MMSYN1_0776

SsrA-binding protein
BBF10K_000339
source
Synthetic bacterium JCVI-Syn3.0

Required for rescue of stalled ribosomes mediated by trans-translation. Binds to transfer-messenger RNA (tmRNA), required for stable association of tmRNA with ribosomes. tmRNA and SmpB together mimic tRNA shape, replacing the anticodon stem-loop with SmpB. tmRNA is encoded by the ssrA gene; the 2 termini fold to resemble tRNA(Ala) and it encodes a 'tag peptide', a short internal open reading frame. During trans-translation Ala-aminoacylated tmRNA acts like a tRNA, entering the A-site of stalled ribosomes, displacing the stalled mRNA. The ribosome then switches to translate the ORF on the tmRNA; the nascent peptide is terminated with the 'tag peptide' encoded by the tmRNA and targeted for degradation. The ribosome is freed to recommence translation, which seems to be the essential function of trans-translation.

attr.
Anton Jackson-Smith and Bioe80 class

Usage

growth

shipping strain
Escherichia coli Top10
growth conditions
37 C, shaking 300 rpm
antibiotic
ampicillin

expression

strain
N/A
promoter
N/A
inducer
N/A

cloning

method
GoldenGate
enzyme
BsaI
overhangs
3' - AATG … GCTT - 5'

sequencing

forward primer
M13 For
reverse primer
M13 Rev

Construct

plasmid name
pOpen-MMSYN1_0776
plasmid size
2504
insert size
447
origin
ColE1 High Copy
copy number
500-700

Safety

BSL
BSL1

other information

No Value

References

primary references

NCBI
UniProt
Available Elsewhere
FALSE

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