Beta-galactosidase protein generator
Beta-galactosidase protein generator with strong RBS.
This part takes PoPS as input to express lacZ gene (BBa_I732005), encoding for beta-galactosidase enzyme. This enzyme can be used to cleave lactose molecule to glucose and galactose (see Fig.1), but can also be used as a reporter protein for colorimetric assays (together with X-Gal or ONPG as a substrate).
X-gal is cleaved by β-galactosidase yielding galactose and 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-hydroxyindole. The latter is then oxidized into 5,5'-dibromo-4,4'-dichloro-indigo, an insoluble blue product (see Fig.2 and Fig.3).
Sequence and Features
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