AdmiRa Control Virus
This miRNA adenovirus is part of abm’s Adenoviral Expression System and can be used directly to transiently over-express your miRNA of interest in a wide range of host cells. This adenovirus can be used to amplify more adenovirus by transducing HEK293 cells. For enhanced transduction efficiency, the use of ViralPlus (G698) at 1:100 is recommended at the time of transduction.
High titer adenoviruses are shipped with dry ice and low titer adenoviruses are shipped with ice packs. For long term storage, it is recommended to store the viruses at -80°C in small aliquots to avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
|Unit quantity||1.0 ml|
|Are the inserts in our vector in a pri-miRNA format or a mature miRNA format?|
Majority of our inserts are in the pri-miRNA format (about 500-600bp in size). If the miRNA is found in a cluster, the insert will then be the mature miRNA format (about 150bp in size) to ensure that the construct is only expressing one miRNA. If the R in mir is big (miR) and the accession# is MIMA#########, then it’s typically the Mature format. If the r in mir is small (mir) and the accession# is MI#########, then it’s typically the pre-miRNA format. This information can also be found on the "insert type" section of this product webpage.
|Is the blank virus vector constructed through pshuttle-CMV vector and Ad5ΔE1/ΔE3 vector recombination? Because our lab has this kind blank adenovirus,so I want to know whether or not should I order the blank virus if I order the mmu-miR-130a adenovirus ?|
The blank virus vector is constructed from our lentimiRa-blank vector, so is our miRNA expressing Ad-vector (http://www.abmgood.com/pLenti-III-mir-GFP-Vector-Map.html). It is recommended that you order our blank virus to minimize experimental variations.
|It is mentioned that the regular (untouched) 293T cells are to be maintained in 500ug/ml of geneticin (G418). Is this correct? If yes, please explain.|
Yes, 293T cells are resistance to Geneticin(G418), as the drug was originally used to select cells expressing the SV40 large T antigen. Just like any other stable cell line generated, the cells should be kept at lower concentration of the selection drug to keep the selection pressure. Please note, that in this case since these wildtype cells are stably transfected with puromycin resistance gene, just adding puromycin may be sufficient to keep the selection pressure for the gene of interest.
|What is the difference between Cat# m010 and m009?|
They are the same vector. We have just given them a different catalogue number and name to make it easier for our customers to order. Both are used as an infection control. Cells infected with this control virus will display GFP, but no knockdown effect.
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