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CAT vectors for analysis of eukaryotic promoters and enhancers


, : CAT vectors for analysis of eukaryotic promoters and enhancers. Gene 45(1): 107-111

We have constructed two sets of plasmids for analysis of factors affecting mammalian gene expression. The pOCAT series contains a bacterial chloramphenicol-resistance expression unit (cat) and no eukaryotic promoter. The pUTKAT series contains the same cat unit under the control of the thymidine-kinase promoter of Herpes simplex virus. These plasmids are designed for testing effects of inserted regulatory elements on cat expression after transient transfection of mammalian cells in culture. We demonstrate here that the pOCAT series is useful for studying activities of inserted eukaryotic promoters, and the pUTKAT series is useful for studying activities of inserted eukaryotic enhancers.

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