GeneCorner plasmid details

Last data update: 15 September 2021 10:02 CEST

Plasmid name: pBLCAT5 (LMBP 2451)

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Status: GeneCorner core plasmid
GeneCorner sequence: (View with Genome Compiler)
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Cloned DNA: Chloramphenicol acetyltransferase gene (cat)
Promoter: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) thymidine kinase promoter (TK)
Escherichia coli lac operon promoter
binding site:
Terminator: Simian virus 40 polyadenylation signal (SV40 polyA)
Selection marker: Ampicillin (amp)
Replicon: Escherichia coli plasmid pMB1 origin
Host range: Escherichia coli; preferably recombination-deficient strains
Mammalian cells
Parental clone: pBLCAT2
Further information: This cat reporter plasmid was constructed by deleting 467 nucleotides of the vector sequence immediately upstream of the polylinker from pBLCAT2 (Luckow et al. (1987)) and replacing it by two fragments from SV40 DNA, inserted in tandem and each containing the polyadenylation signal of the large T-antigen.
pBLCAT5 contains the SV40 small t-antigen splicing signal.
This plasmid contains three SV40 polyA segments; hence, the possibility might exist that the plasmid could loose information by homologous recombination; so far, no observations have been made in this respect (Boshart, personal communication).
pBLCAT5 allows functional analysis of the eukaryotic HSV thymidine kinase promoter.
When cloning a fragment downstream from the lac promoter it may be advisable to use lacI(q) strains in order to prevent fortuitous expression of a possibly noxious polypeptide.
The nucleotide sequence of this plasmid corresponds with the EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database accession number LT727516.1.
EMBL Accession number: LT727516.1, view at EMBL, GenBank, DDBJ
Latest sequence update: 10/10/2003
Authenticity test: Restriction enzyme pattern analysed at GeneCorner: EcoRI, HindII, HindIII and RsaI.
Class: Recombinant plasmid
Type: Plasmid
History of deposit: This plasmid was deposited by Dr G. Schütz(1).
(1) German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Plasmid reference: Boshart et al., Gene 110 (1992), 129-130 [PMID: 1544570]
Related plasmid reference: Luckow et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 15 (1987), 5490 [PMID: 3037497]
Restricted distribution: - BCCM MTA
Distributed as: H/P active culture or plasmid DNA
Host for distribution: Escherichia coli K12 MC1061
Host reference: Casadaban et al., J. Mol. Biol. 138 (1980), 179-207 [PMID: 6997493]
Related host reference: Brigé et al., Biochem. J. 394 (2006), 335-344 [PMID: 16293111]
Cultivation medium: LB-Lennox + ampicillin (100 μg/ml)
Cultivation temperature: 37°C
Biosafety level: L1
Cultivation remark: -
Other culture collection numbers: -

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pBLCAT5 (LMBP 2451) is available at BCCM/GeneCorner. This plasmid was deposited by Dr G. Schütz and was published in Boshart et al., 1992.

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