Q: Transfection control plasmid

rebecca rebsilver at usa.net
Tue Mar 3 08:43:22 EST 1998

Hi Wolfgang,
I vote for option #1.
I have had trouble with read-through before.
And you don't know what the truncated product will turn into.
It could louse everything up.

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It is like the laws against booby trapping your house to keep thieves away.  (This
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Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:

> Hi all,
> What would you recommend as better control plasmid
> 1) the vector without insert

> 2) a mutation with the same sequence but a deletion of one base
> right after the ATG (so the message is transcribed, but translation
> soon will be terminated due to running into a stop) - I wouldn't have
> to prepare it, just got this one accidentally. #:-(((
> What's your opinion on that?
> Wolfgang
> -------
> !Junk mail is *not* appreciated!
> SPAMs will be answered automatically by sending my 128MByte virtual memory file.
> This is *NO* joke.

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