Team:HokkaidoU Japan/Promoter/Methods


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Maestro E.coli



Promoter family

As our first step for constructing original promoter family, we synthesized theoretically ideal consensus sequence to bind σ factor. This should ensure that promoter will form the most stable complex with σ factor. We synthesized such a consensus promoter showed in the figure above, originated from consensus sequence and lac operon promoter (pLac) [Fig. 1].

Fig. 1

We constructed consensus promoter by primer annealing [Fig. 2]. For mutating hexamer at -35 region, a promoter randomize primer which has random hexamer (NNNNNN) at -35 region was used, but other sequence in the primer is same with consensus promoter [Fig.3]. We designed reverse promoter, promoter isolation primer, that is to isolate randomized promoter by annealing downstream of it [Fig.4].



To measure transcription activities, we prepared two popular reporter genes and one antibiotics resistance gene, mRFP1, lacZα, and Kanamycin resistance gene.