Coding
dTomato

Part:BBa_K1688019

Designed by: Erik Gullberg   Group: iGEM15_Uppsala   (2015-09-15)

dTomato, red fluorescent protein


Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[10]
  • 12
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[12]
  • 21
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[21]
  • 23
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[23]
  • 25
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
  • 1000
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]


Uppsala dtomato.jpg

Figure 1. dTomato expressed in E. coli DH5-alpha with an inducible promoter.


Usage and Biology

The dTomato protein is a fluorescent protein dimer, created by direct evolution of the wild-type DsRed, from Discosoma sp. (Shaner et al, - Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein, 2004). The dTomato protein is a fluorescent dimer protein that emits orange-red light when it is excited by green-yellow light. It is preferable to use – especially in self-made fluorometry tests – because the excitation wavelengths and the emission wavelengths don't overlap as much as in other fluorescent proteins. The dTomato excitation peak is at 554 nm and 50% of it is at 510 nm. Also, its emission peak is at 581 nm and its 50% emission at 629 nm (Figure 2).

                         Uppsala2015 dTomato Chromatogram.png

Figure 2. Excitation (blue curve) and emission (red curve) spectra for the dTomato fluorescent protein (the graph is designed with the following tool: https://www.chroma.com/spectra-viewer)

References

Nathan C Shaner, Robert E Campbell, Paul A Steinbach, Ben N G Giepmans, Amy E Palmer & Roger Y Tsien. “Improved monomeric red, orange and yellow fluorescent proteins derived from Discosoma sp. red fluorescent protein”, 2004


Important: This part is not available in the registry yet, however, the same part is available from the registry with the standard RBS B0034: BBa_K1688004.

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Categories
//cds/reporter/rfp
//function/reporter/fluorescence
Parameters
colorRed
emission581 nm
excitation554 nm