Reporter
CBDcex(T7)

Part:BBa_K863103

Designed by: Moritz Müller   Group: iGEM12_Bielefeld-Germany   (2012-09-20)

Cellulose binding Domain from Cellulomonas Fimi with Reporter GFP

Figure 1: Predicted structure of the CBM_3-family made with Cn3D

Cellulose binding domain of the Cellulomonas fimi ATCC 484 exoglucanase gene in Standard 25 (Freiburg) under a control of a T7-promoter. This construct was designed as a reporter-fusion-protein to measure the binding capacity of the cellulose binding domain. A GFP is introduced to the C-terminal end of the CBD and connected by a short linker, consisting of four amino acids (Glycine, Serine, Threonine, Glycine).

To that point expression of the protein could not be proven.

Usage and Biology

The CBDcex is an C-terminal domain at the end of the protein-sequence (Figure 2). The NCBI-BLAST identified 100 amino acids (300 bases; green bar) as the protein domain. It belongs to the Cellulose Binding Module family 2 (pfam00553/cl02709; Figure 1) and is part of of the Cellulomonas fimi ATCC 484 exoglucanase gene. In our project the domain was used N-terminal, which made the conserved linking sequence to the glycosyl hydrolase unattractive as a Linker for our fusion-proteins. For the coding sequence 12 bases (4 amino acids) more than the BLAST predicted were taken as conserved sequence upstream and 9 bases (3AS) downstream of the domain to secure natural folding of the domain.

Figure 2: protein-Blast of the Cellulomonas fimi ATCC 484 exoglucanase gene (the origin of the CBDcex)

The expressed GFP-fusion-protein would have 358 amino acids with a molecular weight of 39.1 kDa and a theoretic pI of 6.26. If the protein concentration is measured by optical density at 280 nm the extinction coefficients would be 49640 M-1 cm-1, assuming all pairs of Cys residues form cystines and 49390 M-1 cm-1, assuming all Cys residues are reduced. The ExPASy Prot-Parameter-tool predicted the estimated half-life 30 hours in mammalian reticulocytes, (in vitro) more than 20 hours in yeast (in vivo) and more than 10 hours in Escherichia coli (in vivo). It classified the protein as stable.

The GFP used is (mut3b) [note that this part does not have a barcode] His-Tagged version of gfp from Repressilator reporter. See the design page for more source information.

Fluorescence wavelengths

Cormack et al.Cormack report the following excitation and emission data for GFPmut3 -

  • Excitation max - 501nm
  • Emission max - 511nm

Latency

Cormack et al.Cormack report detectable fluorescence within 8 mins.

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
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
    Illegal AgeI site found at 1103
  • 1000
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]
    Illegal BsaI.rc site found at 1014


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Categories
//binding/cellulose
//function/reporter/fluorescence
//primer/reporter/gfp
//primer/t7
//proteindomain/binding
Parameters
emission511
excitation501
familyCellulose Binding Modul family 2 (pfam00553/cl02709)
functioncellulose binding
originCellulomonas fimi
strainstrain ATCC 484 / DSM 20113 / JCM 1341 / NBRC 15513 / NCIMB 8980 / NCTC 7547
swissproHQ445939
tagHis6
typeCellulose binding domain
uniprotF2XFS7