Trp operon

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Trp operon is an operon - a group of genes that are used, or transcribed, together - that codes for the components for production of tryptophan. The Trp operon is present in many bacteria, but was first characterized in Escherichia coli. It is regulated so that when tryptophan is present in the environment, it is not used. It was an important experimental system for learning about gene regulation, and is commonly used to teach gene regulation.

Discovered in 1953 by Jacques Monod and colleagues, the trp operon in E. coli was the first repressible operon to be discovered. While the lac operon can be activated by a chemical (allolactose), the tryptophan (Trp) operon is inhibited by a chemical (tryptophan). This operon contains five structural genes: trp E, trp D, trp C, trp B, and trp A, which encodes tryptophan synthetase. It also contains a promoter which binds to RNA polymerase and an operator which blocks transcription when bound to the protein synthesized by the repressor gene (trp R) that binds to the operator. In the lac operon, allolactose binds to the repressor protein, allowing gene transcription, while in the trp operon, tryptophan binds to the repressor protein effectively blocking gene transcription. In both situations, repression is that of RNA polymerase transcribing the genes in the operon. Also unlike the lac operon, the trp operon contains a leader peptide and an attenuator sequence which allows for graded regulation.William Klug, Cummings,...
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