lexA

transcriptional repressor of SOS regulon
BBF10K_001219
source
Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Represses a number of genes involved in the response to DNA damage (SOS response), including recA and lexA. Binds to the 16 bp palindromic sequence 5'-CTGTATATATATACAG-3'. In the presence of single-stranded DNA, RecA interacts with LexA causing an autocatalytic cleavage which disrupts the DNA-binding part of LexA, leading to derepression of the SOS regulon and eventually DNA repair. Implicated in hydroxy radical-mediated cell death induced by hydroxyurea treatment (PubMed:20005847).The SOS response controls an apoptotic-like death (ALD) induced (in the absence of the mazE-mazF toxin-antitoxin module) in response to DNA damaging agents that is mediated by RecA and LexA (PubMed:22412352).

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-lexA
plasmid size
2732
insert size
374
origin
ColE1 High Copy
copy number
500-700

Safety

BSL
BSL1

other information

No Value

References

primary references

UniProt
Available Elsewhere
FALSE

citations

[1] Calles, J., Justice, I., Brinkley, D., Garcia, A. & Endy, D. Fail-safe genetic codes designed to intrinsically contain engineered organisms. Nucleic Acids Res. (2019). doi:10.1093/nar/gkz745 [2] Baba, T. et al. Construction of Escherichia coli K-12 in-frame, single-gene knockout mutants: the Keio collection. Mol. Syst. Biol. 2, 2006.0008 (2006)

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