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Application of mRNA arrays for the production of mCherry reporter-protein arrays for quantitative gene expression analysis

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The development of programmable regulators that precisely and predictably control gene expression is a major goal of synthetic biology. Consequently, rapid high-throughput biochemical methods capable of quantitatively analyzing all components of gene expression would be of value in the characterization and optimization of regulator performance. In this study we demonstrate a novel application of RNA arrays, involving the production of reporter-protein arrays, to gene expression analysis. This method enables simultaneous quantification of both the transcription and post-transcription/translation components of gene expression and it also allows the assessment of the orthogonality of multiple regulators. We use our method to directly compare the performance of a series of previously characterized synthetic post-transcriptional riboregulators, thus demonstrating its utility in the development of synthetic regulatory modules and evaluation of gene expression regulation in general.
Original languageEnglish
JournalACS Synthetic Biology
Early online date25 Jan 2019
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Publication statusEarly online - 25 Jan 2019

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