pRED2 (ATCC® 67536)

Organism: Vitreoscilla sp.  /  Clone Type: Clone  /  Depositors: California Institute of Technology, JE Bailey, California Institute of Technology

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Designations pRED2
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Species Vitreoscilla sp.
Depositors California Institute of Technology, JE Bailey, California Institute of Technology
produces protein hemoglobin
Construct size (kb): 4.900000095367432
DNA: genomic
Insert lengths(kb): 2.200000047683716
Gene product: hemoglobin
Target Gene: hemoglobin
Insert Size (kb) 2.200
Media ATCC® Medium 1227: LB Medium (ATCC medium 1065) with 50 mcg/ml ampicillin
Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Restriction digests of the clone give the following sizes (kb): HindIII--2.7, 2.2; SalI--4.0, 0.9; SphI--3.6, 0.7, 0.6.
The insert contains the following restriction sites (approximate kb from the 5' end): SphI--1.0, 1.6; SalI--1.2.
E. coli containing this plasmid grow faster and to higher densities than controls.
Expression appears to be regulated by the endogenous promoter because constructs with inserts in both orientations express about equal amounts of protein.
The 5' end of the insert is closer to the lac promoter.

Khosla CS, Bailey JE. Enhancement of cell growth by expression of a cloned hemoglobin gene. US Patent 5,049,493 dated Sep 17 1991

Khosla C, Bailey JE. The Vitreoscilla hemoglobin gene: molecular cloning, nucleotide sequence and genetic expression in Escherichia coli. Mol. Gen. Genet. 214: 158-161, 1988. PubMed: 3067078

Khosla C, Bailey JE. Characterization of the oxygen-dependent promoter of the Vitreoscilla hemoglobin gene in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 171: 5990-6004, 1989. PubMed: 2681149

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