iscU

NifU-like protein
BBF10K_001000
source
Bacillus subtilis 168

Its function is controversial. Has been generally assumed to be an iron-sulfur cluster assembly scaffold protein (PubMed:20097860, PubMed:21236255), but more recent evidence suggest it is a sulfurtransferase rather than a scaffold assembly protein (PubMed:24321018). Has been shown to bind low levels of a labile, air-sensitive Fe-S cluster; this can be assembled under anaerobic conditions from FeCl(3) and Li(2)S. Has been shown to be able to transfer this Fe-S cluster to an acceptor protein. Stimulates the cysteine desulfurase activity of SufS, for which it acts as a second substrate. Alkylation eliminates its ability to stimulate SufS. A mixture of SufS, SufU, Fra and L-cysteine is able to reconstitute Fe-S clusters on apo-aconitase (citB), reconstituting aconitase activity.

attr.
Keoni Gandall

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-iscU
plasmid size
2467
insert size
444
origin
ColE1 High Copy
copy number
500-700

Safety

BSL
BSL1

other information

No Value

References

primary references

UniProt
Available Elsewhere
FALSE

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