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Revision as of 11:18, 17 September 2013


The separate modules: Timer plus SUMO and Kill Switch are combined to form the complete model of the system: Timer - SUMO - Kill Switch. For the final model, the kill switch module is converted in such a way so as the holin and antiholin to be activated by the Pci promoter.

Figure 1: Circuit of the kill switch

Differential Equations


Parameter Value Description Units Reference
ca 1020 Translation rate per amino acid min-1#a-1 [7]
cT7 4.16 Maximum transcription rate of T7 #m/min [2]
cptet 2.79 Maximum transcription rate of Ptet #m/min [4]
cpconst 0.5 Transcription rate of Pconst #m/min Assumption
cci 1.79 Maximum transcription rate of Pci #m/min [3]
dmRNA 0.231 Degradation rate of mRNA min-1 [8]
dH 0.0348 Degradation rate of holin / Antiholin M/min [17]
dTET 0.1386 Degradation rate of TET min-1 [9]
dCI 0.042 Degradation rate of CI min-1 [9]
kb,HAH 0.3*10-4 Backward rate [17]
kf,HAH 11.7*10-4 Forward rate [17]
dPEP 2.1*10-3 Degradation rate of the peptide min-1 Assumed three times slower same as GFP
dPSU 6.3*10-3 Degradation rate of the peptide plus SUMO min-1 Assumed the same as GFP
dUlp 1.263*10-2 Degradation rate of Ulp min-1 Assumed twice the rate of GFP
lt7 0.002 Leakage factor of T7 - Assumption
lptet 0.002 Leakage factor of Ptet - Assumption
lci 0.002 Leakage factor of Pci - Assumption
ktet 6 Dissociation constant of Ptet #m [10]
kci 20 Dissociation constant of Pci #m [10]
kcUlp 3 Turnover rate of Ulp min-1 [6]
nci 3 Hills coefficient - [11]
ntet 3 Hills coefficient - [11]
s 0 or 1 Activation/Inactivation of T7 promoter Binary Assumption
sci 228 Length of CI amino acids [12]
sPSU 18 + 110 Length of peptide plus SUMO amino acids [12]
sTET 206 Length of TET amino acids [13]
sUlp 233 Length of Ulp1 amino acids [13]
sH 219 Length of Holin amino acids
sAH 103 Length of Antiholin amino acids


Figure 1: Simulation Results