pMAL™-p5X Vector

The pMAL-p5X vector is designed to produce maltose-binding protein (MBP) fusions, where the protein of interest can be cleaved from MBP with Factor Xa protease (NEB #P8010). MBP fusions made with this vector include an N-terminal signal sequence, which directs the fusion protein to be localized in the periplasm.

  • The MBP has been engineered for tighter binding to amylose resin. 
  • Localization to periplasm can aid in protein folding and lead to higher yields of proteins containing disulfide bonds
  • Ampicillin resistance

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N8109S_pdp_800x450
  • 200 μg/ml
    10 μg
    $112.00
  • Product Information
    The vector pMAL-p5X is designed to produce maltose-binding protein (MBP) fusions, where the protein of interest can be cleaved from MBP with the specific protease Factor Xa (NEB #P8010).

    MBP fusions made with this vector include an N-terminal signal sequence, so the fusion protein is directed to the periplasm. The MBP has been engineered for tighter binding to amylose resin.

    A gene or open reading frame is inserted into a restriction site of the vector polylinker, in the same translational reading frame as the malE gene (encoding maltose-binding protein). The fusion protein thus produced can be purified by amylose affinity chromatography. The sequence coding for the four amino acids Ile-Glu-Gly-Arg is present just upstream of the XmnI site. This allows the protein of interest to be cleaved from maltose-binding protein with the specific protease Factor Xa. Fragments inserted in the XmnI site (cleaves GAAGG↓ATTTC) will produce a fusion protein that, after Factor Xa cleavage, contains no vector-derived residues on the protein of interest.

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