What is a PGK promoter?

What is a PGK promoter?

The Pgk-1 promoter is in a region rich in nucleotides G and C. This promoter can efficiently drive high levels of expression of reporter genes such as E. coli lacZ and neo. We have determined that the 120 bp upstream of the transcription start site functions as a core promoter.

Is PGK a strong promoter?

It is interesting that PGK, which is a weak promoter in mammalian cells, can behave as a fairly strong promoter in fly cells. It is also interesting that mammalian promoters could be functionally conserved, at least to some extent, in such evolutionary divergent host cells.

What is constitutive promoter?

Constitutive promoters are defined as promoters active in vivo in all circumstances, and, on the other hand, inducible promoters are switched ON and OFF by transcription factors depending on the in vivo conditions (Shimada et al., 2014).

What are mouse ES cells?

Mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) are cells derived from the inner cell mass of the developing blastocyst1. They are able to self-renew indefinitely in vitro while preserving the developmental potential to reconstitute all embryonic lineages, ability that has been termed ‘naive’ pluripotency2.

Is PGK a constitutive?

The phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) and the EF1α promoters have also been effectively used for long term constitutive transgene expression in ESCs. Whereas the EF1α- and PGK promoters were shown to mediate stable long term expression of eGFP in hESCs, the CMV promoter only mediated transient expression [10].

Why is CMV promoter used?

The CMV promoter is a commonly used promoter for the production of high level recombinant protein in mammalian cells17. However, the expression level of the transgene driven by CMV promoter decreases with extended culture times because of transcriptional silencing, which is associated with DNA methylation18, 19.

What is Wpre sequence?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus (WHV) Posttranscriptional Regulatory Element (WPRE) is a DNA sequence that, when transcribed, creates a tertiary structure enhancing expression. The sequence is commonly used in molecular biology to increase expression of genes delivered by viral vectors.

How many types of promoters are there?

Promoters can be about 100–1,000 base pairs long. There are three elements of promoters in eukaryotic cells, such as core promoter, proximal promoter, and distal promoter. Each of them plays a different role in DNA transcription and RNA polymerase.

What is an endogenous promoter?

Endogenous promoters for constitutive and efficient expression of transgenes are generally obtained from non-coding regions upstream of a transcription initiation site of genes [46], that are associated with high and steady expression throughout most experimental conditions.

What does constitutive mean in genetics?

Constitutive genes are those that are always active. Genes for ribosomes are an example. They are constantly being transcribed because ribosomes are constantly needed for protein synthesis. Inducible genes are those that have variable activity, depending on the needs of the cell.

How are ES cells cultured?

ES Cell Culture without PMEF Feeder Cells Centrifuge (3–5 minutes) and resuspend the cells in 10 mL of ES Cell Medium. Plate the ES cells onto the gelatinized plates at a density of 1–1.5 x 106 cells/25 cm2 (~3 x 106 cells/100 mm plate). Incubate the plates at 37 °C with 5% CO2.

What do you mean by pluripotency?

Definition. Pluripotency describes the ability of a cell to develop into the three primary germ cell layers of the early embryo and therefore into all cells of the adult body, but not extra-embryonic tissues such as the placenta.