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Vector Database

Welcome to Vector Database!

Vector database is a digital collection of vector backbones assembled from publications and commercially available sources. This is a free resource for the scientific community that is compiled by Addgene.

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Plasmid: pRetroSuper

Source/Vendor: Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI/AvL)
Analyze: Sequence
Plasmid Type: Mammalian Expression, Retroviral, RNAi
Promotor: H1
Cloning Method: Unknown
Size: 6401
Bacterial Resistance: Ampicillin
Selectable Marker: Puromycin
The pRETROSUPER vector is derived from the Murine Embryonic Stem Cell virus (pMSCV). The pRETROSUPER vector contains the pSUPER shRNA expression cassette. The hairpin oligonucleotides for the SUPER RNAi library are cloned downstream of the polymerase III Histone H1-RNA promoter (H1). Upon transfection into a packaging cell line, pRETROSUPER expresses a transcript containing the viral packaging signal, the H1-shRNA cassette and the puromycin resistance gene. The pRETROSUPER has a specifically designed 3'LTR that has a deletion in the LTR promoter elements. This deletion results in inactivation of the LTR mediated transcription upon retroviral integration. The phosphoglycerate kinase promoter (PGK) drives the expression of the puromycin resistance gene (puro) for selection in eukaryotic cells. The pRETROSUPER plasmid can be propagated in E.Coli under ampicillin (AMP) slection. For more information, see Brummelkamp TR et al., 2002, Cancer Cell, vol2(3):243-247.
Stable: Unspecified
Constitutive: Unspecified
Viral/Non-Viral: Retroviral

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