The comprehensive study of protein structure and function, or proteomics, depends on the obtainability of full-length cDNAs in species-specific expression vectors and subsequent functional analysis of the expressed protein. Recombinational cloning is a universal cloning technique based on site-specific recombination that is independent of the insert DNA sequence of interest, which differentiates it from classical restriction enzyme-based cloning methods. Recombinational cloning enables rapid and efficient parallel transfer of DNA inserts into multiple expression systems. This unit summarizes strategies for generating expression-ready clones using the most popular commercial recombinational cloning technologies, Gateway (Life Technologies) and In-Fusion (Clontech).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Current Protocols in Molecular Biology|
|State||Published - 2015|
- Recombinational cloning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology