pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector

This product has been discontinued and replaced by N8082.

  • Catalog # N8086 was discontinued on January 01, 2017
  • Product Information
    pGLuc Mini-TK 2 is a cloning vector for mammalian cells, containing a minimal promoter fragment from the HSV thymidine kinase (TK) promoter adjacent to a reporter gene, the secreted luciferase from the copepod Gaussia princepsGaussia Luciferase (GLuc) is a 19 kDa protein encoded by a "humanized" sequence, and it contains a native signal peptide at the N-terminus that allows it to be secreted from mammalian cells into the cell culture medium (1,2). The pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector contains a multiple cloning site (MCS) upstream of the minimal TK promoter for cloning promoter or enhancer elements. A neomycin resistance gene under the control of the SV40 promoter allows selection for stable integration of the plasmid into the mammalian cell genome using G418.

    Figure 1: Figure 1
     A genomic DNA fragment containing putative estrogen response elements was inserted into the polylinker of pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector. The properties of this fragment were assessed in a transfection assay. GLuc activity was measured in the culture supernatant of MCF-7 cells transfected with the construct
    and treated with vehicle control (C) or estradiol (E2).

    Figure 2: The pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector MCS
    Figure 2: The pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector MCS
    Figure 2: The pGLuc Mini-TK 2 Vector MCS
    The TATA box is underlined and the first amino acids of GLuc are indicated above the DNA sequence.

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    • Polylinker MCS: 12–68
    • Minimal promoter from Herpes simplex virus Thymidine Kinase (Mini-TK): 69–131
    • GLuc coding: 146–703
    • Start codon: 146–148
    • Stop codon: 701–703 • Signal peptide: 146–196 • Synthetic poly-A site: 712–760
    • Neo promoter (SV40): 1346-1681
    • Neomycin resistance gene: 1733-2527
    • Bacterial replication ori (pMB1): 3861-3273
    • Amp resistance: 4892-4032
    • All pGLuc-2 vectors have improved polyadenylation- transcription termination of the luciferase transcript. The polyadenylation signal is a synthetic polyadenylation sequence based on the b-globin gene (5).

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    Isolated from E. coli strain NEB 10-beta by a standard DNA purification procedure.
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