pSF-CMV-CMV-SbfI (OG411) Dual CMV Expression Plasmid

Product Code: OG411R1
Product Code: OG411C1
Product Code: OG411G1

Product Description

Twin/Dual CMV promoter plasmid for expressing two genes of interest from two separate CMV promoters within the same vector.

Plasmid Information

Product Name: pSF-CMV-CMV-SbfI

Product Code: OG411

Size (bp): 5131 bp

Bacterial Antibiotic Selection: KanR

Origin and Compatibility: pUC high copy derived from pBR322

Bacterial Copy Number: 500-700 per cell

Promoter: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) immediate early promoter / Cytomegalovirus (CMV) immediate early promoter

Plasmid Purpose:

A versatile expression vector for the production of two proteins under the control of two separate CMV promoter expression cassettes in mammalian cells. This vector also contains a Kanamycin resistance cassette for growth and maintenance in E.coli.

Promoter Expression Level:

This plasmid contains the mammalian CMV promoter to drive gene expression. We have tested all of our mammalian promoters in a range of cell types and CMV is consistently the strongest in those we have studied. However there are many reports of the CMV promoter demonstrating silencing by methylation in long-term culture. For this reason we stock a range of other promoters that are compatible with this plasmid and are available on request.

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Transcription Termination:

This plasmid contains three alternative transcription terminators for mammalian bacterial and bacteriophage (T7) expression. This means that only the promoter needs to be changed to alter the expression system you are using. We sell multiple promoters that can be used in each of these systems. The presence of each terminator does not reduce expression in the alternative systems.

First multiple cloning site notes:

There is start codon in the NcoI site that can be removed by digestion with KpnI if required. The first MCS for gene insertions extends from NotI to XbaI but the Shine-Dalgarno sequences and Kozak sequences are aligned with the start codon in the NcoI restriction site. The ClaI to NheI sites have other functions such as adding peptide tags or IRES elements. The BsgI and BseRI restriction sites cleave within the stop codon in the XbaI site and allow the retrospective fusion of coding sequences. These sites are normally only used on genes that we sell in the main multiple cloning site.

Second multiple cloning site notes:

The second MCS in this plasmid extends from PspOMI to SpeI. This MCS contains a Kozak sequence immediately upstream of the start codon in the PciI restriction site. We insert the start codons of our genes into here where possible.

This MCS has been designed to be compatible with genes that are within our main MCS by using enzymes sites in the same order that produce compatible cohesive ends that can be ligated together. This allows genes to be transferred from the main MCS (NotI to NheI) into the second MCS (PspOMI to SpeI) is required. Enzymes that are compatible between these two MCSs include:

  • PspOMI compatible with NotI
  • ScaI compatible with EcoRV (Blunt)
  • SalI compatible with XhoI
  • PciI compatible with NcoI and BspHI
  • AclI compatible with ClaI
  • SpeI compatible with XbaI and NheI Avr2
Intellectual Property Status

This product is part of our SnapFastâ„¢ plasmid range, for more information on the intellectual property status of this plasmid please click here. For more information on the terms of our licences please click here.