PurposeAAV-mediated expression of Chrimson-GFP under the CaMKII promoter. Using SV40pA signal.
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Backbone manufacturerScott Sternson
- Backbone size w/o insert (bp) 5088
- Total vector size (bp) 6873
Vector typeMammalian Expression, AAV
Growth in Bacteria
Growth Strain(s)NEB Stable
Growth instructionsDH5alpha at 37°C or Stbl3 at 30°C. Carbenicillin is preferred over ampicillin. In DH5alpha this plasmid may act more like a high copy plasmid, although in Stbl3 it may act more like a low copy plasmid.
Copy numberHigh Copy
Alt nameChlamydomonas noctigama channelrhodopsin-GFP
Insert Size (bp)1785
- Promoter CaMKII
/ Fusion Protein
- GFP (C terminal on insert)
- Cloning method Restriction Enzyme
- 5′ cloning site BamHI (not destroyed)
- 3′ cloning site EcoRI (not destroyed)
- 5′ sequencing primer CGGCTCTAGAGCCTCTGC
- 3′ sequencing primer TAGCGTAAAAGGAGCAACATAG (Common Sequencing Primers)
Terms and Licenses
- Not Available to Industry
- Zeocin® is an InvivoGen trademark.
The plasmid is fully sequenced in the coding sequence regions (opsin-fluorophore and important flanking regions). The published CaMKII promoter contains 10 basepair differences vs. the wild-type, and that persists here. Multiple digestions were done to verify the vector structure. The construct and the virus were both tested in vitro.
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:pAAV-CaMKII-Chrimson-GFP was a gift from Edward Boyden (Addgene plasmid # 62718 ; http://n2t.net/addgene:62718 ; RRID:Addgene_62718)
For your References section:Independent optical excitation of distinct neural populations. Klapoetke NC, Murata Y, Kim SS, Pulver SR, Birdsey-Benson A, Cho YK, Morimoto TK, Chuong AS, Carpenter EJ, Tian Z, Wang J, Xie Y, Yan Z, Zhang Y, Chow BY, Surek B, Melkonian M, Jayaraman V, Constantine-Paton M, Wong GK, Boyden ES. Nat Methods. 2014 Mar;11(3):338-46. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2836. Epub 2014 Feb 9. 10.1038/nmeth.2836 PubMed 24509633