Constitutive folKE expression construct
This is the folate synthesis gene folKE, one of five genes (folB, folKE, folP, folC, folA) involved in the folate synthesis operon. In this construct, folKE has been inserted behind the strong promoter J23100, the strong RBS B0034, and in front of the double terminator B0015. The vector is the high copy plasmid pSB1A2.
The purpose of this construct is to test the effects of FolKE (a bifunctional GTP cyclohydrolase I (FolE) + 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6- hydroxymethyldihydropteridine pyrophosphokinase (FolK)) overexpression on total folate production in Escherichia coli, with the goal of increasing total folate production.
Usage and Biology
Using the Caltech iGEM microbiological folate assay, K137054 in pSB1A2 in DH10B produced the following results:
When supplemented with PABA, K137054 produced more growth in the microbiological assay, indicating a higher production of folate. Cultures without K137054 or without PABA produced lower growth (indicating lower levels of folate production).
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12Illegal NheI site found at 7
Illegal NheI site found at 30
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25COMPATIBLE WITH RFC