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MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Empty Vector Control Plasmid DNA

Contains no shRNA insert

Synonym: MISSION® Control Vectors



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MISSION is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Empty Vector Control Plasmid DNA has been used to synthesize and clone shRNAs (which target murine cluster of differentiation 36 (CD36), to generate lentiviral expression vectors.

General description

The MISSION pLKO.1-puro Control Vector is a lentivirus plasmid vector. The vector does not contain an shRNA insert and is useful as a negative control in experiments using the MISSION shRNA library clones. This allows one to examine the effect of transfection 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 pLKO.1-puro Control Vector is provided as 10 μg of plasmid DNA in Tris-EDTA (TE) buffer at a concentration of 500 ng/μl.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 

Frequently Asked Questions

Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.
Where is the hairpin inserted with Product SHC001, MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Control Vector?
This control vector does not contain an shRNA insert.
What is the function of this negative control with Product SHC001, MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Control Vector?
It permits observation of cellular effects resulting from the transfection process. Cells transfected with the empty control provide a useful reference point for determining specific knockdown.
Does Product SHC001, MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Control Vector, convey puromycin resistance to transfected cells?
Yes, it has the puromycin resistance gene.
IsProduct SHC001, MISSION® pLKO.1-puro Control Vector, available as a glycerol stock?
The control vectors are available in plasmid DNA or the lentiviral transduction format.
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product.
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