Constitutive promotor J23105 and downstream CecropinXJ
Biobrick BBa_K1919001 is a composite part, consisting of constitutive promotor J23105, RBS, TrxA tag, 6xHis tag, thrombin site, S tag, enterkinase site and the coding sequence of antimicrobial peptide CecropinXJ.
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12Illegal NheI site found at 7
Illegal NheI site found at 30
- 21Illegal BglII site found at 506
Illegal BamHI site found at 549
Illegal XhoI site found at 750
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a group of peptides that play roles in the innate immune system to protect the host from invading pathogens . AMPs have minimal toxicity and low sensitivity effects to the host , which means antimicrobial peptides have the potential to be used to replace antibiotics in the future. Thus, the detrimental effects of antibiotics overuse will be released.
Cecropins, a group of small AMPs mainly found in the hemolymph of insects, consist of 31 39 amino acid residues and have a broad spectrum, high heat stability and potent bacteriostatic activity [3-5]. CecropinXJ (Part BBa_K1919000) is a member of the Cecropin family, which was first cloned from the larvae of the Xinjiang silkworm (Bombyx mori). Previous researches have determined the complete amino acid sequence of this molecule . It has been demonstrated that CecropinXJ could be expressed in eukaryotic expression system such as Pichia pastoris  or prokaryotic expression system such as E.coli . What’s more, CecropinXJ exhibited to have various activities such as antibacterial activity against both Gram‑positive and Gram-negative bacteria, as well as antifungal activity . These characteristics indicate that CecropinXJ is an ideal antimicrobial substance to be used to treat foot diseases caused by microbes.
The combination of cecropinXJ and constitutive promoters were determined by PCR. (Fig. 2) However, there is no clear band being detected while using SDS-PAGE and Western blot, which might due to the high level expression of AMP inhibited the growth of host itself.
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