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Publication : Molecular biotechnology

High frequency plasmid recombination mediated by 28 bp direct repeats

Scientific Fields
Diseases
Organisms
Applications
Technique

Published in Molecular biotechnology - 08 Jul 2008

Ribeiro SC, Oliveira PH, Prazeres DM, Monteiro GA

Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 18607781

Mol. Biotechnol. 2008 Nov;40(3):252-60

The stability in Escherichia coli of a mammalian expression vector (pCIneo) and its derivative candidate DNA vaccine (pGPV-PV) is described. These multicopy pMB1-type plasmids were found to recombine in several recA E. coli strains due to the presence of two 28 bp direct repeats flanking intervening sequences of 1.6 kb (pCIneo) and 3.2 kb (pGPV-PV). In this recombination event, one of the direct repeats and the intervening sequence were deleted or duplicated, originating monomeric or/and hetero-dimeric plasmid forms, respectively. Additionally, the plasmid rearrangement led to the acquisition of a kanamycin resistance phenotype. Recombination frequencies between 7.8 x 10(-7) and 3.1 x 10(-5) were determined for DH5alpha and JM109(DE3) strains, respectively. Higher recombination frequencies were found in cells previously grown up to stationary growth phase being the monomeric plasmid form the prevalent one. Real-time PCR quantification revealed the presence of approximately 1.5 x 10(4) recombined molecules per 2 x 10(5 )cells pre-kanamycin exposure. Under selective pressure of this antibiotic, the number of recombined molecules increased approximately 2,000-fold in a 48-h period replacing the original plasmid form. The high frequency, at which deletion-duplication occurred in the absence of kanamycin selective pressure, should be regarded as a safety concern. This work highlights the impact of mutational hot spots on expression and cloning plasmid vectors and the need to carefully design plasmid vectors.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18607781