Gill:Chung cells

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*LB or TSS with 20 mM glucose
*LB or TSS with 20 mM glucose
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Dilute an overnight culture of ''E. coli'' 1:100 in LB media. Grow to an OD of 0.3 and then put the culture on ice. Transfer the culture to chilled 50 mL Falcon tubes and centrifuge at 5,000 g for 10 minutes at 5°C. Discard the supernatant and resuspend at 1/10th volume of cold TSS by gently pipetting up and down. Transfer 100 μL aliquots to chilled 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes, and either use immediately or freeze in liquid nitrogen and store in the -80 freezer.
Dilute an overnight culture of ''E. coli'' 1:100 in LB media. Grow to an OD of 0.3 and then put the culture on ice. Transfer the culture to chilled 50 mL Falcon tubes and centrifuge at 5,000 g for 10 minutes at 5°C. Discard the supernatant and resuspend at 1/10th volume of cold TSS by gently pipetting up and down. Transfer 100 μL aliquots to chilled 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes, and either use immediately or freeze in liquid nitrogen and store in the -80 freezer.
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To tranform the cells, add 100 uL of E. coli to a cold polypropylene tube which is kept on ice. Add 100 pg plasmid DNA, mix gently, and store at 5°C for 5-60 minutes. Add 900 uL of either TSS or LB with 20 mM glucose, and incubate the culture with shaking for one hour at 37°C.
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To tranform the cells, add 100 pg plasmid DNA to an 100 uL aliquot, mix gently, and store at 5°C for 5-60 minutes. Add 900 uL of either TSS or LB with 20 mM glucose, and incubate the culture with shaking for one hour at 37°C. Plate 10 uL, 100 uL, and the rest of the transformation on selective media. At the same time, do a control using sterile water instead of plasmid DNA.
==Notes==
==Notes==

Revision as of 12:37, 22 August 2013

Materials

  • Overnight E. coli culture
  • 50 mL Falcon tubes
  • LB
  • TSS
  • 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes

Storage:

  • Freezer box

Transformation:

  • LB or TSS with 20 mM glucose
  • Plasmid DNA

Procedure

Dilute an overnight culture of E. coli 1:100 in LB media. Grow to an OD of 0.3 and then put the culture on ice. Transfer the culture to chilled 50 mL Falcon tubes and centrifuge at 5,000 g for 10 minutes at 5°C. Discard the supernatant and resuspend at 1/10th volume of cold TSS by gently pipetting up and down. Transfer 100 μL aliquots to chilled 1.5 mL centrifuge tubes, and either use immediately or freeze in liquid nitrogen and store in the -80 freezer.

To tranform the cells, add 100 pg plasmid DNA to an 100 uL aliquot, mix gently, and store at 5°C for 5-60 minutes. Add 900 uL of either TSS or LB with 20 mM glucose, and incubate the culture with shaking for one hour at 37°C. Plate 10 uL, 100 uL, and the rest of the transformation on selective media. At the same time, do a control using sterile water instead of plasmid DNA.

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input!

  • This protocol is adapted from Chung and Miller (1989). One-step preparation of competent Escherichia coli: Transformation and storage of bacterial cells in the same solution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 86(April), 2172–2175.
  • When making TSS, first add PEG to LB, heat in a 50°C water bath, and then swirl to mix. Add Mg2+, wait until the solution gets to room temperature before adding DMSO, and filter sterilize. Store in the 5 degree fridge.
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