Categories: Newsletter
      Date: Dec 12, 2009
     Title: ATG:Newsletter 100120
Synthetic Genes and ACEMBL -Assembly Cloning for Multi-Protein Expression

are waiting to be explored and developed:

ACEMBL_IC for Insect Cells and ACEMBL-EC are available… here

Please inquire for:

evoMAG - Expression Optimization by in silico Gene Evolution … here
and our Cloning Servicehere


pET17b---…… taatGAATTC

tc taga aataattttgtttaactttaaga aggaga tata cat a tg GATCCGCCGCGCGCGAGCCATCT

Figure 1. Most recent publications1,2 are confirming the observation the 5'-leader sequence (indicated in green) is playing an important role in the transcriptional initiation by interacting with the 5'-end of the coding sequence in individual genes. This individuality of the coding sequence forming an individual determinant of the different genes is the main reason for the necessity adapting genes by inclusion of the 5'-trailer sequence1. In our example the constant Phage T7 trailer sequence T7_transl_en_RBS is available for example in pET17b. This trailer is good for a variety of genes but by far not for all. Please remember the initiation rate is the rate limiting step in translational processes in case it is lower than the elongation rate. But in case the average elongation rate is higher than the translational initiation rate other rules are becoming effective influencing parameters like polysomal package2 with impact on mRNA-stability, suppression of inclusion bodies increase of the specific activity of the products and improvement of the general translationability of the genes optimized in this respect.

1 Salis et al. (2009) Automated design of synthetic ribosome binding sites to control protein expression,Nature Biotechnology 27:946-950.
2 Brandt et al. (2009) The native 3D organization of bacterial polysomes. Cell 136:261-271.