pTargeT™ Mammalian Expression Vector System

The pTargeT™ Mammalian Expression Vector System is a convenient system for cloning PCR products and for expressing cloned PCR products in mammalian cells. The vector is prepared by digestion with EcoRV followed by addition of a 3´ terminal thymidine to each end.

Description

The pTargeT™ Mammalian Expression Vector System is a convenient system for cloning PCR products and for expressing cloned PCR products in mammalian cells. The vector is prepared by digestion with EcoRV followed by addition of a 3´ terminal thymidine to each end. These single 3´-T overhangs at the insertion site greatly improve the efficiency of ligation of a PCR product into the plasmid in two ways. First, the overhangs prevent recircularization of the vector; second, they provide a compatible overhang for PCR products generated by thermostable polymerases that add a single deoxyadenosine, in a template-independent fashion, to the 3´-ends of amplified fragments. The pTargeT™ Vector also contains a modified coding sequence of the α-peptide of β-galactosidase, which allows recombinants to be selected using blue/white screening.

The pTargeT™ Vector carries the human cytomegalovirus (CMV) immediate-early enhancer/promoter region to promote constitutive expression of cloned DNA inserts in mammalian cells. This vector also contains the neomycin phosphotransferase gene, a selectable marker for mammalian cells. The pTargeT™ Vector can be used for transient expression or stable expression by selecting transfected cells with the antibiotic G-418.

Features – Benefits

  • Simple PCR Cloning : “T” overhangs permit direct ligation of PCR products generated by thermostable enzymes such as Taq DNA polymerase.
  • Strong, Constitutive Expression : The CMV enhancer/promoter region allows strong, constitutive expression in many cell types. In transgenic mice, expression of the chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene under the regulation of the CMV enhancer/promoter was observed in 24 of the 28 tissues examined. The vector is maintained as an episome in cells expressing the SV40 large T antigen, leading to even higher levels of expression.
  • Blue/White Screening : Allows easy identification of recombinant clones. A single digest removes the insert DNA.
  • Stable Transfectants : Select for stable transfectants using the neomycin phosphotransferase gene.
Product Size Brand Catalog
pTargeT™ Mammalian Expression Vector System 20 reaction Promega A1410

 

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Promega

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