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(Plasmid #103831)


Item Catalog # Description Quantity Price (USD)
Plasmid 103831 Standard format: Plasmid sent in bacteria as agar stab 1 $85

This material is available to academics and nonprofits only.


  • Vector backbone
  • Backbone manufacturer
  • Backbone size w/o insert (bp) 4678
  • Vector type
    Mammalian Expression
  • Selectable markers
    Neomycin (select with G418)

Growth in Bacteria

  • Bacterial Resistance(s)
    Kanamycin, 50 μg/mL
  • Growth Temperature
  • Growth Strain(s)
  • Copy number
    High Copy


  • Gene/Insert name
    MS2 coat protein (MCP)
  • Insert Size (bp)
  • Mutation
    MCP: nt 202-240 are missing (13 aa), C242G (A81G), A246C (silent, A82A), T291C (silent, A97A)
  • Entrez Gene
    cp (a.k.a. MS2g2)
  • Promoter CMV
  • Tag / Fusion Protein
    • tagRFP (N terminal on backbone)

Cloning Information

  • Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
  • 5′ cloning site XhoI (not destroyed)
  • 3′ cloning site BamHI (not destroyed)
  • 5′ sequencing primer CMV-F
  • (Common Sequencing Primers)

Resource Information

Terms and Licenses

  • Zeocin® is an InvivoGen trademark.

Depositor Comments

relevance of mutations unknown, but insert sequence is almost identical (except A88G, I30V) to another published MCP sequence (GenBank: JQ624676.1, Auslaender et al. 2012, Nature 487(7405): 123-127)

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:

    ptagRFP-MS2coatProtein was a gift from Karsten Rippe (Addgene plasmid # 103831 ; ; RRID:Addgene_103831)
  • For your References section:

    Real-time observation of light-controlled transcription in living cells. Rademacher A, Erdel F, Trojanowski J, Schumacher S, Rippe K. J Cell Sci. 2017 Dec 15;130(24):4213-4224. doi: 10.1242/jcs.205534. Epub 2017 Nov 9. 10.1242/jcs.205534 PubMed 29122982