pSF-MinCMV-iLumena (OG578) Secreted Luciferase Minimal CMV Plasmid

Product Code: OG578R1
Product Code: OG578C1
Product Code: OG578G1

Product Description

Secreted luciferase minimal CMV promoter vector to allow the production of luciferase into the supernatant. The promoter can be modified by inserting transcriptional control elements upstream.

Plasmid Information

Product Name: pSF-MinCMV-iLumena

Product Code: OG578

Size (bp): 4366 bp

Bacterial Antibiotic Selection: KanR

Origin and Compatibility: pUC high copy derived from pBR322

Bacterial Copy Number: 500-700 per cell

Promoter: Minimal CMV (Cytomegalovirus) promoter

Plasmid Purpose:

Here the iLumena (secreted) luciferase gene is under transcriptional regulation of the minimal CMV promoter giving low level expression of secreted luciferase in most types of mammalian cells. Levels of the reporter protein activity can be measured without lysing the cells. The activity of the minimal CMV promoter can be tuned using an upstream MCS to introduce sites that respond to cell-associated transcription factors (either stimulatory or repressive) or to exogenously-applied drugs. In this way a diverse range of promoter systems can be prepared using this plasmid.

Promoter Expression Level:

This plasmid contains the minimal CMV immediate early promoter with a multiple cloning site immediately upstream that allows transcription factor binding sites to be inserted. This allows tissue specific or physiologically responsive promoters to be created.

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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.

Cloning in a gene:

This plasmid contains a gene within the main multiple cloning site (NotI-ClaI). Any plasmid that we sell where the gene is this configuration will be located in the exact same position in relation to the start and stop codon of the gene. The only exceptions to this rule are fusions proteins where the fusion gene may be positioned at the front or end of the MCS to allow gene fusion.

By positioning all of our genes in the same location it allows them to be transferred between plasmids using the same cloning method and restriction sites regardless of the plasmid being used from our product range. Inserting a new gene into this plasmid should be easily possible using a range of standard restriction enzyme sites that flank the gene currently in the vector.

Multiple cloning site notes:

In the multiple cloning site there are two important restriction sites called BsgI and BseRI sites. These sites both cut the DNA at the same position and cleave the stop codon of the gene in the multiple cloning site in this plasmid thereby producing a TA overhang. This overhang is compatible with any of our peptide or reporter fusion tag plasmids also cut with either of these enzymes. This allows seamless C-terminal fusions to be made with the gene in this multiple cloning site using a single cloning step from our C-terminal peptide and reporter tag product range. Normally the easiest method is to clone the C-terminal tag from our other plasmid products into this plasmid using BsgI or BseRI and the downstream ClaI restriction site.

BseRI and BsgI sites are non-palindromic and cleave a defined number of bases away from their binding sites. This allows them to cut the upstream stop codon in the gene in this plasmid regardless of the gene sequence.

Intellectual Property Status

This product is part of our SnapFast™ 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.