OCT3/4 (POU5F1) is a transcription factor that is expressed in stem cells and germ cells. Its expression is required to sustain cell self-renewal of undifferentiated stem cells. Oct-3/4 is the most recognized marker for totipotent ES cells. Ectopic expression of OCT3/4 has been used to produce iPS cells in culture. 

Human elongation factor-1 alpha (EF-1 alpha) is a constitutive promoter of human origin that can be used to drive ectopic gene expression in various in vitro and in vivo contexts. EF-1 alpha (or EF1a) is often useful in conditions where other promoters (such as CMV) have diminished activity or have been silenced (as in embryonic stem cells).

Virus: EF1A-OCT3/4
Titer (approx): 1 x 108 CFU/ml
Vector Information: Vector includes both 5’ and 3’ lentiviral LTR and all necessary elements for effective transduction; woodchuck hepatitis virus posttranscriptional regulatory element (WPRE)
Promoter for Target Gene: EF1A
Target Gene / Reporter(s): OCT3/4
Selection Gene: Puromycin
Biosafety Level: BSL-2
Shipped: Dry ice
Storage: Store at -80°C

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