BL21(DE3)pLysS Chemically Competent Cells

$140.00$275.00

BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells allow for tighter control of expression and are therefore suitable for the expression of toxic genes.


    12x50µl - $140.00 (Cat.# 1056-12 )

    12x200µl - $275.00 (Cat.# 1056-48 )

Description

Intact Genomics (ig®) chemically competent BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells are suitable for transformation and routine protein expression. The pLysS plasmid produces T7 lysozyme that reduces base level expression of the gene of interest, subsequently allowing for tighter control of expression and is therefore suitable for expression of toxic genes.  BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells also carry the chloramphenicol resistance gene.

Specifications

Competent cell type:  Chemically competent
Derivative of:  BL21(DE3)pLysS
Species:  E. coli
Format:  Tubes
Transformation efficiency:  ≥3 x 107 cfu/µg pUC19 DNA
Blue/white screening:  Yes
Shipping condition:  Dry ice

Reagents Needed for One Reaction

ig® BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells:  50 µl
DNA (or pUC19 Control, 10 pg/µl):  1 µl
Recovery medium:  1 ml

Storage

ig® BL21(DE3)pLysS competent cells:   -80 ºC
pUC19 control DNA:  -20 ºC
Recovery medium:  4 ºC

Genotype

F–pLysS, Cmr ompT hsdS(rB– mB–) gal dcm λ(DE3)

Genomic Features

ig® BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells have the following features:

  • T7 Expression Strain
  • Deficient in both lon (1) and ompT proteases
  • Resistant to phage T1 (fhuA2)
  • B Strain
  • Suitable for expression of toxic genes

Quality Control

Transformation efficiency is tested by using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit and using the high efficiency transformation protocol. Transformation efficiency should be greater than 3×107 CFU/µg pUC19 DNA. Untransformed cells are tested for appropriate antibiotic sensitivity.

General Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when using BL21(DE3) pLysS chemically competent E. coli:

  • Handle competent cells gently as they are highly sensitive to changes in temperature or mechanical lysis caused by pipetting.
  • Thaw competent cells on ice, and transform cells immediately following thawing. After adding DNA, mix by tapping the tube gently. Do not mix cells by pipetting or vortexing.

Technical Support
Intact Genomics is committed to supporting the worldwide scientific research community by supplying the highest quality reagents. Each new lot of our products is tested to ensure they meet the quality standards and specifications designated for the product. Please follow the instructions carefully and contact us if additional assistance is needed. We appreciate your business and your feedback regarding the performance of our products in your applications.

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Additional information

µl

6×50µl, 12×50µl, 24×50µl, 6×100µl, 12×100µl, 24×100µl, 6×200µl, 12×200µl, 1×96 well plate (20µl/well)

High Efficiency Transformation Protocol

Use this procedure to transform BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells. We recommend verifying the transformation efficiency of the cells using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit. Do not use these cells for electroporation.

  1. Remove competent cells from the -80 °C freezer and thaw completely on wet ice (10-15 minutes).
  2. Aliquot 1-5 µl (1 pg-100 ng) of DNA to the chilled microcentrifuge tubes on ice.
  3. When the cells are thawed, add 50 μl of cells to each DNA tube on ice and mix gently by tapping 4-5 times. For the pUC19 control, add 1 µl of (10 pg/µl) DNA to a chilled microcentrifuge tube, prior to adding 50 µl of Mix well by tapping. Do not pipette up and down or vortex to mix, this can harm cells and decrease transformation efficiency.
  4. Incubate the cells with DNA on ice for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minute ice incubation, heat shock the cells at 42 °C for 45 seconds.
  6. Transfer the tubes to ice for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 950 µl of Recovery Medium or any other medium of choice to each tube.
  8. Incubate tubes at 37 °C for 1 hour at 210 rpm.
  9. Spread 50 μl to 200 μl from each transformation onPre-warmed selection plates. We recommend plating two different volumes to ensure that at least one plate will have well-spaced colonies. For the pUC19 control, plate 50 μl on an LB plate containing 100 μg/ml ampicillin. Use sterilized spreader or autoclaved ColiRoller™ plating beads to spread evenly.
  10. Incubate the plates overnight at 37 °C.

 

5 Minute Transformation Protocol

The following procedure results in only ~10% of the transformation efficiency as the protocol listed above.

  1. Remove competent cells from the -80 °C freezer and thaw in your hand.
  2. Aliquot 1-5 µl (1 pg-100 ng) of DNA to the microcentrifuge tubes. Do not pipette up and down or vortex to mix, this can harm cells and decrease transformation efficiency.
  3. Incubate the cells with DNA on ice for 2 minutes.
  4. After 2 minute ice incubation, heat shock the cells at 42 °C for 45 seconds.
  5. Transfer the tubes to ice for 2 minutes.
  6. Add 950 µl of Recovery Medium at room temperature or any other medium of choice to each tube. Immediately spread 50 μl to 200 μl from each transformation on pre-warmed selection plates. We recommend plating two different volumes to ensure that at least one plate will have well-spaced colonies. For the pUC19 control, plate 50 μl on an LB plate containing 100 μg/ml ampicillin. Use sterilized spreader or autoclaved ColiRoller™ plating beads to spread evenly.
  7. Incubate the plates overnight at 37 °C.

Manual -BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells

MSDS - BL21(DE3)pLysS chemically competent cells

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