PFixK2-lambda C1-B0034-amilCP blue light sensor output
FixK2 promoter is the downstream signaling promoter of YF1/FixJ blue light-sensing system. The YF1/FixJ system become "inactive" when illuminated by blue light, and "active" in darkness. Needless to say, a system that works in the opposite way with lights activating and darkness inactivating is more desirable. Therefore, an inverter was placed behind FixK2 promoter. When in dark, YF1 becomes phosphorylated and activates FixJ, its own RR. FixJ in turn binds to FixK2 promoter, allowing the transcription of the lambda C1, thus repressing the amilCP output. In light however, YF1/FixJ has no effect on FixK2 promoter, which in turn has near-zero activity. The lambda C1 concentration drops, eventually amilCP will be produced.
Sequence and Features
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- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
Functional Parameters: Austin_UTexas
Burden Imposed by this Part:
Burden is the percent reduction in the growth rate of E. coli cells transformed with a plasmid containing this BioBrick (± values are 95% confidence limits). This part exhibited a significant burden. Users should be aware that BioBricks with a burden of >20-30% may be susceptible to mutating to become less functional or nonfunctional as an evolutionary consequence of this fitness cost. This risk increases as they used for more bacterial cell divisions or in larger cultures. Users should be especially careful when combining multiple burdensome parts, as plasmids with a total burden of >40% are expected to mutate so quickly that they become unclonable. Refer to any one of the BBa_K3174002 - BBa_K3174007 pages for more information on the methods and other conclusions from a large-scale measurement project conducted by the 2019 Austin_UTexas team.
This functional parameter was added by the 2020 Austin_UTexas team.