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(Plasmid #78200)


Item Catalog # Description Quantity Price (USD)
Plasmid 78200 Standard format: Plasmid sent in bacteria as agar stab 1 $75

This material is available to academics and nonprofits only.


Growth in Bacteria

  • Bacterial Resistance(s)
  • Growth Temperature
  • Growth Strain(s)
  • Growth instructions
    use BL21 (DE3) for protein expression
  • Copy number
    High Copy


  • Gene/Insert name
    pstS (A17C,I76G,A197C)
  • Species
    E. coli
  • Mutation
    A17C,I76G,A197C (please see depositor comment below)
  • Promoter T7

Cloning Information

  • Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
  • 5′ cloning site NdeI (unknown if destroyed)
  • 3′ cloning site XhoI (unknown if destroyed)
  • 5′ sequencing primer T7
  • 3′ sequencing primer T7 terminal
  • (Common Sequencing Primers)

Resource Information

Depositor Comments

Please note- The numbering system used was for the mature natural wild-type PstS protein. The plasmid produces an extra N-terminal methionine so all mutations will be off by 1nt (e.g., A197C =A198C)

PstS ORF encoding the mature E. coli (A17C, I76G, A197C)PstS protein (PBPw) containing a stop codon at the end of the gene in pET22b (inserted between Nde1 and Xho1 sites in the MCS).

Expression produces MEA at the N-terminus of the mature PstS: So there is an extra M at the N-terminus over the natural, mature PstS. A stop codon was also added at the end of the sequence BEFORE the plasmid-derived His tag. This gives PLY at the C-terminus at the C-terminus of the expressed protein, as in the natural PstS. The amino-acid numbering has been left as based on positions in the natural, mature protein.

The expressed protein is a weak-binding variant of E. coli phosphate binding protein, PstS. It contains two cysteines (A17C, A197C) and a mutation to weaken binding (I76G). The gene encodes the mature protein without the N-terminal signal peptide, but with an N-terminal methionine. Subsequently the cysteines are labeled with 2 6-iodoactemidotetramethylrhodamines per molecule. This adduct is then used as a phosphate biosensor, having up to 9-fold fluorescence intensity increase on binding inorganic phosphate, with a low dissociation constant so inorganic phosphate can be measured in the tens of micromolar range.

How to cite this plasmid ( Back to top)

These plasmids were created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which the plasmids were described, and include Addgene in the Materials and Methods of your future publications.

  • For your Materials & Methods section:

    pET22b_PstS_3 was a gift from Martin Webb (Addgene plasmid # 78200 ; ; RRID:Addgene_78200)
  • For your References section:

    Development of a Reagentless Biosensor for Inorganic Phosphate, Applicable over a Wide Concentration Range. Solscheid C, Kunzelmann S, Davis CT, Hunter JL, Nofer A, Webb MR. Biochemistry. 2015 Aug 18;54(32):5054-62. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00449. Epub 2015 Aug 4. 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00449 PubMed 26199994