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Eukaryot Cell. 2006 Feb;5(2):422-5.

Metallothionein gene from Tetrahymena thermophila with a copper-inducible-repressible promoter.

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Department of Biology, University of Padova, Via Ugo Bassi 58/B, 35100 Padova, Italy. francesco.boldrin@unipd.it

Abstract

We describe a novel metallothionein gene from Tetrahymena thermophila that has a strong copper-inducible promoter. This promoter can be turned on and off rapidly, making it a useful system for induction of ectopic gene expression in Tetrahymena and enhancing its applications in cell and molecular biology, as well as biotechnology.

PMID:
16467482
PMCID:
PMC1405887
DOI:
10.1128/EC.5.2.422-425.2006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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