Designed by:   Group: Antiquity   (2003-01-31)

promoter (lacI regulated)

This part is an inverting regulator sensitive to LacI and CAP.

It contains two protein binding sites. The first binds the CAP protein, which is generally present in E.coli and is asocciated with cell health and availability of glucose. The second binds LacI protein.

  • In the absence of LacI protein and CAP protein, this part promotes transcription.
  • In the presence of LacI protein and CAP protein, this part inhibits transcription.
  • LacI can be inhibited by IPTG.
  • LacI is coded by BBa_C0010

Intrinsic noise value: 0.0707 (compare with R0011: 0.0040; R0051: 0.0869). See William_and_Mary iGEM 2015

>Internal Priming Screening Characterization of BBa_R0010: Has 3 possible internal priming site between this BioBrick part and the VR primer.

The 2018 Hawaii iGEM team evaluated the 40 most frequently used BioBricks and ran them through an internal priming screening process that we developed using the BLAST program tool. Out of the 40 BioBricks we evaluated, 10 of them showed possible internal priming of either the VF2 or VR primers and sometime even both. The data set has a range of sequence lengths from as small as 12 bases to as large as 1,210 bases. We experienced the issue of possible internal priming during the sequence verification process of our own BBa_K2574001 BioBrick and in the cloning process to express the part as a fusion protein. BBa_K2574001 is a composite part containing a VLP forming Gag protein sequence attached to a frequently used RFP part (BBa_E1010). We conducted a PCR amplification of the Gag-RFP insert using the VF2 and VR primers on the ligation product (pSB1C3 ligated to the Gag + RFP). This amplicon would serve as template for another PCR where we would add the NcoI and BamHI restriction enzyme sites through new primers for ligation into pET14b and subsequent induced expression. Despite gel confirming a rather large, approximately 2.1 kb insert band, our sequencing results with the VR primer and BamHI RFP reverse primer gave mixed results. Both should have displayed the end of the RFP, but the VR primer revealed the end of the Gag. Analysis of the VR primer on the Gag-RFP sequence revealed several sites where the VR primer could have annealed with ~9 - 12 bp of complementarity. Internal priming of forward and reverse primers can be detrimental to an iGEM project because you can never be sure if the desired construct was correctly inserted into the BioBrick plasmid without a successful sequence verification.

For the BioBrick part BBa_R0010, the first location of the internal priming site is on the 121-113 base number of the BioBrick and on the 12-20 base number of the VR primer. The second location of the internal priming site is on the 11-17 base number of the BioBrick and on the 4-10 base number of the VR primer. The third location of the internal priming site is on the 84-90 base number of the BioBrick and on the 14-20 base number of the VR primer.

Usage and Biology

This is a direct copy of bases 0365739 through 0365540 of the E. coli K-12 MG1655 genome, Genbank NC_000913 in reverse complement form. It is the natural promoter for the LacZYA operon. It includes the tail end of the LacI gene coding region, but no promoter region for that partial gene.

Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
  • 12
  • 21
  • 23
  • 25
  • 1000

Usage in Chromobacterium Violaceum

Team Tec-Monterrey 2016 tested the Promoter BBa_R0010 in C. Violaceum. We were unable to confirm whether or not C. Violaceum had the lac operon, BLAST analysis of its genome suggested that it did not have this regulating system; our characterization demonstrates that the lac promoter can be used as a constitutive promoter in this chassis. There was no significant difference in the Fluorescence of the group of C. Violaceum with IPTG or without it, but in E. Coli it showed normal induction. Therefore, we can confirm that this promoter is constitutive in C. Violaceum. T--Tec-Monterrey--violaceumgrafiicauno.jpg T--Tec-Monterrey--violaceumgrafiicados.jpg

controlIPTG, lacI