pBG60 Recombinant Sindbis Replicon Expression Plasmid – Gateway Compatible

Recombinant plasmid pBG60 containing Sindbis virus (SINV) that allows for fast gene of interest addition with Gateway recombination.


  • Contains a Gateway recombination cassette for rapid addition of genes of interest into the replicon 3’ subgenomic promoter
  • Expresses Blasticidin-S-deaminase (BSD) protein for selection
  • Can be used in poorly or non transfectable cells when co-transfected with the packaging plasmid pBG256

The Sindbis virus genome was inserted into the pcDNA3.1 Zeo+ expression vector such that the transcription start site of the CMV promoter overlaps with the first viral nucleotide of the viral genome. A Hepatitis D virus (HDV) ribozyme was added to the 3’ end of the viral genomic 35bp polyA sequence. The structural proteins from the 5’ subgenomic promoter were replaced with the Blasticidin-S-deaminase (BSD) gene for replicon selection. A Gateway recombination cassette is present behind the 3’ subgenomic promoter to allow genes of interest in pDONR plasmids to be easily inserted into the replicon. Transfection of Gateway recombined versions of construct into mammalian cells produces a self-replicating Sindbis virus genome that expresses the BSD protein and genes of interest, that can be packaged into infectious virus-like particles by co-transfection with packaging plasmid pBG256 that can be used to insert the replicon into poorly or non-transfectable cells (in vitro or in vivo).

From the laboratory of Brian J. Geiss, PhD, Colorado State University.

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pBG60 Recombinant Sindbis Replicon Expression Plasmid – Gateway Compatible
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Product Type: Plasmid
Gene/insert name: Sindbis virus replicon
Organism: Sindbis Virus Strain TE3'2J (AR339)
Antibiotic Resistance: Amp/chloramphenciol
Grow in E. coli at 37 C: DB3.1 or similar ccdB Survival E. Coli Cells prior to Gateway Recombination, DH5-alpha or XL10-Gold E-coli after Gateway Recombination
Cloning Site 5': MluI
Cloning Site 3': XhoI
Insert Size: 11,132 bp
Vector Backbone and Size: pcDNA3.1 Zeo+
High or low copy: High
Storage: Room Temperature (Dried), -20C (liquid)
Shipped: Room Temperature

From the laboratory of Brian J. Geiss, PhD, Colorado State University.
  1. Geiss BJ, Shimonkevitz LH, Sackal CI, Olson KE. Recombination-ready Sindbis replicon expression vectors for transgene expression. Virol J. 2007 Oct 26;4:112.PubMed PMID: 17963504; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2164957.

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