IGEM:UNAM/2009/Notebook/Modeling logbook Claudia/2010/09/03
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Working on LovTAP fused to promoters:Ligations to backbone pSB3K3 ans pSB1C3
Once the plasmid pSB3K3 was correctly digested with the enzymes EcoRI and PstI, I have started the dephosphatation reaction in order to prepare it for ligation with promoters-LovTAP and BBa_K098991(cI regulated promoter+RBS+GFP) constructions.
1.Incubate the samples at 37°C during 20 min.
2.Incubate the samples at 65°C during 10 min.
Ligation Procedure:LovTAP-Promoters and BBa_K098991 to plasmid pSB3K3 and pSB1C3
1. Prepare the ligation mixture taking into account the quantity of the DNA inserts -LovTAP+Promoters and BBa_K098991- and the receiver DNA -plasmid pSB3K3/pSB1C3-. This can be check in the following gel.
3. Transform the cells. Click here for the protocol.
4. Culture the cells in the proper selective medium, in our case LB + Kanamycin.
5. Incubate the petri dishes at 37°C overnight.
6. Re-culture the resultant colonies in the proper selective medium; incubate them at 37°C overnight.
7. Analyze the colonies with Colony PCR to confirm that they contain the correct ligation
The primers that I am using are:
Forward (5'->3'): Preffix primer.
Reverse:(5'->3'): Suffix primer.
These primers would amplify LovTAP ligated to each promoter and BBa_K098991, if the ligation was correctly done.
Working on cI inverter construction and fusion to pSB3K3 backbone. LovTAP repressor activity reporter system
Once the plasmids harboring the parts showed in the next table were correctly isolated, I am going to digest P0451(RBS+cI repressor) with EcoRI and SpeI and K098991 (cI regulated promoter+RBS+GFP) with XbaI and PstI in order to fuse them to construct the whole cI inverter. Then it will be ligated to trpL and J23101 promoters. The plasmid harboring J23101 promoter will be digested with SpeI and PstI.
Plasmid digested: Plasmid harboring P0451 isolated from colony 6.
Plasmid digested: Plasmid harboring K098991 isolated from colony 8.
Plasmid digested: Plasmid harboring promoter J23101.
Note: Inactivate the enzymes at 80°C during 20 min.
Results restriction enzyme assays
Quantity loaded 3μL
The sizes of the digested products are around the expected lenght for each part.
Working on Lumazine synthesized from Mr.Gene
I am going to do PCR reactions in order to amplify the Lumazine construction synthesized.
The product obtained will be purified using the High Pure PCR Product Purification kit from Roche.
Plasmid harboring Lumazine from Mr.Gene
The reaction starts at 95°C during 5 min. After this step, the reaction 2 is loaded to the reaction 1 sample.
Each cycle is programmed as follows:
After the cycle 35, the temperature changes to 72°C during 10 min and ends at 4°C.
Results: Lumazine PCR from Mr. Gene
Lumazine construction was well amplified. The PCR product from each replica was around the expected size 805nt.