Fertility inhibition protein
Conjugal transfer repressor
The shelf life is related to many factors, storage state, buffer ingredients, storage temperature and the stability of the protein itself. Generally, the shelf life of liquid form is 6 months at -20°C/-80°C. The shelf life of lyophilized form is 12 months at -20°C/-80°C.
Repeated freezing and thawing is not recommended. Store working aliquots at 4°C for up to one week.
One of the components on the FinOP fertility inhibition complex, which inhibits the expression of traJ gene, which in turn regulates the expression of some 20 transfer genes. The transfer genes are responsible for the process, called conjugal transfer, in which DNA is transmitted from one bacterial host to another. RNA-binding that interacts with the traJ mRNA and its antisense RNA, finP, stabilizing finP against endonucleolytic degradation and facilitating sense-antisense RNA recognition (By similarity).