- Name Dr Claudio Franco
- Institute Instituto de Medicina Molecular JoĂŁo Lobo Antunes
Tool name: pUC57-2A vector
Tool type: Vector
Description: The two reporter sequences (for GTS-mCherry and H2B-GFP) are linked by the 2A self-cleaving peptide to allow expression of stoichiometric amounts of both fluorescent reporters.
The 2A peptide-linked multicistronic vectors can be used to express multiple proteins from a single open reading frame (ORF).
The small 2A peptide sequence, when cloned between genes, allows for efficient, stoichiometric production of discrete protein products within a single vector through a novel "cleavage" event within the 2A peptide sequence. 2A peptides are between 18-22 amino acids in length and have divergent amino-terminal sequences, (minimising the chance for homologous recombination. For more information see reference PMID: 22301656
Research area: Fluorescent Cell Imaging
- For Research Use Only
- • Barbacena et al. 2019. Genesis. 57(6):e23299. PMID: 30990965.
- • Szymczak-Workman et al. 2012. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2012(2):199-204. PMID: 22301656.