The pGL4.50[luc2/CMV/Hygro] and pGL4.51[luc2/CMV/Neo] Vectors are part of the pGL4 next generation reporter gene vectors optimized for expression in mammalian cells. Once these vectors are transfected into cultured cells, the luciferase-expressing cells can be used in animal imaging studies. The pGL4.50 and pGL4.51 Vectors have the synthetic firefly luciferase luc2 gene under the control of the strong constitutive CMV (cytomegalovirus) promoter. These vectors have demonstrated high expression levels in a variety of cell lines tested. The selectable marker options, either hygromycin or neomycin, can generate stable cell lines. Cell lines with constant expression of luciferase can be used in animal models to study in vivo changes in cell physiology.
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