The effect of the TIR on GFP synthesis. GFP synthesis directed by mRNAs lacking enhancer (A). GFP synthesis directed by mRNAs containing weak enhancers (B). GFP synthesis directed by mRNAs containing A/U-rich enhancers (C). Growth curve of the cultures shown on panel C (D). The bacterial cultures were inoculated and aliquots were taken at the indicated time points. GFP expression was induced in these aliquots for one hour and the fluorescence was measured. In addition, mRNA levels were monitored by real time PCR. The expression level was calculated according to the following formula: expression level = fluorescence/(molar amount of GFP mRNA/molar amount of EF-Tu mRNA).
Vimberg et al. BMC Molecular Biology 2007 8:100 doi:10.1186/1471-2199-8-100