Vectors for ChR2

Gene Information

  • Gene Name ChR2
  • Type ORF
  • Description Human codon-optimized channelrhodopsin-2 from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a blue light-gated, cation-selective transmembrane channel protein. It rapidly undergoes conformational change upon absorbing photons to open channel permeable to cations (Na+, K+, H+, Ca2+, etc.)
  • Application Notes Can activate excitable cells (such as neurons, muscle cells, pancreatic cells, and immune cells) by inducting depolarization of the cell membrane upon blue light stimulation; rapid ON-rate and moderate channel closing rate; maximum excitation is 470 nm.
  • References Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 100:13940 (2003); Nature. 446:633 (2007); Exp Physiol.96:19 (2011)
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Premade Vectors for ChR2 (These vectors are in stock and available immediately)

Gene Expression Vectors
These premade vectors are constructed with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a ubiquitous promoter driving the ORF of your gene. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.
Vector Description Vector Type Marker Price
pAAV[Exp]-CAG>ChR2/HA/HA/HA:WPRE Mammalian Gene Expression AAV Vector - $159.00 View Vector 

Popular Vector Designs for ChR2(These vectors can be made very quickly)

Gene Expression Vectors
These designs are created with VectorBuilder’s standard backbones containing a ubiquitous promoter driving the ORF of your gene. A marker (e.g. EGFP) is placed in the vector where appropriate.
Vector Description Vector Type Marker Price
ChR2 expression regular plasmid vector Mammalian Gene Expression Vector   Guide  From $159
ChR2 expression lentivirus vector Mammalian Gene Expression Lentiviral Vector   Guide  From $159
ChR2 expression adenovirus vector Mammalian Gene Expression Adenoviral Vector   Guide  From $159
ChR2 expression AAV vector Mammalian Gene Expression AAV Vector   Guide  From $159
ChR2 expression PiggyBac vector Mammalian Gene Expression PiggyBac Vector   Guide  From $159

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