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pBS185 CMV-Cre
(Plasmid #11916)


Item Catalog # Description Quantity Price (USD)
Plasmid 11916 Standard format: Plasmid sent in bacteria as agar stab 1 $85

This material is available to academics and nonprofits only.


  • Vector backbone
  • Backbone size w/o insert (bp) 6000
  • 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
  • Species
    bacteriophage P1
  • Insert Size (bp)
  • Entrez Gene
    cre (a.k.a. P1_gp003)

Cloning Information

Resource Information

Terms and Licenses

  • Academic/Nonprofit Terms
  • Industry Terms
    • Not Available to Industry
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Depositor Comments

pBS185 carries the wt cre gene under the control of the major immediate early promoter and enhancer of human cytomegalovirus (hCMV). This is a strong promoter that gives fairly generalized expression. However, it is not a strong promoter in embryonic stem (ES) cells. The construct also carries the mouse metallothionein MT-I region including the polyadenylation site and several introns. For higher level expression in general and for better expression in ES cells plasmid pBS513 is superior. The sequence shown includes cre and the metallothionein region.

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:

    pBS185 CMV-Cre was a gift from Brian Sauer (Addgene plasmid # 11916 ; ; RRID:Addgene_11916)
  • For your References section:

    Targeted insertion of exogenous DNA into the eukaryotic genome by the Cre recombinase. Sauer B, Henderson N. New Biol. 1990 May . 2(5):441-9. PubMed 2288914