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BIOFAB plasmid set
(Kit # 1000000037 )

Depositing Lab:   Drew Endy

This is a collection of precisely quantitated bacterial transcription and translation initiation elements. The kit contains combinations of specific constitutive bacterial promoters that vary in strength, followed by a specific Bi-Cistronic Design element that also varies in effectiveness. These different, unique combinations can be used to reliably drive expression of a gene of interest in E. coli in a controlled, reliable manner.

This kit consists of one 96-well plate, and will be shipped as bacterial glycerol stocks on dry ice. Samples should be frozen at -80°C immediately upon arrival.

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$225 USD + shipping

Available to academics and nonprofits only.

Original Publications

This set of plasmids is described in the following article. Please refer to Supplemental Figure 25 of Mutalik et al, 2013 for quantitated absolute expression values for promoter-BCD combinations.

Precise and reliable gene expression via standard transcription and translation initiation elements. Mutalik VK, Guimaraes JC, Cambray G, Lam C, Christoffersen MJ, Mai QA, Tran AB, Paull M, Keasling JD, Arkin AP, Endy D. Nat Methods., DOI : 10.1038/nmeth.2404 Publication Date: 2013 April. PubMed PMID 23474465.

The plasmid constructs with terminator part design and characterization are described in:

Measurement and modeling of intrinsic transcription terminators. Guillaume C, Guimaraes JC, Mutalik VK, Lam C, Mai QA, Thimmaiah T, Carothers JM, Arkin AP, Endy D. Nucleic acids research 41 (9), 5139-5148, DOI : 10.1093/nar/gkt163 Publication Date: 2013 March. PubMed PMID 23511967.

Description

This is a collection of precisely quantitated bacterial transcription and translation initiation elements. The kit contains combinations of specific constitutive bacterial promoters that vary in strength, followed by a specific Bi-Cistronic Design (BCD) element that also varies in effectiveness. These different, unique combinations can be used to reliably drive expression of a gene of interest (GOI) in E coli in a controlled, reliable manner. The BCD element is designed to enhance expression of your GOI by coding a leader peptide that overlays by a single base with the start codon of the GOI. This overlap ensures that no secondary structures interfere with the expression of your GOI. Also included are highly efficient several different bacterial transcription terminator elements, which ensure that only the coding sequence of GOI is transcribed. The promoter-BCD combination plus your GOI followed by a terminator element is referred to as an Expression Operating Unit (EOU). For more information see the associated publications.

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Kit Documentation

Icon BIOFAB kit.pdf (1.2 MB)

Protocols

The promoter, BCD and terminator parts in the BIOFAB kit do not have restriction enzyme sites on either upstream or downstream side of each part. The individual genetic parts from these plasmids can be amplified by doing PCR and cloned into desired backbone using type IIs endonuclease (Golden Gate assembly) method. The primers needed to amplify the parts from BIOFAB plasmids and assembly of combinatorial constructs can be designed by using software tool such as J5 (click here for detailed notes and protocols).

Links

Additional information on the BIOFAB collection and components can be found at the www.biofab.org.

How to Cite this Kit

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

For your Materials and Methods section:
"The BIOFAB plasmids were a gift from Drew Endy (Addgene kit # 1000000037)"

For your Reference section:

Precise and reliable gene expression via standard transcription and translation initiation elements. Mutalik VK, Guimaraes JC, Cambray G, Lam C, Christoffersen MJ, Mai QA, Tran AB, Paull M, Keasling JD, Arkin AP, Endy D. Nat Methods., DOI : 10.1038/nmeth.2404 Publication Date: 2013 April. PubMed PMID 23474465.

Measurement and modeling of intrinsic transcription terminators. Guillaume C, Guimaraes JC, Mutalik VK, Lam C, Mai QA, Thimmaiah T, Carothers JM, Arkin AP, Endy D. Nucleic acids research 41 (9), 5139-5148, DOI : 10.1093/nar/gkt163 Publication Date: 2013 March. PubMed PMID 23511967.

BIOFAB - #1000000037

Resistance Color Key

Each circle corresponds to a specific antibiotic resistance in the kit plate map wells.

Inventory

Searchable and sortable table of all plasmids in kit. The Well column links to its kit plate map on the right. The Plasmid column links to a plasmid's individual web page.

Kit Plate Map

96-well plate map for plasmid layout. Hovering over a well reveals the plasmid name, while clicking on a well opens the plasmid page.

Resistance Color Key

Kanamycin

Inventory

Well Plasmid Resistance
A / 1 pFAB3905
Kanamycin
A / 2 pFAB3906
Kanamycin
A / 3 pFAB3909
Kanamycin
A / 4 pFAB3910
Kanamycin
A / 5 pFAB3911
Kanamycin
A / 6 pFAB3912
Kanamycin
A / 7 pFAB3913
Kanamycin
A / 8 pFAB3914
Kanamycin
A / 9 pFAB3915
Kanamycin
A / 10 pFAB3916
Kanamycin
A / 11 pFAB3989
Kanamycin
A / 12 pFAB3991
Kanamycin
B / 1 pFAB3992
Kanamycin
B / 2 pFAB3993
Kanamycin
B / 3 pFAB3994
Kanamycin
B / 4 pFAB3995
Kanamycin
B / 5 pFAB3996
Kanamycin
B / 6 pFAB3997
Kanamycin
B / 7 pFAB3998
Kanamycin
B / 8 pFAB3999
Kanamycin
B / 9 pFAB4000
Kanamycin
B / 10 pFAB3665
Kanamycin
B / 11 pFAB3677
Kanamycin
B / 12 pFAB3689
Kanamycin
C / 1 pFAB3701
Kanamycin
C / 2 pFAB3713
Kanamycin
C / 3 pFAB3725
Kanamycin
C / 4 pFAB3737
Kanamycin
C / 5 pFAB3833
Kanamycin
C / 6 pFAB3845
Kanamycin
C / 7 pFAB3857
Kanamycin
C / 8 pFAB3869
Kanamycin
C / 9 pFAB3881
Kanamycin
C / 10 pFAB3893
Kanamycin
C / 11 pFAB801
Kanamycin
C / 12 pFAB803
Kanamycin
D / 1 pFAB804
Kanamycin
D / 2 pFAB806
Kanamycin
D / 3 pFAB805
Kanamycin
D / 4 pFAB816
Kanamycin
D / 5 pFAB807
Kanamycin
D / 6 pFAB808
Kanamycin
D / 7 pFAB815
Kanamycin
D / 8 pFAB820
Kanamycin
D / 9 pFAB822
Kanamycin
D / 10 pFAB1907
Kanamycin
D / 11 pFAB1902
Kanamycin
D / 12 pFAB1910
Kanamycin
E / 1 pFAB1935
Kanamycin
Data calculated @ 2017-09-24

Kit Plate Map - #1000000037

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