T7 Express Iq Competent E. coli (High Efficiency)

NEB does not add a dry ice surcharge to our competent cell shipments.
T7 Express lysY/Iq competent E.coli (C3013I) is available as a superior alternative to T7 Express Iq competent E.coli (C3016 ). The additional lysY gene expresses a phage T7 lysozyme variant that inhibits basal T7 RNA polymerase activity. The net result of employing lysY/Iq cells as a host strain is greater clone stability and equivalent or improved expression of recombinant protein.
  • This product was discontinued on 03/31/2015
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Categories:
Discontinued Products
Applications:
E.coli Protein Expression,
IMPACT™ Protein Expression,
Peptide Ligation

Description

Enhanced BL21 E. Coli derivative, chemically competent E. coli cells suitable for high efficiency transformation and protein expression.

Highlights

  • Transformation efficiency: 0.6-1 x 109 cfu/μg pUC19 DNA
  • Enhanced BL21 derivative for T7 expression
  • T7 RNA Polymerase in the lac operon - no lambda prophage
  • Tight control of expression by laclq allows potentially toxic genes to be cloned
  • Deficient in proteases Lon and OmpT
  • Resistant to phage T1 (fhuA2), Cam, Nit
  • Does not restrict methylated DNA (McrA-, McrBC-, EcoBr-, Mrr-)
  • B Strain
  • Free of animal products
  • lacq on miniF for stability
  • no Cam requirement

Genotype

MiniF lacIq(CamR) / fhuA2 lacZ::T7 gene1 [lon] ompT gal sulA11 R(mcr-73::miniTn10--TetS)2 [dcm] R(zgb-210::Tn10--TetS) endA1 Δ(mcrC-mrr)114::IS10

Reagents Supplied

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

Store at (°C)Concentration
pUC19 Vector-200.05 ng/μl
SOC Outgrowth Medium41X

Advantages and Features

Features

  • T7 expression
  • Protease deficient
  • Reduced basal expression

Applications


Transformation of a toxic mammalian clone into E. coli hosts. A T7 expression plasmid and the same plasmid containing a gene encoding a toxic mammalian protein were transformed into each host. Comparison of the relative transformation efficiencies demonstrates that the T7 Express hosts provide the levels of control necessary for transformation of potentially toxic clones. BL21(DE3) could not be transformed with the toxic clone.
T7-controlled expression of a non-toxic protein in E. coli hosts. A T7 expression plasmid containing a gene encoding an E. coli protein was transformed into each host, grown to 0.6 OD and induced for 3 hours. Comparison of soluble extracts from uninduced (-) and induced (+) cells shows superior control of basal expression in the T7 Express hosts while maintaining high levels of induced expression.
* Ideally, DNA for transformation should be purified and resuspended in water or TE. However, up to 10 µl of DNA directly from a ligation mix can be used with only a two-fold loss of transformation efficiency. Where it is necessary to maximize the number of transformants (e.g. a library), a purification step, either a spin column or phenol/chloroform extraction and ethanol precipitation should be added.
Effect of heat shock time on T7 Express Iq competent E.coli transformation efficiency: 50 μl of competent cells were transformed with 100 pg of pUC19 control DNA following the provided High Efficiency Transformation Protocol except heat shock time varied from 0 to 80 seconds.
Effect of DNA incubation time on T7 Express Iq competent E.coli transformation efficiency: 50 μl of competent cells were transformed with 100 pg of pUC19 control DNA following the provided High Efficiency Transformation Protocol except DNA incubation time varied from 0 to 40 minutes.

Properties and Usage

Antibiotics for Plasmid SelectionWorking Concentration
Ampicillin100 μg/ml
Carbenicillin100 μg/ml
Kanamycin30 μg/ml
Streptomycin25 μg/ml
Tetracycline15 μg/ml

Storage Temperature

-80°C

Shipping Notes

  • Ships on dry ice

Antibiotic Resistance

  • cam
  • nit

Notes

  1. STORAGE AND HANDLING: Competent cells should be stored at -80°C. Storage at -20°C will result in a significant decrease in transformation efficiency. Cells lose efficiency whenever they are warmed above -80°C, even if they do not thaw.
  2. CAUTION: This product contains DMSO, a hazardous material. Review the MSDS before handling.
  3. Maintenance of the miniF plasmid does not require antibiotic selection. If chloramphenicol is added, use 10 µg/ml final concentration.

FAQs

  1. Why are there no colonies or no growth in liquid culture (C3016)?
  2. Why is there no protein visible on gel or no activity (C3016)?
  3. Why is induced protein insoluble (C3016)?
  4. What are the solutions/recipes (C3016)?
  5. What are the strain properties (C3016)?
  6. Can I store competent cells at -20°C instead of -80°C?
  7. What is the difference between NEB #C3016H and NEB #C3016I?
  8. What is the optimal heat shock time for this strain (NEB #C3016H and NEB #C3016I)?
  9. How long should I incubate cells on ice after DNA has been added (NEB #C3010H and NEB #C3010I)?
  10. Is T7 Express Iq (NEB #C3016H and NEB #C3016I) compatible with auto-induction procedures?
  11. Which kind of transformation tubes should be used?
  12. What volume of DNA can be added into competent cells?
  13. What is the shelf life for this strain (NEB #C3016H and NEB #C3016I)?
  14. Are NEB's competent cells compatible with the “Mix & Go" protocol?

Protocols

  1. High Efficiency Transformation Protocol (C3016)
  2. 5 Minute Transformation Protocol (C3016)
  3. Protocol for Expression Using T7 Express Iq (C3016)

Datacards

The Product Summary Sheet, or Data Card, includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls. The following file naming structure is used to name the majority of these document files: [Catalog Number]Datasheet-Lot[Lot Number]. For those product lots not listed below, please contact NEB at info@neb.com or fill out the Technical Support Form for appropriate document.

Selection Charts

Usage Guidelines & Tips

Interactive Tools

Application Notes

Quality Control

Quality Control Assays

The following Quality Control Tests are performed on each new lot and meet the specifications designated for the product. Individual lot data can be found on the Product Summary Sheet/Datacard or Manual which can be found in the Supporting Documents section of this page. Further information regarding NEB product quality can be found here.
  • Transformation Efficiency:
    The competent cells are tested for transformation efficiency and pass minimum release criteria. Transformation efficiency is defined as the number of colony forming units (cfu) which would be produced by transforming 1 μg of plasmid into a given volume of competent cells.

Safety Data Sheet

The following is a list of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that apply to this product to help you use it safely.

Datacards

The Product Summary Sheet, or Data Card, includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls. The following file naming structure is used to name the majority of these document files: [Catalog Number]Datasheet-Lot[Lot Number]. For those product lots not listed below, please contact NEB at info@neb.com or fill out the Technical Support Form for appropriate document.