Construction of green fluorescent protein reporter genes for genotoxicity test (SOS/umu-test) and improvement of mutagen-sensitivity

J Biosci Bioeng. 2001;92(3):301-4. doi: 10.1263/jbb.92.301.


Green fluorescent protein (GFP) reporter genes for the bacterial umu-test were constructed. Utilization of tandem, lacUV5 and chimeric trp/umu promoters, and coexpression of the Escherichia coli recA5327 mutant enhanced the GFP expression level fourteen-fold over that of the system with only the umu promoter, thereby improving the sensitivity of the umu-test.