Team:CSU CHINA/Best Composite Part




GIP-miR21T-GI-GAL4-4XmiR21T is consists of glucose-induced promoter GIP, photosensitive protein GI, two yeast hybrid system part GAL4 and the target site of miR21: miR21T. It is regulated by both glucose concentration and blue light , enhanced the safety of this whole system. In the mean time, it is controlled by miR21 in a feedback way and form a close loop for the system, make it more sensitive for the reaction.

Only relying on the regulation by blood glucose may not be safe enough.Thus, we designed GI (BBa_K3734004)and LOV (BBa_K3734006) as a pair of photosensitive protein. Under the exposure of blue light, the construction of these 2 proteins will alter and have a mutual effect, forming a GAL4-GI-LOV-VP16 quadruple. GAL4 will recognize and combine with 9XUAS, makes it possible for VP16 to activate downstream expression.

2.Pattern diagram

Fig.1 The model diagram of GIP-miR21T-GI-GAL4-4XmiR21T


3.1 Method

We used report gene LUC to represent the effect of GIP-miR21T-GI-GAL4-4XmiR21T

3.2 Result

Fig.2 Light controlled system testing experiment 20210619

Fig.3 Expression level analysis under blue light irradiation and dark treatment

Fig.4 Instrument of shining blue light (450nm)

To test the status of our composite part, we improved the monitor method. We used real-time LUC as detection, got a better result

Fig.5 Changes of LUC expression over time after blue light irradiation with different glucose concentrations


(1)The duration of the combination between GI and LOV after the exposure of 450nm blue light will differ as the method and the intensity change. We used strong light for a 30min exposure and weak light for another 30min exposure in our experiment.

(2)GAL4 domain is more universal among eukaryotic cells, but the transcription activation factors cooperating with GAL4 like VP16 needs to be chosen differently according to different chassis creature.

(3)Use medium without glucose when paving in case the effect caused by residue glucose.


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