: Freiburg Bioware 2010   Group: iGEM10_Freiburg_Bioware   (2010-08-28)

pSB1C3-001

pSB1C3-001
BioBrick Nr. BBa_K404200
RFC standard RFC 25
Requirement pSB1C3
Source
Submitted by FreiGEM 2010














BBa_K404003 BBa_K404003

Brief introduction: Reasons for pSB1C3_001

The pSB1C3_001 is a new variant provided by the iGEM team Freiburg_Bioware 2010. It was created in process to modify the existing pSB1C3 in order to make it compatible to the "Virus Construction Kit" which requires additional single-cutting restriction enzymes (SspI, SalI, BamHI, PvuII) to insert loop motifs.

Modularization: Adapting pSB1C3 to loop insertions – pSB1C3_001

To fulfill iGEM requirements, all plasmids need to be submitted in pSB1C3. Therefore, primers were ordered for amplifying RepVP123 containing all modifications done so far by PCR and cloning them into pSB1C3. Still, pSB1C3 contains two restriction sites for SspI and PvuII restriction enzymes in its CAT marker. Since these are necessary for cloning ViralBricks in this vector, the iGEM Team Freiburg_Bioware 2010 decided in agreement with iGEM Headquarters to implement a new standard for the pSB1C3 backbone which was named pSB1C3_001. Both restriction sites interfering with ViralBrick insertions were mutated to make SspI and PvuII single-cutters (see method development).

Figure 1 Comparison of pSB1C3 (upper row) and pSB1C3_001 (lower row). Deletions of SspI and PvuII are marked by red boxes.

RepVP123 containing both rep and cap synthetic gene fragments including the re-mutation of KpnI and the downstream p5TATA-less promotor was cloned into the newly constructed pSB1C3_001. Testing this newly assembled plasmid in cell culture revealed unexpected data: Not only did the newly assembled plasmid work (see Figure 2), but in comparison to pAAV containing the same RepVP123 construct, pSB1C3_001 showed an about 3 times higher transduction efficiency. Although exact reasons are still unknown, these results are probably related to the length reduction of pSB1C3_001 compared to the original pAAV plasmid of approximately 1000 base pairs.

 

Figure 2 AAV-293 cells were transfected with three plasmids pHelper, pSB1C3_001_[AAV2]-Rep-VP123_p5-TATAless or pAAV_RC_IRCK and pSB1C3_[AAV2]-left-ITR_pCMV_beta-globin_mVenus_hGH_[AAV2]-right-ITR providing essential genes and proteins for producing viral particles. 48 hours post transfection, viral particles were harvested by freeze-thaw lysis and centrifugation followed by HT1080 transduction. mVenus expression of viral genomes was determined by flow cytometry analysis 24 hours post infection. Fluorescence is measured in surviving cells. Results showed functionality of RepVP123 within the pSB1C3_001 vector and additionally increased transduction efficiency.


Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[10]
    Illegal prefix found in sequence at 2059
    Illegal suffix found in sequence at 10
  • 12
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[12]
    Illegal EcoRI site found at 2059
    Illegal SpeI site found at 11
    Illegal PstI site found at 25
    Illegal NotI site found at 18
    Illegal NotI site found at 2065
  • 21
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[21]
    Illegal EcoRI site found at 2059
    Illegal XhoI site found at 1043
    Illegal XhoI site found at 1935
  • 23
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[23]
    Illegal prefix found in sequence at 2059
    Illegal suffix found in sequence at 11
  • 25
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
    Illegal prefix found in sequence at 2059
    Illegal suffix found in sequence at 1
  • 1000
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]
    Illegal EcoRI site found at 2059
    Illegal XbaI site found at 2074
    Illegal SpeI site found at 11
    Illegal PstI site found at 25


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