IGEM:UNAM/2009/Notebook/Modeling logbook Claudia/2010/08/11
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Working on E.coli trpR mutant
I have to test the mutant strain CY15001 (trpR-) that Dr. Charles Yanofsky kindly provided us.
As the mutation consists of a frame shift, I´m going to make a PCR reaction and then sequence the amplified products.
The primers that I am using are:
Forward (5'->3'): CGC ACG TTT ATG ATA TGC TAT CG
Reverse:(5'->3'): AGG CCT ACA AAA TCA ATC G
These primers would amplify trpR coding region (326nt), 87nt upstream from the start codon and 12nt after the stop codon. Thus, obtaining a final PCR product of 426nt long.
PCR colony: Protocol
1. Take with a toothpick a sample of the colony.
2. Dissolve the sample in 200μL of Tris-ETA 10/1-NaCl 10mM solution.
3. Heat the sample during 10 min at 95°.
4. Centrifugate at 14 000 rpm during 2 min.
5. Take 10μL as DNA template for PCR reaction.
The reaction starts at 95°C during 5 min.
Each cycle is programmed as follows:
After the cycle 35, the temperature changes to 72°C during 5 min and ends at 4°C.
1. Use 0.8% agarose mixture.
2. Melt the agarose for 4 min at power of 30, inside the microwave.
3. Wait to withstand the agarose temperature by yourself.
4. Put the mixture on the electrophoresis camera device. And wait for 5-10 minutes to get solidified agarose.
1. First wash: Ethidium bromide + water under shaking during 10 minutes.
2. Second wash: Water under shaking during 10 minutes
Results:E.coli trpR mutant
Samples:The trpR mutant colonies that were selected to make the colony PCR were: 1,5,8.
Colony control: E.coli wt
I failed doing all colony PCRs. I didn´t get any amplified products, the electrophoresis gel was empty in each respective PCR colony lane. I will repeat the experiment.
Working on LovTAP promoters:Transformation
In order to test the new LovTAP, designed considering Dr. Devin advices and Lausanne team modeling results. I had to choose the proper promoters under which LovTAP expression will be regulated.
After looked up the promoter in the registry of biological parts. I decided to use the following members of the family J23:
All these promoters are contained inside J61002 plasmid, and control the expression of RFP protein. Besides, the plasmid harbors an ampicillin resistance.
1.Get the plasmids harboring each promoter, from the corresponding plates.
3.Grow up the transformed cells in LB medium with ampicillin antibiotic. This is because the plasmids harboring each promoter have a resistance against ampicillin.