Promoter isolation

Zhonglin Chai Zhonglin.Chai at
Fri Apr 21 20:30:23 EST 2006

What species are you talking about? If you want the promoter sequence from well known species such as human, mouse, rat, etc, you can easily get the full genomic sequence from databases, and design your primers accordingly for a conventional pcr. Email me for the website address if this is relevant.

Z Chai

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Sent: Saturday, 22 April 2006 6:50 AM
To: Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai
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Subject: Re: Promoter isolation

It all depends what you have at your disposal. Do you already have the genomic 
sequence? The cDNA sequence will not be sufficient for any PCR downstream.  
Once you have the genomic sequence figured out, the Genome Walker (r) from 
Clonetec works quite well.  I had been able to get almost 1.5 kb upstream 
using it.

Quoting "Dr. Tribikram Bhattarai" <Tribikram.Bhattarai at>:

> I have isolated a stress related gene from cDNA library. The gene is active
> in all sorts of 
> stress conditions. So I am interested on its promoter. I tried with inverse
> PCR to isolate 
> the promoter but have no success. If you know any thing to get success by
> inverse PCR 
> or if know other better methods to isolate a promoter please write me.
> Tribikram
> Dr Tribikram Bhattarai
> Lehrstuhl fuer Pflanzenphysiologie
> Universitaet Bayreuth, Germany
> Tel: 0921-552628 / 552629 
> E-mail (from August 2006): drtbb at
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Hiranya S. Roychowdhury, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Health and Public Services
Dona Ana Branch Community College
Rm# 191T, 
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003

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