secM

regulator of secA translation
BBF10K_003137
source
Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Regulates secA expression by translational coupling of the secM secA operon. Ribosomes translating the C-terminal region of secM can disrupt an RNA repressor helix that normally blocks secA translation initiation, derepressing the expression of secA. Translational pausing of secM at Pro-166 under secretion-limiting conditions increases the duration of the disruption and thus increases secA expression. This is controlled by interaction of the secM signal peptide with secA and the translocon, possibly by secA pulling the paused secM out of the ribosome. The arrest sequence (150-FXXXXWIXXXXGIRAGP-166) is sufficient to cause arrest of unrelated proteins. Elongation arrest can be alleviated by mutations in the 23S rRNA or in ribosomal protein L22.

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-secM
plasmid size
2636
insert size
513
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)

intellectual property

No Value