MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Non-Target shRNA Control Plasmid DNA

Targets no known genes from any species

negative shRNA control, MISSION® Control Vectors, shRNA control, negative control, non-target shRNA, non-target control, non-target shRNA control
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500 ng/μL in TE buffer; DNA (10μg of plasmid DNA)

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General description

The MISSION pLKO.1-puro Non-Target shRNA Control Plasmid DNA is a lentivirus plasmid vector. The vector contains an shRNA insert that does not target any known genes from any species, making it useful as a negative control in experiments using the MISSION shRNA library clones. This allows one to examine the effect of transfection of a short-hairpin on gene expression and interpret the knockdown effect seen with shRNA clones. Ampicillin and puromycin antibiotic resistance genes provide selection in bacterial or mammalian cells respectively. In addition, self-inactivating replication incompetent viral particles can be produced in packaging cells (HEK293T) by co-transfection with compatible packaging plasmids. The Non-Target shRNA Control Plasmid DNA is provided as 10 μg of plasmid DNA in Tris-EDTA (TE) buffer at a concentration of 500 ng/μl.


MISSION® pLKO.1-puro non-target shRNA control plasmid DNA has been used as a control during transduction:
  • in tumor cells for multicolour imaging
  • in human adult low calcium temperature keratinocytes
  • in mouse embryonic fibroblasts, to study the biological functions of IP6K1 (inositol hexakisphosphate kinase)
  • to study the function of Zac1 (zinc finger protein regulating apoptosis and cell cycle arrest) expression in astroglial differentiation
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Peroxiredoxin 2 nuclear levels are regulated by circadian clock synchronization in human keratinocytes
Avitabile D, et al.
The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 53(7580), 24-34 (2014)
Deletion of inositol hexakisphosphate kinase 1 (IP6K1) reduces cell migration and invasion, conferring protection from aerodigestive tract carcinoma in mice
Jadav RS, et al.
Cellular Signalling, 28(8), 1124-1136 (2016)
Brain tumour cells interconnect to a functional and resistant network
Osswald M, et al.
Nature, 528(7580), 93-93 (2015)
Sophie Weil et al.
Neuro-oncology, 19(10), 1316-1326 (2017-04-19)
Primary and adaptive resistance against chemo- and radiotherapy and local recurrence after surgery limit the benefits from these standard treatments in glioma patients. Recently we found that glioma cells can extend ultra-long membrane protrusions, "tumor microtubes" (TMs), for brain invasion...
Murali R Kuracha et al.
PloS one, 12(6), e0179510-e0179510 (2017-06-24)
Mucinous colorectal adenocarcinomas (MCAs) are clinically and morphologically distinct from nonmucinous colorectal cancers (CRCs), show a distinct spectrum of genetic alterations (higher KRAS mutations, lower p53, high MUC2), exhibit more aggressive behavior (more prone to peritoneal dissemination and lymph node...

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