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Grow'n'Glow GFP Yeast Two-Hybrid System

Faster and More Cost-Effective than Conventional Assays

Features

  • Identifies in vivo protein-protein interactions of a bait protein of choice and proteins expressed from a cDNA library
  • Determines the protein binding regions of two proteins known to interact
  • Positive colonies fluoresce brightly green - therefore, one-step selection of potential positives under UV light
  • No time-consuming beta-galactosidase lift assays as essential in most conventional two-hybrid assays
  • Screens for potentially toxic interacting proteins using galactose-inducible expression of libraries
  • Fewer false positives
Positive control plate with yeast colonies

Positive control plate with yeast colonies, which fluoresce brightly green under UV light upon interaction of bait and prey.

Description

  • The two-hybrid assay provides a sophisticated and elegant way to investigate protein interactions. In addition to being able to characterize the domains, amino acid residues, and conditions necessary for known protein interactions, new interacting proteins can be identified. This screening ability makes the two-hybrid approach a powerful tool for gene discovery and functional analysis.
  • The Grow'n'Glow GFP system simplifies and accelerates the screening process of two-hybrid systems tremendously. It combines the advantages of the well known gene expression reporter protein GFP (green fluorescent protein) with the LexA based yeast two-hybrid technology. As a result protein-protein interactions can be detected in vivo in a one-step selection under UV light.
  • Interacting proteins result in expression of two reporter genes - the LEU2 nutritional selection gene and the GFP gene from Aequorea victoriae. Expression of LEU2 allows yeast with interacting proteins to grow on medium lacking leucine, and expression of the GFP gene is readily detected by visualizing colonies under ultraviolet (UV) light. Use of the tightly controlled LEU2 and the easily detectable GFP reporters reduces background and offers more clear-cut results, which expedite the entire screening process.
  • Our GFP two-hybrid system uses the E. coli LexA protein as a DNA binding protein to provide promoter specificity. Since LexA is a prokaryotic protein, there is little chance of getting non-specific activation, as it is the case when the GAL4 DNA-binding domain is used (since GAL4 is an endogenous yeast protein, it may interact with a variety of elements in a yeast cell).
  • Use of the Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) reporter eliminates the time-consuming beta-galactosidase lift assay. The particular GFP variant expressed by the pGNG1 plasmid, GFPuv, has the same excitation and emission maxima as wild-type GFP but is 18 times brighter than the wild-type variant. Yeast colonies with interacting proteins are glowing brightly green which can be easily detected by placing the plate with the yeast colonies on a standard 300 nm UV-table or under a UV-handlamp in a darkroom.
  • Expression of fusion proteins by the prey plasmid is controlled by the GAL1 upstream-activation sequence. In yeast with an intact galactose regulatory system, the GAL1 activation sequence is induced by galactose and repressed by glucose. This regulation inhibits expression of library/activation domain fusions until the actual screening, which prevents any potentially toxic library proteins affecting growth of the yeast. This sort of toxic proteins would be missed during screening in a non-inducible system.
The Two-Hybrid Approach with Grow'n'Glow

The Two-Hybrid Approach with Grow'n'Glow (to enlarge please point with mouse).

Kit Content (Complete Kit)

Product Amount
GFP reporter vector pGNG1, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Bait plasmid (pEG202), lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Prey plasmid (pJG4-5), lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Bait control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Prey control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Positive control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
5'-BAITprimer (0.1 nmol/µl) 500 pmol
5'-PREYprimer (0.1 nmol/µl) 500 pmol
3'-PREYprimer (0.1 nmol/µl) 500 pmol
Yeast strain EGY48 "high sensitivity", glycerol stock 1 ml
Yeast strain EGY194 "medium sensitivity", glycerol stock 1 ml
Yeast strain EGY188 "low sensitivity", glycerol stock 1 ml

Kit Content (Basic Kit)

Product Amount
GFP reporter vector pGNG1, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Bait control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Prey control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg
Positive control plasmid, lyophilized DNA 5 µg

ORDER INFORMATION

  • For shipping and storage information please click on Order#.
Order# Description Amount Price Data Sheet
GNGK01 Grow 'n' Glow Two-Hybrid System ""Complete Kit"" Kit 835,00 PDF
GNGK02 Grow 'n' Glow Two-Hybrid System ""Basic Kit"" Kit 664,00 PDF
GNGV01 GFP reporter vector pGNG1 5 µg 439,00 PDF
  • All prices are in EURO excl. VAT and shipping. For further pricing and order information please ask your local distributor.

Download

  • GFP Yeast Two-Hybrid System Handbook (PDF)

Vector Maps and Sequences

  • Vector map of pEG202 (pic)
  • Vector map of pJG4-5 (pic)
  • Vector map of pGNG1 (pic)
  • Sequence of pEG202 (txt)
  • Sequence of pJG4-5 (txt)
  • Sequence of pGNG1 (txt)