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pJEK5 Alpha-Synuclein A53T Vector

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pJEK5 Alpha-Synuclein A53T Vector

Cat. #: 152048

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Inventor: Dr Fiona Benson

Institute: Lancaster University

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*FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY

  • Tool name: pJEK5 Alpha-Synuclein A53T Vector
  • Research fields: Neurobiology
  • Description: pJEK5 ("A53T") is a derivative of pET15b with the open reading frame encoding the A53T mutant human Îą-synuclein cloned in via the NdeI and BamHI restriction sites. It was constructed via site-specific mutagenesis of pJEK1, replacing the G at position 88 in the ORF nucleotide sequence with a C, thus altering the 30th codon from GCA encoding Ala, to CCA encoding Pro. In this construct A30P alpha-synuclein is expressed as a fusion protein with an N-terminal six His tag.
  • Additional notes: Alpha synuclein is expressed predominantly in the brain, where it is concentrated in presynaptic nerve terminals. The deposition of the abundant presynaptic brain protein alpha-synuclein as fibrillary aggregates in neurons or glial cells is a hallmark lesion in a subset of neurodegenerative disorders. These disorders include Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy, collectively referred to as synucleinopathies. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the progressive accumulation in selected neurons of protein inclusions containing alpha-synuclein and ubiquitin. A point mutation in the α-synuclein gene, A53T (Ala53-Thr), is linked to familial Parkinson′s disease. Mice expressing A53T human α-synuclein, but not wild-type or the A30P variants, develop adult-onset neurodegenerative disease with a progressive motoric dysfunction leading to death

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  • Application notes: pJEK5 ("A53T") is a derivative of pET15b with the open reading frame encoding the A53T mutant human α-synuclein cloned in via the NdeI and BamHI restriction sites. It was constructed via site-specific mutagenesis of pJEK1, replacing the G at position 88 in the ORF nucleotide sequence with a C, thus altering the 30th codon from GCA encoding Ala, to CCA encoding Pro. In this construct A30P alpha-synuclein is expressed as a fusion protein with an N-terminal six His tag.