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pArrestRed vector

cat.# FP980

The vector sequence has been compiled using the information from sequence databases, published literature, and other sources, together with partial sequences obtained by Evrogen. This vector has not been completely sequenced.

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Vector typemammalian expression vector
Reporter codon usagemammalian
Promoter for ArrestRedPCMV IE
Host cellsmammalian
Selectionprokaryotic – kanamycin
eukaryotic – neomycin (G418)
Replicationprokaryotic – pUC ori
eukaryotic – SV40 ori
Use Expression of ArrestRed in mammalian cells under the control of CMV promoter; source of ArrestRed coding sequence

Vector description

pArrestRed is a mammalian expression vector encoding photoinducible cell cycle inhibitor ArrestRed (see reporter description). ArrestRed codon usage is optimized for high expression in mammalian cells (humanized) [Haas et al., 1996]. ArrestRed is a chimeric protein composed of a tandem version of photosensitizer KillerRed fused to the C-terminus of human histone H2B [Serebrovskaya et al., 2011].

pArrestRed vector can be used as a source of ArrestRed coding sequence. The vector backbone contains unique restriction sites that permit its excision and further insertion into expression vector of choice. Alternatively, ArrestRed coding sequence can be amplified by PCR.

Note: The plasmid DNA was isolated from dam+-methylated E. coli. Therefore some restriction sites are blocked by methylation. If you wish to digest the vector using such sites you will need to transform the vector into a dam- host and make fresh DNA.

The vector backbone contains immediate early promoter of cytomegalovirus (PCMV IE) for protein expression, SV40 origin for replication in mammalian cells expressing SV40 T-antigen, pUC origin of replication for propagation in E. coli, and f1 origin for single-stranded DNA production. SV40 polyadenylation signals (SV40 poly A) direct proper processing of the 3'-end of the reporter mRNA.

SV40 early promoter (PSV40) provides neomycin resistance gene (Neor) expression to select stably transfected eukaryotic cells using G418. Bacterial promoter (P) provides kanamycin resistance gene expression (Kanr) in E. coli. Kanr/Neor gene is linked with herpes simplex virus (HSV) thymidine kinase (TK) polyadenylation signals.

Expression in mammalian cells

pArrestRed vector can be transfected into mammalian cells by any known transfection method. CMV promoter provides strong, constitutive expression of ArrestRed in eukaryotic cells. If required, stable transformants can be selected using G418 [Gorman, 1985].

Propagation in E. coli

Suitable host strains for propagation in E. coli include DH5alpha, HB101, XL1-Blue, and other general purpose strains. Plasmid incompatibility group is pMB1/ColE1. The vector confers resistance to kanamycin (30 μg/ml) to E. coli hosts. Copy number in E. coli is about 500.

Location of features

PCMV IE: 1-589
Enhancer region: 59-465
TATA box: 554-560
Transcription start point: 583
ArrestRed: 609-2522
Start codon (ATG): 609-611
Histone H2B protein: 609-986
Tandem of KillerRed proteins: 1017-2522
KillerRed1: 1017-1733
KillerRed2: 1803-2522
Stop codon: 2520-2522
SV40 early mRNA polyadenylation signal
Polyadenylation signals: 2675-2680 & 2704-2709
mRNA 3' ends: 2713 & 2725
f1 single-strand DNA origin: 2772-3227
Bacterial promoter for expression of Kanr gene
-35 region: 3289-3294
-10 region: 3312-3317
Transcription start point: 3324
SV40 origin of replication: 3568-3703
SV40 early promoter
Enhancer (72-bp tandem repeats): 3401-3472 & 3473-3544
21-bp repeats: 3548-3568, 3569-3589 & 3591-3611
Early promoter element: 3624-3630
Major transcription start points: 3620, 3658, 3664 & 3669
Kanamycin/neomycin resistance gene
Neomycin phosphotransferase coding sequences:
Start codon (ATG): 3752-3754
Stop codon: 4544-4546
G->A mutation to remove Pst I site: 3934
C->A (Arg to Ser) mutation to remove BssH II site: 4280
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) thymidine kinase (TK) polyadenylation signal
Polyadenylation signals: 4782-4787 & 4795-4800
pUC plasmid replication origin: 5131-5774


  • Gorman C. High efficiency gene transfer into mammalian cells. In DNA cloning: A Practical Approach, Vol. II. Ed. D. M. Glover. (IRL Press, Oxford, U.K.). 1985; 143-90.
  • Haas J, Park EC, Seed B. Codon usage limitation in the expression of HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein. Curr Biol. 1996; 6 (3):315-24. / pmid: 8805248
  • Serebrovskaya EO, Gorodnicheva TV, Ermakova GV, Solovieva EA, Sharonov GV, Zagaynova EV, Chudakov DM, Lukyanov S, Zaraisky AG, Lukyanov KA. Light-induced blockage of cell division with a chromatin-targeted phototoxic fluorescent protein. Biochem J. 2011; 435 (1):65-71. doi: 10.1042/BJ20101217 / pmid: 21214518

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