C.sporogenes ferredoxin gene RBS
Usage and Biology
This basic part is the ribosome binding site portion of the ferredoxin regulatory region from the Gram-positive organism Clostridium sporogenes. Ferredoxins (from Latin ferrum: iron + redox, often abbreviated "fdx") are iron–sulfur proteins that mediate electron transfer in a range of metabolic reactions, and the ferredoxin gene is known is to highly expressed in C. sporogenes. This promoter has been demonstrated previously to be a strong promoter in clostridial species (ref).
This basic part was characterised as part of a composite part, and used as a promoter which functions in both the Gram-negative E. coli and the Gram-positive Clostridium difficile. The full native regulatory region driving thiolase expression in C. sporogenes is composed of the ferredoxin promoter BBa_K2715011 and this RBS BBa_K2715020. It's strength was assessed in E. coli using GFP as a reporter gene, the link to the characterisation data is provided below. A composite part was also assembled using gusA as a reporter gene, and this was used to assay its strength in Clostridium difficile. The composite part driving gusA is also listed below:
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
Heap, J.T., Pennington, O.J., Cartman, S.T. and Minton, N.P., 2009. A modular system for Clostridium shuttle plasmids. Journal of microbiological methods, 78(1), pp.79-85.
Davis, D.F., Ward, W.W. and Cutler, M.W., 1994. Posttranslational chromophore formation in recombinant GFP from E. coli requires oxygen. In Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence: Fundamentals and Applied Aspects. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, Cambridge. Wiley, New York, NY (pp. 569-599).
Chiu, N.H. and Watson, A.L., 2017. Measuring β‐Galactosidase Activity in Gram‐Positive Bacteria Using a Whole‐Cell Assay with MUG as a Fluorescent Reporter. Current protocols in toxicology, 74(1), pp.4-44.