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CMV promoter - (May/23/2010 )

Hi,

Can anyone help me and tell me what is the significance of using a CMV promotor in a vector versus a different type of promotor? And what does CMV stand for?

Thanks.

-new2science-

CMV stands for cytomegalovirus.
The CMV promoter is used because it is a very strong promoter, ie high levels of constitutive gene expression.
Also, it is effective in a broad range of cell types.

-leelee-

leelee on May 24 2010, 02:28 AM said:

CMV stands for cytomegalovirus.
The CMV promoter is used because it is a very strong promoter, ie high levels of constitutive gene expression.
Also, it is effective in a broad range of cell types.


Thanks for the help!

-new2science-