pSecTag2 A, B, & C Mammalian Expression Vectors

Catalog number: V90020

Invitrogen™  Related applications: Protein Expression

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pSecTag2 and pSecTag2/Hygro are mammalian expression vectors designed for the secretion, purification, and detection of fusion proteins. Each vector has a large multiple cloning site in three reading frames to simplify cloning in frame with the N-terminal secretion signal. The vectors (Figure 1) offer the following features:

• Secretion signal from the V-J2-C region of the mouse Ig kappa-chain for efficient secretion of recombinant proteins (Figure 2)
• Cytomegalovirus (CMV) promoter for high-level constitutive expression
• C-terminal polyhistidine (6xHis) tag for rapid purification with nickel-chelating resin and detection with an Anti-His(C-term) Antibody
• C-terminal c-myc epitope for detection with an Anti-myc Antibody
• Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) polyadenylation signal and transcription termination sequence to enhance mRNA stability
• SV40 origin for episomal replication and simple vector rescue in cell lines expressing the large T antigen (e.g., COS-1, COS-7)

The pSecTag2 vectors carry the Zeocin™ resistance gene for cost-effective selection in mammalian cells. Zeocin™ selection can also be used in E. coli.

The pSecTag2/Hygro vectors have the Hygromycin B resistance gene for selection of stable mammalian cell lines.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Promoter: CMV
Key Function: Secreted Expression
Protein Tag or Fusion: His Tag (6x), c-Myc Epitope Tag, IgK Leader Sequence
Delivery Method: Transfection
Cloning Method: Restriction Enzyme ⁄ MCS
Selection Agent (Eukaryotic): Zeocin™
Vector Type: pSec
Product Size: 20 µg

Contents & storage

20 µg of each vector and a PSA expression control are supplied supercoiled and lyophilized. Store at -20°C. Vectors are guaranteed stable for 6 months when properly stored.


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