Using a secreted and robust Gaussia Luciferase (GLuc) as the reporter, GeneCopoeia GLuc-ON™ promoter clones are designed for promoter analysis by detecting the real-time activities of over 20,000 human and 18,000 mouse promoters using live cell assays.
Each transfection-ready promoter clone contains a 1.2-1.5 kb insert, corresponding to the 5'-flanking promoter sequence located approximately 1.5 kb upstream and up to 200 bp downstream of the transcription start site (TSS) of a specific human gene. This insert is placed upstream of the GLuc reporter gene. Since the putative cis-acting enhancer elements are expected to exist in the cloned promoter region, the promoter luciferase activity observed during the reporter assay closely resembles the actual promoter regulation of these genes within human cells.
GLuc-ON promoter clones can be ordered as pre-designed or custom-built in one of our robust vector systems. Currently we offer both single-reporter and dual-reporter vector systems. The single-reporter system uses GLuc, mCherry, or GFP as the promoter reporter. The dual-reporter system uses GLuc as the promoter reporter and SEAP (secreted Alkaline Phosphatase) as the internal control for signal normalization.
Figure 1. How GLuc-ON promoter clones work.
Live cell assays
- Naturally secreted GLuc reporter
- No lysis of the cells is necessary
- Save samples, reduce variations, and simplify experiments for applications such as pulse chase analysis,etc.
- Data is generated quickly
- Closely resembles real-time activities
Dual secreted reporter system
- Secreted GLuc and SEAP
- Enables transfection-normalization for accurate across-sample comparison
- Group or pathway study compatible
- High sample number compatible
- GLuc is 1000-fold more sensitive than firefly or Renilla luciferase
- All promoter clones are transfection-ready
GLuc-ON promoter clones use a modified GLuc (mGLuc) as the reporter gene, which generates a highly stable signal and overcomes the quick signal decay commonly observed with humanized wild type GLuc (wtGLuc).
Figure 2. Signal stability of mGLuc (blue) and wtGLuc (red). Left: assay buffer with a stabilizer; Right: regular assay buffer (Secrete-Pair™ dual luminescence assay kit)
Dual-reporter vectors are available for the GLuc-ON promoter clones. The secondary reporter, secreted Alkaline Phosphatase (SEAP), serves as an internal control. The dual-reporter system enables transfection normalization for accurate cross-sample comparison.
|Vector||Reporter gene||Tracking gene||Selection marker||Vector type|
|pEZX-PG04||Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)||Secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP)||Puromycin||Non-viral|
|pEZX-PG02||Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)||N/A*||Puromycin||Non-viral|
|pEZX-LvPG04||Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)||Secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP)||Puromycin||HIV Lentiviral|
|pEZX-LvPG02||Gaussia luciferase (GLuc)||N/A*||Puromycin||HIV Lentiviral|
* A separate vector is available for SEAP expression.
Control clones and SEAP expression clone
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Pre-designed promoter clones
Search over 20,000 human and 18,000 mouse pre-designed promoter reporter clones in your choice of vector.
GeneCopoeia offers lentivirus as a custom service. Request a quote for lentivirus production services.
Custom promoter clone services
Want to compare various length or regions of your promoter? You can custom-order them.
|GLuc-ON™ Promoter Reporter Clones Cancellation, QA, License, and Warranty|
- Secrete-Pair™ Dual Luminescence Assay Kit
- Genome-TALER™ TALE-TF Custom Services
- TF-Detect™ Human P53 Activity Assay Kit
- TF-Detect™ AP-1/c-Jun Activity Assay Kit
- MethylAffinity™ Methylated DNA Enrichment Kit
Promoter reporter clone publications
- Klimosch, SN. et al (2013) Functional TLR5 genetic variants affect human colorectal cancer survival. Cancer Research, 73(24); 7232–42.. [Promoter Reporter ( MYD88 and ACAA1)].
- Shen, Q. et al (2013) Adipocyte reporter assays: Application for identification of anti‐inflammatory and antioxidant properties of mangosteen xanthones. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, DOI: 10.1002/mnfr.201300181. [Human Fabp4 promoter vector with eCFP reporter].
- Celardo, I. et al. (2013) Caspase-1 is a novel target of p63 in tumor suppression. Cell Death and Disease (2013) 4, e645; doi:10.1038/cddis.2013.175. [caspase-1 promoter plasmid in pEZX-PG02 vector].
- Zheng, H. et al. (2013) Glycogen synthase kinase-3 beta regulates Snail and β-catenin expression during Fas-induced epithelial–mesenchymal transition in gastrointestinal cancer. European Journal of Cancer, Available online 9 April 2013. [CDH1 promoter construct].
- Mills, L.D. et al. (2013) Loss of the Transcription Factor GLI1 Identifies a Signaling Network in the Tumor Microenvironment Mediating KRAS-Induced. Journal of Biological Chemistry, March 12, 2013, doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.438846. [mouse SHH promoter clone].
- Schank, JR. et al (2013) Tacr1 Gene Variation and Neurokinin 1 Receptor Expression Is Associated with Antagonist Efficacy in Genetically Selected Alcohol-Preferring Rats. Biological Psychiatry Journal, PII: S0006-3223(13)00043-7, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.12.027. [custom Tacr1 promoter luciferase construct].
- Petrella, B. et al. (2012) Interleukin-1 beta and transforming growth factor-beta 3 cooperate to activate matrix metalloproteinase expression and invasiveness in A549 lung adenocarcinoma … Cancer Letters, Volume 325, Issue 2, 28 December 2012, Pages 220–226. [MMP10 promoter clone].