Please explain to me – CMVp

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    • #7212
      Ammie
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      why is it good to have a cytomegalovirus promoter in the cloning plasmid? I do not understand that, please explain to me?

    • #70251
      Jelanen
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      So you can have an inducible promoter for expression in eukaryotic cells.

    • #70383
      Ammie
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      Thanks!

      But I already have T7, so what is the difference?

    • #76555
      Ammie
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      Hi. Thinking about this T7 and CMV promoter again…

      I have both in my plasmid.

      I have understand that T7 polymeras can be used for in vitro/cell-free trancription. Is that what it is used for?

      And CMV promoter as I understood it is good because than you dont need to make a RNA transcript of your gene (in a plasmid) instead you can transfect the whole plasmid when you want to express it in cells.

      I still do not really get it. Could anyone explain the differences of those promoters for me or at least give me a hint.

    • #76556
      Duke
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      quote Ammie:

      Hi. Thinking about this T7 and CMV promoter again…

      I have both in my plasmid.

      I have understand that T7 polymeras can be used for in vitro/cell-free trancription. Is that what it is used for?

      And CMV promoter as I understood it is good because than you dont need to make a RNA transcript of your gene (in a plasmid) instead you can transfect the whole plasmid when you want to express it in cells.

      I still do not really get it. Could anyone explain the differences of those promoters for me or at least give me a hint.

      T7: Inducible promoter for bacterial expression (e.g. pET system), needs T7 polymerase which is not present in native E.coli but needs to be expressed under the control of a DE3 gene (can be or usually is controlled by the lac-operon)

      CMV: constitutive promoter for mammalian expression

      Do you have a shuttle vector for both bacterial and mammalian expression?

      The CMV promoter on a cloning plasmid is not of any use unless you would like to use the palsmid directly for expression of the protein in mammalian cells.

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