pSilencer 2.1-U6 Neo





出品公司: Ambion
载体名称: pSilencer 2.1-U6 Neo
质粒类型: RNAi
高拷贝/低拷贝: --
启动子: U6
克隆方法: 多克隆位点,限制性内切酶
载体大小: 4521bp
5' 测序引物及序列: SV40
3' 测序引物及序列: --
载体标签: --
载体抗性: 氨苄青霉素(Ampicillin)
筛选标记: Geneticin
备注: --
产品目录号: AM5764
稳定性: --
组成型: 组成型表达
病毒/非病毒: 非病毒


pSilencer 2.1-U6 Neo载体图谱


This Ambion® vector is for the expression of siRNA. It has an antibiotic resistance 
gene (neomycin) to enable selection of transfected cells and features the human RNA 
polymerase III promoter (U6). Sufficient reagents are provided for 20 reactions.

• Select transfected cells to enrich the population of cells expressing your siRNA 
• Eliminate the need to synthesize RNA oligonucleotides for RNAi experiments
• Supplied linearized and ready for ligation 

Compensate for Low Transfection Efficiencies and Perform Long-Term Studies
The use of mammalian siRNA expression vectors with antibiotic selectable markers 
conveys many benefits. Selectable markers can help compensate for poor plasmid 
transfection efficiencies seen with some cell lines. In these cases, only a fraction 
of the transfected cells express the siRNA, and reduction in target gene expression
 with even a potent siRNA can be difficult to detect. Use of a selectable marker 
and transient antibiotic selection permits only cells that have received the 
marker-containing plasmid to live in the presence of antibiotic. Thus, all of these 
cells should be exhibiting RNAi. Use of selectable markers also permits long-term gene 
silencing studies of cells that take up the siRNA expression vector. Changes in phenotype 
due to reduced gene expression that may not be readily apparent only a few days after 
transfection can be followed over a longer period of time. 

How siRNA Expression Vectors Work
Vectors that express siRNAs within mammalian cells typically use an RNA polymerase III 
promoter to drive expression of a short hairpin RNA that mimics the structure of an siRNA. 
The insert that encodes this hairpin is designed to have two inverted repeats separated by 
a short spacer sequence. One inverted repeat is complementary to the mRNA to which the 
siRNA is targeted. A string of thymidines added to the 3' end serves as a pol III 
transcription termination site. Once inside the cell, the vector constitutively expresses 
the hairpin RNA. The hairpin RNA is processed into an siRNA, which induces RNAi of the 
target gene.

Design of Vector Encoded siRNAs
In general, the selection of an siRNA target site for vectors is the same as that used for 
designing siRNAs that will be introduced directly into cells, with the added caution that 
strings of four or more thymidine or adenosine residues should be avoided to reduce the 
possibility of premature termination of the transcript. The length of the inverted repeats 
that encode the stem of the putative hairpin, the order of the inverted repeats, the 
length and composition of the spacer sequence that encodes the loop of the hairpin, and the 
presence or absence of 5' overhangs can vary within certain parameters. It is recommended 
to use inserts that encode a hairpin with a 19-nucleotide stem and a specific 9-base loop 









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