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Retroviral Vector: pDON-5 DNA

The retroviral vector pDON-5 DNA is intended for high efficiency retrovirus-mediated gene transfer into mammalian cells. Following transfection of the retroviral vector into an appropriate packaging cell line, pDON-5 DNA expresses transient or stably transcribed products containing the psi virus packaging signal, target gene and selection marker. Furthermore, pDON-5 DNA possesses the psi and LTR viral elements but not the structural genes necessary for particle formation and replication (gag, pol, and env). This retroviral vector also contains the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) immediate early (IE) gene promoter within the U3 region of its 5' LTR; the HCMV IE promoter is a highly active element that enables high retroviral titers. pDON-5 Neo DNA contains a neomycin resistance gene as the drug selection marker for stable transfection. 

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  • Retrovirus-mediated gene transfer into mammalian cells


  1. Over 70% double-stranded covalently closed circular DNA(RFI) as determined by agarose gel electrophoresis.
  2. Cloning sites confirmed by dideoxy sequencing method.
  3. Single site restriction digest confirmed for PmaC I, Apa I, Sac II, Not I, Bgl II, Cla I, BamH I, Sal I, Hpa I and Xho I (for pDON-5 only).




pDON-AI Vectors, pMEI-5 Vectors and pDON-5 Vectors are covered by U.S. Patent Nos. 6190907, 6451595 or their foreign counterparts, are owned by ViroMed Inc. (KOREA) and are licensed to Takara Bio Inc.

For research use only. Any products, transformants and biomaterials obtained through the use of these products are prohibited from being transferred to third parties.

Users must contact TAKARA when they plan to use these products for purposes other than research.


pDON-5 Neo DNA: 5,828 bp

pDON-5 DNA: 4,697 bp


Purified by CsCl-EtBr ultracentrifugation


1. Kim, S.H. et al. (1998) J. Virol. 72:994-1004.

2. Yu, S.S. et al. (2000) Gene Ther. 7:797-804.

3. Lee, J.T. et al. (2004) Gene Ther. 11:94-99.


10 mM Tris-HCl (pH8.0), 1 mM EDTA

Cat. # Product Contents Size Price License Units Select
3658 pDON-5 DNA 20 ug $377.00 License Statements
3657 pDON-5 Neo DNA 20 ug $377.00 License Statements



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