also known as C6565-03
|21 x 50 µL/tube
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One Shot BL21(DE3)pLysE Chemically Competent E. coli cells are ideal for use with bacteriophage T7 promoter-based expression systems such as pRSET and pET. The pLysE plasmid carried by the BL21(DE3)pLysE strain produces higher amounts of T7 lysozyme than pLysS to further reduce basal level expression of the gene of interest. Like pLysS, pLysE confers resistance to chloramphenicol (CamR) and contains the p15A origin for compatibility with plasmids containing the ColE1 or pMB1 origin (i.e. pUC- or pBR322- derived plasmids). Recombinant proteins that are nontoxic to E. coli are generally expressed at higher levels in BL21(DE3) cells as compared to the BL21(DE3)pLysE strain with tighter expression control. The BL21(DE3)pLysE strain is recommended for use when expressing toxic genes (alternatively, BL21-AI could be considered).
The BL21 (DE3) E. coli strain is one of the most popular host strains to produce recombinant proteins and adapted in research or industrial applications (e.g., first biopharmaceutical recombinant human insulin). This strain had been engineered to carry the λDE3 lysogen that contains the T7 RNA polymerase gene under control of the lacUV5 promoter. IPTG is required to induce expression of the T7 RNA polymerase cascade system that in turn transcribe the T7 promoter regulated target gene.
BL21(DE3) is a derivative of the E. coli B strain that does not contain the lon protease and is also deficient in the outer membrane protease OmpT. The lack of two key proteases reduces degradation of heterologous proteins expressed in the strains. Additionally, several other strain features make them especially suited for protein production, namely fast growth in minimal medium, a lower acetate production when grown in high glucose media, and the ability to reach high cell density.
One Shot BL21(DE3)pLysE Chemically Competent E. coli offer:
• Transformation efficiency of >1 x 107 cfu/μg control plasmid DNA
• Ion and OmpT protease deficiency reduces degradation of recombinant protein
• IPTG-inducible lacUV5 promoter controls expression of the T7 RNA polymerase
• pLysE (CamR) plasmid for reduced basal expression in uninduced cells
• hsdS mutation allows efficient transformation of unmethylated DNA
• Fast growth in minimal medium and ability to reach high cell density
BL21(DE3)pLysE E. coli are ideal for use with T7 promoter-based expression vectors. Like BL21(DE3)pLysS E. coli, BL21(DE3)pLysE cells carry the lambda DE3 lysogen. In addition, BL21(DE3)pLysE cells contain the pLysE plasmid, which constitutively expresses T7 lysozyme. T7 lysozyme reduces the basal expression of target genes by inhibiting T7 RNA polymerase. The pLysE plasmid in BL21(DE3)pLysE expresses higher levels of T7 lysozyme than the pLysS plasmid in BL21(DE3)pLysS. The BL21(DE3)pLysE strain provides tighter control of T7 RNA polymerase, which is necessary when the recombinant protein to be expressed is toxic.
Easy-to-use One Shot format
BL21(DE3)pLysE Chemically Competent E. coli cells are supplied in the convenient, single-reaction One Shot format. The single-tube, single-use format allows all steps of the transformation protocol, up to plating, to take place in the same tube, thereby helping save time and prevent contamination.
F–ompT hsdSB (rB–, mB–) gal dcm (DE3) pLysE(CamR)
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