- Lentiviral Vector Amplification Protocol
- Important Considerations for Lentiviruses
- Selection-Drug Killing Curve
- Lentivector Packaging Protocol
- Lentivirus Infection Protocol
- Enhanced Lentivirus Safety Features: Replication Incompetency
- Suggested MOI for Common Cancer Cell Lines
- Viral Vector Brochure
|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.
|what primers can I use to screen LentimiRa-GFP-miRNA constructs?|
For screening: Forward primer sequence: Ctcggcatggacgagctgtacaag Reverse primer sequence: TGGAATAGCTCAGAGGCCGAGGC 407bp for the background, 407bp+500 to 600bp for the construct with insert
|Are both the pre-miRNA and GFP under the same CMV promoter? If yes, is there a translational cleavage site between the two?|
Yes, both the pre-miRNA and GFP are under the same CMV promoter. There is no translational cleavage site between the two. The transcription termination site is after the pre-miRNA, so both GFP and the pre-miRNA are transcribed together, thus making GFP an actual transcription reporter for the miRNA. The pre-miRNA region of the mRNA folds over on itself and forms a stem loop structure which will be processed in the cell by the Drosha/Pasha enzymes and cleaved from the GFP portion of the mRNA.
|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.
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