pSico
(Plasmid #11578)

Available to Academic and Nonprofits Only

Backbone

  • Vector backbone
    pSico
  • Backbone size (bp) 7566
  • Modifications to backbone
    EGFP is expressed from this plasmid as a marker, but it is not a fusion protein. Cre causes EGFP to be recombined out of the construct, activating shRNA expression.
  • Vector type
    Mammalian Expression, Lentiviral, RNAi, Cre/Lox

Growth in Bacteria

  • Bacterial Resistance(s)
    Ampicillin
  • Growth Temperature
    37°C
  • Growth Strain(s)
    Stbl3
  • Copy number
    High Copy

Sequence Information

Gene/Insert

  • Gene/Insert name
    None

Cloning Information

  • Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
  • 5′ cloning site HpaI (not destroyed)
  • 3′ cloning site XhoI (not destroyed)
  • 5′ sequencing primer EGFP-C
  • (Common Sequencing Primers)

Resource Information

Depositor Comments

pSico allows for conditional (Cre-Lox), stable expression of shRNAs for RNA interference in cells and transgenic mice. Addition of Cre TURNS ON shRNA expression.

The shRNA coding oligos have to be cloned into the HpaI and XhoI restriction sites. Oligo design information can be found on the author's map or on http://web.mit.edu/jacks-lab/ (the Jacks Lab website)

How to cite this plasmid

These plasmids were created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which the plasmids were described, and include Addgene in the Materials and Methods of your future publications.

  • For your Materials & Methods section:

    pSico was a gift from Tyler Jacks (Addgene plasmid # 11578)
  • For your References section:

    Cre-lox-regulated conditional RNA interference from transgenes. Ventura A, Meissner A, Dillon CP, McManus M, Sharp PA, Van Parijs L, Jaenisch R, Jacks T. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Jul 13. 101(28):10380-5. 10.1073/pnas.0403954101 PubMed 15240889