ATP-grasp (ATPG) generator
Our research has focused on two novel biosynthetic pathways found in two distinct algal species. A pathway ending in the production of two UV-protective compounds, shinorine and mycosporine-glycine, was cloned from Anabaena varibalis. ATP-grasp (ATPG) catalyzes the third step in this pathway, 4-deoxygadusol into mycosporine-glycine.
Figure 1. PCR screen of ATP-grasp confirming successful cloning of this ORF into the pUCBB plasmid.
Balskus and Walsh, 2010. 
Codon optimised adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-grasp (ATPG) CDS for use in E.coli as part of the shinorine synthesis gene cluster. By using the IDT codon optimisation tool, St Andrews iGEM 2020 have optimised the GC content of the sequence taken from A.variabilis to improve production efficiency of the final product shinorine. We have further made the part biobrick assembly standard RFC & RFC compatible by removing EcoR1 and PstI restriction sites introduced by this optimisation step. The part should be used alongside the additional optimised parts (BBa_K3634000, BBa_K3634001 and BBa_K3634003) responsible for the ultimate conversion of the substrate sedoheptulose 7-phosphate to the final product shinorine.
Sequence and Features
- 10Illegal EcoRI site found at 944
- 12Illegal EcoRI site found at 944
Illegal NotI site found at 1517
- 21Illegal EcoRI site found at 944
Illegal BglII site found at 134
Illegal XhoI site found at 1525
- 23Illegal EcoRI site found at 944
- 25Illegal EcoRI site found at 944
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC