E. coli K12 KS1000

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A suspension of E. coli K12 KS1000 which has been grown in M63 or M9 minimal glucose medium and brought to 50% glycerol. This strain is deficient in the Prc protease, a periplasmic protease (formerly known as Tsp, tail-specific protease). The Prc protease can degrade cytoplasmically expressed proteins when the cells are lysed to make a crude extract, and presumably it can degrade proteins expressed in the periplasm as well.


F' lacIq lac+ pro+/ ara Δ(lac-pro) Δ(tsp)= Δ(prc)::KanR eda51::Tn10(TetR) gyrA(NalR) rpoB thi-1 argE(am)

Properties and Usage

Storage Temperature


Antibiotic Resistance

  • kan
  • nal
  • tetracycline

Growth Media


Growth Temperature

37 °C

Growth Medium and Conditions

Grow by streaking out on a glucose minimal and arginine plate and incubating at 37°C.


  1. KS1000 is EcoK r+m+, so plasmids have to be modified (i.e., come from an m+ strain such as TB1, JM83, JM107, etc.) in order to get transformants.


  1. Silber, K.R., Keiler, K.C. and Sauer, R.T. (1992). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 89, 295-299.


  1. When we analyze our fusion protein expression by Western blot using the Anti-MBP Monoclonal Antibody, only a small fraction of the protein is full-length, while most of it migrates close to the MBP5* marker.

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Safety Data Sheet

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