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Synthetic gene encoding β-Galactosidase
Synthetic LacZ reporter gene in expression plasmid
The synthetic LacZ gene is a humanized and CpG-free allele of the LacZ gene.
The lacZ gene codes for the enzyme β-galactosidase which catalyzes the hydrolysis of the substrate X-Gal to produce a blue color that is easily visualized under a microscope.
This CpG-free gene is ten times more active than the wild-type gene in mammalian cells.
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Gene: CpG-free LacZ
Description: Synthetic gene encoding β-Galactosidase
289 CpG in native geneBack to the top
- 20 µg of pSELECT-zeo-LacZ plasmid provided as lyophilized DNA
- 4 pouches of E. coli Fast-Media® Zeo (2 TB and 2 Agar).
Product is shipped at room temperature.
Lyophilized DNA should be resuspended upon receipt and stored at -20°Back to the top
First expression cassette
• hEF1-HTLV prom is a composite promoter comprising the Elongation Factor-1α (EF-1α) core promoter and the R segment and part of the U5 sequence (R-U5’) of the Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus (HTLV) Type 1 Long Terminal Repeat. The EF-1α promoter exhibits a strong activity and yields long lasting expression of a transgene in vivo. The R-U5’ has been coupled to the EF-1α core promoter to enhance stability of RNA.
• lacZΔCpG gene: a humanized and CpG-free allele of the LacZ gene. This CpG-free gene is ten times more active than the wild-type gene in mammalian cells. It can be used for in vitro or in vivo applications.
• SV40 pan: the Simian Virus 40 late polyadenylation signal enables efficient cleavage and polyadenylation reactions resulting in high levels of steady-state mRNA.
• ori: a minimal E. coli origin of replication to limit vector size, but with the same activity as the longer Ori.
Second expression cassette
• CMV enh/prom: The human cytomegalovirus immediate-early gene 1 promoter/enhancer was originally isolated from the Towne strain and was found to be stronger than any other viral promoters.
• EM7 is a bacterial promoter that enables the constitutive expression of the antibiotic resistance gene in E. coli.
• Zeo: Resistance to Zeocin™ is conferred by the Sh ble gene from Streptoalloteichus hindustanus The Sh ble gene is driven by the CMV enhancer/promoter in tandem with the bacterial EM7 promoter allowing selection in both mammalian cells and E. coli.
• ßGlo pan: The human beta-globin 3’UTR and polyadenylation sequence allows efficient arrest of the transgene transcription.