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(Plasmid #11543)


Item Catalog # Description Quantity Price (USD)
Plasmid 11543 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) 2906
  • Vector type
    Mammalian Expression, Cre/Lox

Growth in Bacteria

  • Bacterial Resistance(s)
    Ampicillin, 100 μg/mL
  • Growth Temperature
  • Growth Strain(s)
  • Copy number
    High Copy


  • Gene/Insert name
    Phosphoglycerate kinase 1 promoter
  • Alt name
  • Species
    bacteriophage P1
  • Insert Size (bp)

Cloning Information

  • Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
  • 5′ cloning site Sall (not destroyed)
  • 3′ cloning site Not I (not destroyed)
  • 5′ sequencing primer n/a
  • 3′ sequencing primer BGH-rev
  • (Common Sequencing Primers)

Resource Information

Terms and Licenses

  • Academic/Nonprofit Terms
  • Industry Terms
    • Not Available to Industry
  • Zeocin® is an InvivoGen trademark.

Depositor Comments

Full Gene Name: PGK-Cre-bpA: Phosphoglycerate kinase I promoter (PGK), the bacteriophage P1 recombinase Cre with a SV40 large T antigen nuclear localization signal (NLS-Cre), bovine growth hormone polyadenylation site (bpA). Use to express the Cre recombinase in mammalian cells. The vector backbone is a variant of pBluescriptKS- (Stratagene), in which the Xbal site was converted to an Xhol site (provided by Paul Hasty) (Soriano P., Cell 1997). The plasmid was generated by Kurt Fellenberg. He cloned a NLS-Cre sequence, as published by Hua Gu (Gu H, Zou YR, Rajewsky K. 1993. Independent control of immunoglobulin switch recombination at individual switch regions evidenced through Cre-loxP-mediated gene targeting. Cell. 73:1155-1164) and cloned it into the pPGK-neo-bpA (Soriano P, Montgomery C, Geske R, Bradley A. 1991 Targeted disruption of the c-src proto-oncogene leads to osteopetrosis in mice. Cell. Feb 22;64(4):693-702.), replacing the neomycin resistance gene (neo) with the NLS-Cre.

NOTE: There are some discrepancies between the Addgene quality control sequence and the sequence provided by the depositing lab, but these differences should not affect plasmid function.

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:

    pPGK-Cre-bpA was a gift from Klaus Rajewsky (Addgene plasmid # 11543 ; ; RRID:Addgene_11543)