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BL21(DE3) Electrocompetent Cells

for protein expression

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Synonym(s):
BL21 strain
NACRES:
NA.85

biological source

Escherichia coli

grade

for molecular biology

growth mode

adherent or suspension

morphology

rod shaped

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

cell transformation

competent cell type: electrocompetent
transformation efficiency: ≥5 × 109 cfu/μg

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−70°C

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growth mode

adherent or suspension

growth mode

adherent or suspension

growth mode

adherent or suspension

growth mode

adherent or suspension

morphology

rod shaped

morphology

rod shaped

morphology

rod shaped

morphology

rod shaped

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

shipped in

dry ice

shipped in

dry ice

shipped in

dry ice

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−70°C

storage temp.

−70°C

storage temp.

−70°C

storage temp.

−70°C

General description

The BL21(DE3) Electrocompetent Cells are the first to offer high efficiency cloning and high level protein expression in the same cell.
Cloning efficiencies are increased 25-1,000 fold relative to other preparations of BL21 cells, which is essential for construction of complex expression libraries.

Genotype

F – ompT hsdSB (rB- mB-) gal dcm (DE3)

Features and Benefits

The unprecedented transformation efficiency of the BL21(DE3) Electrocompetent Cells (> 5 × 109 cfu/μg) eliminates the need for plasmid transfer from the cloning strain to the expression strain, saving days of work in a typical cloning and expression experiment

Components

  • BL21(DE3) electrocompetent cells
  • pUC 19 transformation control DNA
  • recovery medium for expression


Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3


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Felix Nicolaus et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-02-09)
We follow the cotranslational biosynthesis of three multispanning Escherichia coli inner membrane proteins in vivo using high-resolution force profile analysis. The force profiles show that the nascent chain is subjected to rapidly varying pulling forces during translation and reveal unexpected
Zev A Ripstein et al.
eLife, 9 (2020-01-10)
The ClpXP degradation machine consists of a hexameric AAA+ unfoldase (ClpX) and a pair of heptameric serine protease rings (ClpP) that unfold, translocate, and subsequently degrade client proteins. ClpXP is an important target for drug development against infectious diseases. Although
Julianne M Troiano et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-01-16)
Under high light, oxygenic photosynthetic organisms avoid photodamage by thermally dissipating absorbed energy, which is called nonphotochemical quenching. In green algae, a chlorophyll and carotenoid-binding protein, light-harvesting complex stress-related (LHCSR3), detects excess energy via a pH drop and serves as
M'Lynn E Fisher et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-06-03)
The sarco-plasmic reticulum calcium pump (SERCA) plays a critical role in the contraction-relaxation cycle of muscle. In cardiac muscle, SERCA is regulated by the inhibitor phospholamban. A new regulator, dwarf open reading frame (DWORF), has been reported to displace phospholamban
Brandon R Lowe et al.
eLife, 10 (2021-02-02)
Sequencing of cancer genomes has identified recurrent somatic mutations in histones, termed oncohistones, which are frequently poorly understood. Previously we showed that fission yeast expressing only the H3.3G34R mutant identified in aggressive pediatric glioma had reduced H3K36 trimethylation and acetylation

Protocols

BL21(DE3) Electrocompetent Cells

BL21(DE3) Electrocompetent Cells are provided in 25 μL aliquots, sufficient for one reaction. Transformation is carried out in a 0.1 cm gap cuvette. Optimal settings for electroporation are listed in the table below. Note that alternate settings result in transformation efficienes about 20-50% lower. Typical time constants are 3.5 to 4.5 msec.

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