2RHO: Synthetic Gene Encoded Bacillus Subtilis Ftsz Ncs Dimer With Bound Gdp And Gtp-gamma-s

BACKGROUND: With the goal of improving yield and success rates of heterologous protein production for structural studies we have developed the database and algorithm software package Gene Composer. This freely available electronic tool facilitates the information-rich design of protein constructs and their engineered synthetic gene sequences, as detailed in the accompanying manuscript. RESULTS: In this report, we compare heterologous protein expression levels from native sequences to that of codon engineered synthetic gene constructs designed by Gene Composer. A test set of proteins including a human kinase (P38alpha), viral polymerase (HCV NS5B), and bacterial structural protein (FtsZ) were expressed in both E. coli and a cell-free wheat germ translation system. We also compare the protein expression levels in E. coli for a set of 11 different proteins with greatly varied G:C content and codon bias. CONCLUSION: The results consistently demonstrate that protein yields from codon engineered Gene Composer designs are as good as or better than those achieved from the synonymous native genes. Moreover, structure guided N- and C-terminal deletion constructs designed with the aid of Gene Composer can lead to greater success in gene to structure work as exemplified by the X-ray crystallographic structure determination of FtsZ from Bacillus subtilis. These results validate the Gene Composer algorithms, and suggest that using a combination of synthetic gene and protein construct engineering tools can improve the economics of gene to structure research.
PDB ID: 2RHODownload
MMDB ID: 67420
PDB Deposition Date: 2007/10/9
Updated in MMDB: 2017/11
Experimental Method:
x-ray diffraction
Resolution: 2.45  Å
Source Organism:
Similar Structures:
Biological Unit for 2RHO: monomeric; determined by author and by software (PISA)
Molecular Components in 2RHO
Label Count Molecule
Protein (1 molecule)
Cell Division Protein Ftsz(Gene symbol: ftsZ)
Molecule annotation
Chemical (1 molecule)
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