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(Plasmid #35040)


Item Catalog # Description Quantity Price (USD)
Plasmid 35040 Standard format: Plasmid sent in bacteria as agar stab 1 $75

This material is available to academics and nonprofits only.


  • Vector backbone
  • Backbone manufacturer
    BD Clontech
  • Backbone size w/o insert (bp) 4700
  • Vector type
    Mammalian Expression
  • Selectable markers
    Neomycin (select with G418)

Growth in Bacteria

  • Bacterial Resistance(s)
  • Growth Temperature
  • Growth Strain(s)
  • Copy number
    High Copy


  • Gene/Insert name
    focal adhesion kinase
  • Alt name
  • Species
    M. musculus (mouse)
  • Insert Size (bp)
  • Mutation
    GFP-FAK-V744G was generated from GFP-FAK using the QuikChange site-directed mutagenesis kit (Stratagene, La Jolla, CA) with the following primers: forward, 5′-CAATCACTACCAGGGCTCTGGCTACCCG-3′; and reverse, 5′-CGGGTAGCCAGAGCCCTGGTAGTGATTG-3′; deletion of amino acids 1051 & 1052
  • Entrez Gene
    Ptk2 (a.k.a. FA, FADK 1, FAK, FR, FRNK, Fad, Fadk, p125FAK)
  • Tags / Fusion Proteins
    • mCherry (N terminal on insert)
    • 2x HA (C terminal on insert)

Cloning Information

  • Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
  • 5′ cloning site Bgl 2 (not destroyed)
  • 3′ cloning site Kpn 1 (not destroyed)
  • 3′ sequencing primer 5' GTAGGTACCTTATCTAGATCCGGTGGATC 3'
  • (Common Sequencing Primers)

Resource Information

Depositor Comments

Please note that both the full plasmid sequence and Addgene's sequencing result identified a Y42H mutation when compared to GenBank entry NP_032008.2.

The final two FAK amino acids are missing in this construct, as the original source for the FAK construct used in this plasmid was originally missing these same amino acids. The depositing laboratory states that the deletion should not affect any FAK function since it is outside of the FAK primary sequence.

How to cite this plasmid ( Back to top)

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:

    pmCherry-C1-FAK-HA-V744G was a gift from Anna Huttenlocher (Addgene plasmid # 35040 ; ; RRID:Addgene_35040)
  • For your References section:

    Regulation of adhesion dynamics by calpain-mediated proteolysis of focal adhesion kinase (FAK). Chan KT, Bennin DA, Huttenlocher A. J Biol Chem. 2010 Apr 9;285(15):11418-26. Epub 2010 Feb 11. 10.1074/jbc.M109.090746 PubMed 20150423